Ontario & Quebec

High School Program

Discover Canada’s rich historical narrative, from Ottawa’s governmental landmarks to Montréal’s cultural pulse and Québec City’s old-world allure. Dive into the vibrant interplay of history and modernity across these iconic cities.

French Canadian Identity

Our Ontario and Québec program explores the unique identities of French Canadians and their significance and contributions to Canadian society. From provincial representation within the Supreme Court in Ottawa, to the cobblestone streets of Montréal, and the sweet taste of maple from the Sugar Shacks in Québec City, there is a uniqueness to French Canadian culture and the province of Québec as a whole. 


About Ontario & Quebec

Insight’s Ottawa-Montréal-Québec City program combines the history of Canada’s capital, the culture of Montréal, and the European-inspired streets of Québec city. Begin by exploring what civic engagement looks like in the 21st century, including site visits to the House of Commons and the Supreme Court in Ottawa. In Montréal, explore the city’s vibrant cultural scene, while diving into the complex relationship between English and French Canada. In Québec city, stroll along cobblestone streets, visit famous monuments, and soak in the rich history of French Canada.

Theme alternatives

Fully customizable authentic experiences

At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.

With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.

What's included

All our trips include:

Program highlights

  • Participate in a guided tour of the Supreme Court and The House of Commons. Visit Canada’s highest court of appeal and participate in a mock trial. Then venture to the center of Canadian democracy for a guided tour of the House of Commons.  

  • Participate in a Bagel making workshop. Learn about the significance and history of the Montréal-style bagel and have a taste for yourself.

  • Visit Montmorency Falls. Right along the Montmorency River lies one of the most striking natural wonders in the region, stretching 83 meters upwards, Montmorency Falls are taller than Niagara Falls.

How it works


Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.

Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.

With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.

Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).

Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!

Sample Itinerary

  • Travel to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Embark on a guided tour of Rideau Hall, the chambers of the Governor General who represents the British monarchy in Canada. Visit the highest court of appeal in Canada for a guided tour and participate in a mock trial. Then, participate in a guided tour of the House of Commons and step inside the center of Canadian democracy.
  • Visit the Canadian Museum of History, The Royal Canadian Mint or The National Gallery for a morning of educational guided activities.

  • Take a short drive to the village of Carp on the outskirts to meet with partners on a mission to champion Indigenous culture. Discuss teachings and topics like cultural appropriation versus appreciation, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the medicine wheel, and more. Ask questions in a safe and welcoming space. Then participate in workshops such as making medicine bags or dreamcatchers
  • Travel to Montréal. Visit the Pointe-à-Callière Museum to learn more about the history and unique culture of the city. Take a journey to the past on a guided stroll through the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Learn about the European influences in the city.
  • Visit the Biodôme, a space that allows visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas. Then explore the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Montréal on an art and food tour.

  • Visit an iconic market to taste fresh local eats and adapted flavors brought in by the city’s diverse immigrant population. Learn about the significance of street art and murals in Montréal and how it is a defining characteristic of the city itself. 
  • Explore the culturally artistic history of Montréal through a workshop and gallery tour at The Museum of Modern Art of Montréal. Participate in a bagel-making workshop. Learn about the famous bagel rivalry between New York and Montréal, then taste test for yourself.
  • Travel from Montréal to Québec City. Connect with Indigenous activists and educators, participate in a workshop and experience the histories and traditions of the Huron-Wendat Nation. Walk the streets of Old Town to learn about the rich French history that exists along the cobblestone streets.
  • Visit the Citadelle for a guided tour and a workshop to learn about daily life when Europeans were settling on this land including life-changing events such as the battle of the Plains of Abraham and the long lasting clash between the French and English.

  • Take a guided tour of The National Assembly and learn how Québec differs from other Canadian provinces. Right along the Montmorency River lies one of the most striking natural wonders in the region, stretching 83 meters upwards, Montmorency Falls are taller than Niagara Falls.
  • Complete your journey home.

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