Category Archives: Weekend Trips

A collection of our weekend trips to Ottawa and Quebec City.

A Trip to the Capital

By John Connelly (GPROG ’21)

Opportunities arise frequently for the student body here at Montreal to get together for events, and this time we were lucky enough to go out to Ottawa to see all of the cool sights of Canada outside of Montreal.  On the trip, we got to experience historic sites, museums, government buildings, Ottawan cuisine, and a taste of anglophone Canada.
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Jails, Beavertails, and Adventures: A Look Into the Spring 2019 Ottawa Trip

JJ Robertson (GART’20) and Mitchell Zasa (GPROD’20) walking though the Ottawa Jail.

By Liana Sterling (INT ‘20)

Sleeping in a haunted jail hostel is not the only wild experience one can have in the city of Ottawa. As the capital of Canada, there are many things to do from historical tours, to the endless good food, and it’s only a 2 ½ hour bus ride away! On our recent weekend trip to Ottawa, we experienced it all. We toured the House of Commons, part of the cluster of governmental parliament buildings where committee meetings occur and laws are made. We toured the National Gallery, one of Canada’s premier art galleries with art from native tribes, local artists, as well as artwork from notable artists from around the world. We got lost in one of the largest malls in Ottawa, and ate the Canadian sweet-tooth delicacy also known as beavertails, fried dough covered with an assortment of toppings. Continue reading

23 Reasons to Study Abroad in Montreal

By Amanda Gates (GDES ’19)

[Throughout the Spring ’18 semester, Social Media Ambassador Amanda has explored Montreal and its many hidden corners. Here she gives her best reasons as to why students should consider coming up here with the Champlain Abroad program]

1. New way of living

College dorms can be boring. Picture this instead: hotel-style rooms, kitchens, and freedom. Continue reading

Montreal by Metro

By Amanda Deep By the second week of being in Montreal, I can say I felt perfectly comfortable living here. I’ve gone to the cat cafe with friends (a must see by the way), I’ve completely fallen in love with Dagwoods sandwiches, and I’ve taken the metro (subway) a solid amount of times, both to […]

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The Best Field Trips You’ll Ever Take!

By Ethan Moore Photos by Eva Fahantidou & Ryan Hipgrave Hey everyone, Ethan here! One of the main attractions of coming to Montreal is the allure of a new country and all the differences it brings. But of course, only seeing one city gives you a very tiny peek into what that country really is […]

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Studying abroad as a couple

By Nikki Pito I love everything about Vermont and the Champlain campus in Burlington. The area is beautiful, there’s so much to do, and my classmates are awesome. By sophomore year I had moved into a nice apartment off-campus with my boyfriend, Nat, who I had met freshman year. Everything was perfect, why change anything? […]

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Destination Ottawa!

OttawaFor those leaving for: OTTAWA…

This is a Boarding Message. Those heading to Ottawa, please proceed to Train 57 for the 3.05 PM departure.

The train ride lasted two hours and arrived precisely at 4.54PM. Thirty minutes later we left for dinner at Smoque Shack. As soon as we walked into the restaurant most of us striped off our coats, the warmth of the place heating up our chilled bodies. Despite there being hardly any vegetarian options Andrea still “MANAGED TO FIND THE SALAD” and it was the first time I tried tofu. Continue reading