Category Archives: Weekend Trips

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

Ottawa: the True Capital City

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Our adventures in Ottawa started the moment we arrived at the hostel. The hostel is a converted old jail, bars on the windows and everything. I was in room John, on the ninth, in what used to be the old medical quarters. Most of the hostel rooms are actually the old jail cells themselves, with the rod iron bar doors that are heavy to open. Continue reading

Ottawa in the Fall

Ottawa3“It was a dark and stormy night” as the cab pulled up to the building.  The light from the cab shone onto the decaying brick steps looking up to the ominous building with bars on the window.  We slowly walked toward the building, studying every detail.  It was grey and dreary looking.  The time was finally upon us: it was time to go into the prison…. Continue reading

Adventures in Ottawa

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Montreal students went to Ottawa, Ontario recently, and spent the weekend exploring the capital of Canada. It was a great weekend to be in Ottawa! Despite leaving Montreal during a blistery blizzard, students were able to take the train from Montreal, and enjoy a smooth ride without the challenges of the snow piling up. It was the first time many had taken the train, and it was also a nice experience on the return, as they were able to see the Canadian countryside during the daytime hours.  Continue reading

Quebec City Visit Fall 2012


Hello, readers. For this week’s blog I’ll be talking about part of our first group trip outside of Montreal. From October 5thto the 7th, we went to the capital of Quebec, Quebec City. I won’t cover much of Friday’s events because I my co-blogger Evan is going to cover that date. But suffice to say, we arrived in Quebec City with no problems; the Greyhound bus we took to get there was comfortable and the ride wasn’t very long, two hours at the most. Continue reading


             The first day of April, Champlain campus in Montreal, had our trip to Ottawa. The bus ride over wasn’t long but I think everyone was very tired and a bit stressed from school. I have to say that I wasn’t the least bit thrilled to staying at hostel, especially […]

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