Optional Activities

 

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Lunch and Free Time

 

Lunch

The UQAM campus is located in the heart of the Quartier latin in downtown Montreal. The neighbourhood, which also goes by the name of the Quartier des spectacles, offers an abundance of restaurants and cafés with menus from all over the world. A variety of full-course meals is offered for similar prices. However, participants who have opted for lodging at UQAM Residences also have the choice of preparing their own lunches.

 

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Free Time

At the start of the course, participants will be given a program of recreational activities which includes details about:

  • cultural outings;
  • sports and leisure activities;
  • the season's events;
  • evening and night-time entertainments.

 


 

Optional Activities

 

Centre sportifUQAM Sports Center

Situated next to the Non-Credit Language Courses, the UQAM Sports Center offers (at an affordable price of $26 CAD plus all applicable taxes)* access to its modern facilities (business hours) to all summer program participants of the UQAM Non-Credit Language Courses. The UQAM Sports Center amenities include:

  • a pool;
  • a multipurpose gymnasium;
  • a fully-equipped weight room;
  • a climbing wall, and much more.

Want to stay fit throughout your Montreal adventure? You only have to click on the Sports Center option when registering on line!

Available activities and schedules

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.


 

Week-end Outings / Optional on week-end (Saturday):

 

Outing to Quebec City

Vieux québecBack in history

Welcome to the old Capital City! Here, the ancestral architecture of the buildings points to the fact that Quebec City was the first colonized town in North America (1608). The still standing fortifications that surround the old town make Québec the only fortified city north of Mexico. This being the case, the Vieux-Québec was declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1985. Anyone will no doubt fall under the charm of the old city walls, cobble-stoned streets and world-renowned neighbourhoods such as the Petit Champlain and the Place Royale, without forgetting the famous Château Frontenac, one of the most photographed hotels in the world!

 

This one-day outing, available through the Intensive sessions (A, B, and Combined), includes:

 

  • A bus round trip: Montreal - Quebec City - Montreal
  • An Huron-Wandat traditional site guided tour
  • A City guided tour
  • Some free time to explore the City and its various shops and boutiques


Cost: $ 125 CAD plus all applicable taxes*. Can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the chosen program(s) begin(s)

Trip dates: Saturday July 20, and/or Saturday August 10, 2019

Duration: Departure from Montreal at 7:00 AM and planned return at 11:00 PM

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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Mont-TremblantExcursion to Mont-Tremblant

A mere 2-hour drive away from Montreal, Mont-Tremblant is a true paradise for outdoor activities enthusiasts and nature-lovers. Among the three different Mont-Tremblant sectors, the Resort is the one we lead you to, with its pedestrian village where people are enchanted by the picturesque Quebec architecture and multicolored roofs. In this village, quaint and lovely, all types of shops, restaurants and services abound. Various activities are also offered on these sites through access to, amongst others, numerous hiking trails, a gondola and the Skyline Luge Tremblant. Moreover, you will find lively guided cruises and a beach at Tremblant lake. Bikes to rent and zip lines are also available to have fun! Ready for this adventure?


            Cost : $ 65 CAD plus all applicable taxes*. Can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the               chosen program(s) begin(s).
 

Trip dates : Saturday June 15, and Saturday July 13, 2019.

Duration : Departure from Montreal at 9:00 AM and planned return at 6:00 PM

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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VillageQcAntan Juillet2017 miniOuting to the Village Québécois d'Antan

The colorful traditional Quebec

Discover Quebec history (1810-1930) through captivating stories of eloquent villagers of the Drummondville Village Québécois d'Antan.

Wandering through lively animated streets, discover different period games, Quebec tradional music, vintage car or even horses carriage rides, and more!

A typical day will conduce you from one direction to another through a path full of astonishing activities and discoveries! The 70 ancient buildings constituting this colorful village immerse you into the heart of old Quebec customs while chatting with the untied tongues villagers (actors). You will see that they have a lot to tell!

Participants can choose to lunch at The Maison Lemire-Larocque (traditional meals), at the Relais d'Antan (snacks), buy fresh products (ex. bread, cheese, donuts, etc.) or bring their own lunch.

           Cost: $ 75 CAD plus all applicable taxes*. Can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the                chosen program(s) begin(s)
 

Trip date: Saturday August 3, 2019

Duration: Departure from Montreal at 10:00 AM and planned return at 6:00 PM

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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From the infinitely small to the infinitely great

Through this outing, visitors have access to impressive sites featuring countless natural elements.

From the vegetal beauties of the Botanical Garden to the vastness of the Universe shown at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, discover several dimensions of nature on Earth and beyond!

Space for Life, made out of different environments, honours nature as sciences. Thought to sensibilise the public, this concept arouses the visitors' consciousness on the importance to protect the terrestrial biodiversity.

Botanical Garden : A precious oasis located in the heart of the city, recognized as one of the World's largest gardens.

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium : A space where the sky gives breathtaking shows on a very exceptional 360-degree dome...

 

A guide leads the group throughout the day.

A round-trip (subway) transportation is included in this package.

Cost: $ 33 CAD plus all applicable taxes*. Can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the chosen program(s) begin(s)

Tour date: Saturday June 1, 2019

Duration: Departure from UQAM at 9:00 AM and planned return at 4:00 PM

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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A typical new trend brunch à la québécoise & a city panoramic guided tour Au Sommet

Enjoy the most beautiful view over Montreal city!

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Photo credit: Jean-François Parent

DISCOVER Montreal from the sky (!) while enjoying a trendy and reinvented Quebec cuisine at Les Enfants Terribles restaurant.

GAZE at the panoramic view from the 44th floor of Place Ville Marie located downtown and access the outdoor terrasse to enhance this site experience.

ENJOY a bilingual guided tour on the 46th floor of this tower rising over 185 meters above the ground! Seize the opportunity: the Observatoire Place Ville Marie offers a stunning 360 degrees panorama over the city.

APPRECIATE the main landmarks of the metropolis from St-Lawrence River through Mount-royal, passing by the Quartier des spectacles, and diverse architectural legends as the Olympic Park.

And...if you feel like it...

EXTEND this adventure with a visit through Place Ville Marie surroundings or in Montreal undergrounds. These sites are worth seeing!

Note : A bilingual gide leads the group throughout this activity.

Cost : $ 37 CAD plus applicable taxes*. This can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the chosen program(s) begin(s). This price includes a meal, the guided tour, service charges, and tips.

Activity date : Sunday July 14, 2019

Duration : Departure from UQAM at 9:30 AM and planned return at 2:30 PM

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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The most thrilling duo: Jet boat and zipline rides

Intrepid? Look out!

Jet boating centre ville montrealLoving adrenaline? Experience jet boating in some St-Lawrence river rapids with the unique 1200 feet zipline ride over Montreal Old Port offering a breathtaking view!

Moreover, for those who are not afraid to get wet, let's try the "Saute-Moutons"! An exhilarating one-hour boat expedition through the magnificient Lachine rapids which will leave you completely sodden and extremely smiling!

Tyrolienne Montreal Zip Line

This half-day excursion includes:

  • Equipment (raincoat, foot wear, life jacket)
  • Changing rooms and safe lockers
  • Boats and professional captains certified by Transport Canada and Transport Québec
  • One-hour boat tour with a river guide
  • Zipline experience
  • Photography service (+$)

Note: All participants should be in good health. This tour is not recommended for anyone with back, neck, heart, respiratory issues, osteoporosis or any other injuries. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate. Despite all the efforts to provide a safe experience, Saute-Moutons disclaims any liability for accidents or loss of personal property. There are potential risks related to these activities which are beyond control. All participants will be asked to sign a Liability release before departure.

Jet boat rides take place rain or shine.

Please bring dry changing clothes and a towel.

Cost: $ 75 CAD plus all applicable taxes*. Can be paid online or on site — at UQAM, before the chosen program(s) begin(s).

Tour date: Sunday June 2, and Sunday August 4, 2019

Duration: Departure from UQAM at 8:45 AM and planned return at 12:00 PM (noon)

*Subscriptions to any optional activity are not refundable.

In case of insufficient participation, the management team retains the right to cancel all optional activity and proceed to the appropriate refund.

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