Quebec City Winter Carnival School Trip Guide
Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about your Evolve trip to Quebec City during Winter Carnival. Check out Plan for our guide on how to create the best trip for your students with important info on where to visit, eat and sleep for your groups needs and for tips on how to plan for insurance and more. Read Pack for what to bring for specific regions and seasons and Prepare for language tips, facts and local know-how.
Why should my student group visit Quebec City during Winter Carnival?
An educational trip to Quebec City during winter carnival can be a fascinating educational and cultural experience for students.
First, determine the intended focus of your educational trip. This will help you decide which regions will best suit what your group is looking to experience. Get insights below and download our full guide above to plan your perfect trip.
Educational Student Trip – Curriculum-related activities that bring to life the subjects of the classroom.
Language – Are you a French language teacher who would love for your students to improve their skills? By Interacting, Quebec City will have them speaking like the locals in no time.
Outdoor – Focus on outdoor, physical activities both inside and outside city limits by visiting the famous Quebec City Winter Carnival
Mixed Focus – A balance of educational activities, outdoor activities, and entertainment.
Luggage –Any seasoned seasoned traveler will tell you: the lighter – the better! A small or medium sized suitcase or duffel will be perfect for your trip to Quebec City. For the organized packer, it’s very handy to have a couple spare plastic bags for wet clothes or separated laundry. For day trips, bring a backpack and a safe document or money holder.
- Small or medium suitcase or duffel bag
• Backpack and/or purse for day trips and overnights
• Extra plastic bags / ziplock
Clothing – Weather in Quebec City during the winter season can get pretty cold. The temperature can drop to around -20C! Make sure to bring a lot of layers and be mindful of any high intensity or outdoor activities you will be doing as well.
- Socks, underwear, bras
• 2 pairs of long pants
• warm socks
• 2-3 long sleeve shirts
• 1 – 2 warm sweaters or sweatshirt
• Down-filled winter jacket and snow pants!
• Toque or warm hat
• Water/Snow proof boots
Accessories and Toiletries – Below are items for keeping you charged, comfortable and prepared. Before your trip, make sure you have spoken to a travel doctor about medications you will need and pack all necessary prescriptions.
• Daily Use: sunglasses, watch, compass, lock, pocket dictionary
• Entertainment: camera, phone, book, diary
• Waterbottle, hand sanitizer
• Toothbrush & toothpaste
• Soap, shampoo & conditioner
What to leave at Home – Carrying around extra pounds of luggage isn’t worth those extra shoes or that shirt you wear just one time. If you need help eliminating an item or two, check out the list below:
• Less practical and/or fancy clothing
• More shoes than needed
• Many heavy books
• BIG bottles of toiletries – swap for travel sized containers
• Heavy towels
Looking to get a jump start on your French language skills? Here are some greetings and expressions for you to practice just for fun!
Good morning: Bon matin
Good afternoon: Bon après-midi
Good night: Bonne nuit
Good bye: Au-revoir
See you soon: À bientôt
Excuse me: Pardon
How are you?: Comment ça va?
Fine, thanks: Bien, merci.
My name is: Mon nom est….
What is your name?: Comment tu t-appelles?
Pleased to meet you: Enchanté(e)
Do you speak English?: Est-ce que tu parle anglais?
I don’t speak French: Je ne parle pas français
I don’t understand: Je ne comprends pas
I am from…: Je suis de… (city, country)
Slower, please: Plus lentement, s’il vous plait
Where is: Où est
The bathroom: les toilettes
The restaurant: le restaurant
The bank: la banque
The beach: la plage
Pharmacy: la pharmacie
How much does it cost?: Combien ça coûte?
Please: S’il vous plait
Thank you: Merci
You’re welcome: De rien
Quebec City Fun Facts:
- Quebec City – and not Montreal – is the capital of the province of Quebec
- The motto of Quebec is “Je me souviens” (French for “I remember”).
- Quebec City is the oldest French speaking community in the New World, 407 years old as of today
- Quebec City is the only walled city in Canada. It still has three miles (4.7 km) of walls.
- Quebec City is situated at the intersection of the rivers St. Lawrence and the St. Charles.