Arrival and Departure

We ask that you arrive on Sunday afternoon prior to the welcome reception. Classes begin on Monday morning. Participants should plan to depart on the final Saturday (PM) or Sunday (AM) of the session. 

Welcome Reception
École secondaire de Trois-Pistoles
455 Jenkin Street
7:30 p.m.  

Please make sure to follow all health and safety guidelines required by your travel provider. 

Getting to Trois-Pistoles 

Located approximately 230km east of Quebec City, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Trois-Pistoles can be reached by car, the Orleans Express Bus, or VIA Rail (limited service only).



Jean Lesage International Airport (Quebec City) is the closest airport to Trois-Pistoles. Upon arrival in Quebec City, you will need to take a taxi to the Orleans Express bus terminal in Sainte-Foy to complete your trip to Trois-Pistoles. We recommend purchasing your bus ticket prior to booking your flight in order to ensure the flight arrival time aligns with the bus departure time.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS (August program only)

Participants arriving to Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport will have the option of purchasing a seat on our return airport shuttle bus. Tickets can be purchased during registration, or closer to the program start date.

Arrival shuttle: Sunday, August 8. Leaves the airport at noon.

Departure shuttle: Sunday, August 14 (One Week Program) or Sunday, August 21 (Two Week Program). Arrives at the airport at noon.

A ticket for the shuttle bus can be purchased during registration, or by signing in to your Western Continuing Studies account and selecting Special Requests. 



Orleans Express Bus – from Montreal or points east  

Please buy your ticket in advance. We will meet you at the bus stop in Trois-Pistoles if you advise us of your date and time of arrival. We will also drive you to the station for your departure.



VIA Rail*  limited service only

If you take the train you will be arriving in the early hours of Monday morning. We will be at the station to meet you.  Please book your round-trip ticket early as space is limited.



Driving directions from Jean Lesage International Airport (Quebec City) to the Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School, 455 Rue Jenkin, Trois-Pistoles, QC, Canada

Please note: Accommodation with your host family prior to the first Sunday and after the last Saturday night cannot be guaranteed. Additional charges of $40/day will apply.