Explore is an intensive language immersion program offered each year by La Cité. If you want to learn English or French and improve your level while discovering Canada's capital city, the Explore La Cité program is for you!

This summer, Explore will be delivered remotely!

This 5-week French immersion program will be done remotely this year. Our team is planning a schedule full of super interesting virtual activities to improve your French language skills. Become a part of our proud Francophone institution this summer!

As part of our program, you will be able to attend synchronous grammar classes, participate in live broadcasts, and have fun in conversation workshops with people from all across Canada. Our credit language courses are taught by dynamic and experienced teachers.

Program Dates

French immersion program
June 28 to July 30

English immersion program
June 28 to July 30

Delivery method

Online via Microsoft Teams

Schedule for mandatory classes and workshops

Monday to Thursday

French Immersion Program
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

English Immersion Program  
9:00 am to 12:00 pm


How much does it cost?

The program itself is free by applying for a scholarship at Explore

Registration fees are $275* per participant

* You will be reimbursed in full at the end of the program

Am I eligible?

To be eligible at La Cité, you must meet the following TWO criteria:

Have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status*

Be 18 years of age and over when the Explore program begins

For other eligibility criterias

There are no language-skill requirements. If you meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for a place funded by the Government of Canada.

* People who hold a visa to study in Canada are not eligible

Parlement canadien

Throughout the program, you will discover many museums, attractions, activities, and entertainment in Ottawa, right from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or smartphone! With plenty of virtual options for all ages, including behind-the-scenes tours, live shows, and cooking lessons, you'll easily be able to access the best of Canada's Capital without leaving your home.

Discover Ottawa here!

" Explore La Cité " Contest

$5,000 in prizes to be won with La Cité

This year we have decided to spoil you with our "Explore La Cité Contest" with more than $5,000** in prizes to be won with La Cité!

You are automatically eligible when you choose La Cité and complete the five-week program.

** Certain conditions may apply. The details of the contest as well as the prizes are available here.

How it works!

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Register to get an Explore scholarship

Sign up

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Choose La Cité when you fill out the Explore form

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Once accepted, you must pay your registration fees

Pay the fees

Once your registration has been completed and you have paid your registration fees, a member of the Explore La Cité team will contact you and provide you with all of the necessary details.

Need to reach us

613 742-2483, ext.: 2371 or toll-free 1 800 267-2483, ext.: 2371

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.