Located at the northeastern tip of North America, Quebec is Canada’s largest and most diverse province. It also contains two of North America’s oldest cities, one of them being the most European destination this side of the Atlantic. From its varied landscape, vegetation, and climate to its multi-faceted people, Quebec is a place not soon to be forgotten.
Join us in Quebec for an adventure of a lifetime. Visit the walled town of Quebec City and step back into history. You might even think you’d stumbled upon modern France. Absorb the historical influence of the Amerindians, the French, and the British. Meet the passionate and creative people that come together to make this beautiful area unique to the entire world on a missions trip or pilgrimage.
- Attend a worship service in French.
- Pray in some of North America’s oldest and most beautiful churches.
- Walk a prayer labyrinth in a local park.
- Immerse yourself in the Francophone culture.
- Explore the history of the old cities of Quebec and Montreal.
- Take in the spectacular beauty of Montmorency Falls.
- Serve the needy through outreach with a local church.
- Tend to the environment serving in a local park.
- Work with an organization that serves youth or the elderly.
Every Wonder Voyage itinerary (mission trip and/or pilgrimage) is personalized to the desires, direction and personality of each group. This itinerary is only a description of the kind of journey we can create for your unique team.
- Day 1 – On the Journey
Our week of discovery begins as we arrive in Montreal. Although we will have lots of time to explore this remarkable city, our first destination is actually the historic capitol of the province: Quebec City. We will travel there and get settled in our lodging, and then we will take some time to get acquainted with each other and with the neighborhood that will be our home for the next couple of days.
- Day 2 – Putting Down Roots
One of the most fascinating parts of exploring an old city is the mere contemplation of its location. Where and how people choose to put down roots is often a very interesting story. As we explore some of Quebec Cityʼs important historical and spiritual locales today, we will spend time pondering and discussing our spiritual roots and what makes for a life of faith that flourishes.
- Day 3 – Godʼs Abundant Love
Before we head toward Montreal and our adventure there, we will make a side-trip to view one of Canadaʼs natural wonders. Montmorency Falls stands twenty-seven stories high (double the height of Niagara Falls) and is one of the most spectacular sights in the province. We will enjoy some time outdoors experiencing the natural beauty and we will contemplate the wonder and splendor of Godʼs love.
- Day 4 – Our Light to Lead Us Home
Today we will put on our walking shoes and our explorerʼs mindsets as we take in some of the cityʼs best. We will begin with a bit of history on a walking tour of some of the townʼs noted catastrophes. We will take the time to explore the Old Port, including the Sailorʼs Chapel and Clock Tower. In these locations we will remember the faith of explorers and sailors as they embarked upon journeys to faraway lands.
- Day 5 – Standing Out Among the Crowd
From St Josephʼs Oratory, the largest shrine to St Joseph in the world; to Christ Church Cathedral, where there is a shopping mall beneath the sanctuary; to St Patrickʼs Basilica refuge for many Irish who fled the Potato Famine; today we will think about the difference between doing what is right and doing what is popular.
- Day 6 – In Remembrance of Me
Today will truly be a time for worship, rest, reflection, fellowship and fun. We will begin our day in worship at a local Eucharist service. After church we will visit the Little Italy section of town for some delicious pizza. We will go to Mont Royal Park (the ʻmountainʼ for which the city is named) with the hope of catching a summer favorite activity for locals: a percussionist jam session.
- Day 7 – On Earth as It Is In Heaven
As we move through our final day in this amazing city, we will have the chance to see some more of the things that make this place so unique. From the Musee de Beaux Artes de Montreal, to the Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, a replica of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, to Chinatown, to the Underground City we will wander and think about how this city and our lives can reflect a little bit of heaven here on earth.
- Day 8 – Always on the Journey
As we depart this lovely city, we hope to take the lessons of pilgrimage with us. We have been united in community on this journey, and now we travel home with hopes of applying the things that we have learned about God, about ourselves and about each other in our everyday lives.
Legacy in Quebec, Canada
- *This is the base cost of the trip. Your cost may differ depending on housing, activities, etc.