Travelling to Trois-Pistoles

How to get to Trois-Pistoles

Located approximately 230kms 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. 

If flying, you can choose either Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and transfer to an Orleans Express bus at the airport, or you can fly to Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport and take a taxi to the Ste-Foy bus terminal to get the next Orleans Express bus to Trois-Pistoles.

 Bus Orleans Express Bus – from Montreal or points east  

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

Train  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.

 Car Driving

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


We ask that you be in Trois-Pistoles sometime on Sunday prior to the beginning of the session. 

Spring Session
Sunday, May 14 (or by train Monday, May 15 early am)

Summer Session
Sunday, July 9 (or by train Monday, July 10 early am)

French Teachers' Program
Sunday, July 23 (or by train Monday, July 24 early am)

Optional Preparatory Weeks
Sunday, May 7 (or by train Monday, May 8 early am)
Sunday, July 2 (or by train Monday, July 3 early am)


Spring Session
Thursday, June 15 (AM) or Wednesday, June 14 (PM)
* Three Week Session Thursday, June 1 (AM) or Wednesday, May 31 (PM)

Summer Session
Thursday, August 10 (AM) or Wednesday, August 9 (PM)
* Three Week Session Thursday, July 27 (AM) or Wednesday, July 26 (PM)

French Teachers' Program
Saturday, August 5

Please note that accommodation with your host family prior to the arrival date and after the departure date cannot be guaranteed. Additional charges of $25/day will apply.