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Francophone resources and activities 2018-06-27T11:02:37-04:00

One great way to help your children succeed in their FSL program is to immerse them in the Francophone culture outside of the classroom. Why not take them to the library to read a good book together in French? Why not travel to one of the many music festivals taking place around Quebec? You could even watch a television show or movie together at home! The possibilities are endless and we’ve created this list to help you get started!

NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. many websites are available in French only.

General

Accès culture Montréal – To find out about anything cultural happening in Montreal, this is the site for you!

Montreal Families – This fantastic site will provide you with information about events for kids in and around Montreal.

Quoi faire à Québec? – If you live in Quebec City or are planning a visit there, this site has all of the information you need on what’s happening in and around the city.

Book Fairs

If you’re looking for some new and interesting books for your child, you can visit some of the book fairs taking place around the entire province:

Salon du livre de l’Abitibi-Témiscaminge

Salon du livre de la Côte-Nord

Salon du livre de l’Estrie

Salon du livre de Montréal

Salon du livre de l’Outaouais

Salon international du livre de Québec

Salon du livre de Rimouski

Salon du livre du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Salon du livre de Trois-Rivières

Salon du livre jeunesse de Longueuil

Children’s Theatre

What better activity is there for a Saturday afternoon than going to the theatre with your child? Here are some children’s theatres in Montreal and Quebec City:

Montreal

La petite valise

Maison theatre

L’illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes

Quebec

Les gros becs

French Magazines

Current events:

L’actualité is a Canadian French-language news and general interest magazine published in Montreal.

Les affaires has the latest updates on everything related to business in Quebec.

Protégez-vous is a not-for-profit monthly that provides tips and information for consumers in Quebec.

Kids & Teens:

Les Débrouillards is a fun magazine for kids (aged 9-14) who love everything related to science.

Les Explorateurs is a magazine for kids (aged 6-10) who are curious by nature.

Sports Débrouillards is a magazine dedicated to kids who love sports.

Curium is a magazine for youth (aged 14-17) who are interested in learning about science, technology and society.

Bayard Jeunesse Magazine is full of magazines, book subscriptions and digital products for kids of all ages (1-18).

DébrouillArts is a magazine for young art lovers.

French Newspapers

Le Devoir is a French language Montreal newspaper.

Journal Métro is a free French language daily in Montreal.

Le Droit is a French language newspaper published in Ottawa.

La Presse is a French language newspaper published in Montreal.

Le Nouvelliste is the newspaper for the Mauricie region, based in Trois-Rivières.

Le Quotidien is a French-language daily based in Saguenay.

Le Soleil is one of the newspapers based in Québec City.

La Tribune is a French-language newspaper based in Sherbrooke.

24 heures is a free French-language daily in Montréal.

Voir is a free, bi-monthly newspaper that highlights cultural events around Montreal and Quebec.

Libraries

You can often find story-time sessions and activities in French for your children at your public library:

Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec

Lachine Libraries (Saul Bellow and St-Pierre)

Pointe-Claire Library

Montreal Children’s Library

Movies

35 grands films Québécois – Many great movies are produced in Quebec, and here’s a list of some of the best ones.

Office national du film – The ONF (the French counterpart to the National Film Board of Canada) is full of quality Canadian documentary, animation and fiction films.

Music

Deezer : Musique Francophone – Looking for some Francophone music from Canada? You have come to the right spot.

50 ans de musique québécoise en 50 chansons – If you want to explore the musical history of Quebec, this list is the perfect start to your journey.

Television

Télé Québec(Tout-petits) or (Jeunesse) is publicly owned educational TV network from Quebec.

Radio Canada is the CBC’s French language television and radio broadcaster. You can find numerous kids’ shows here.

TVA is a French language television network based in Quebec.

TV5Monde is a TV network broadcasting French programming from all over the world.

TIVI5 is TV5’s channel for kids and youth.

Tou.TV offers web-based French programming.

Télévision française de l’Ontario (TFO) is a publicly funded, French language educational television station full of fun and educational shows.

VRAK TV is a Canadian French-language channel offering games, contests, shows and more for kids.

And… a plethora of Music and Art Festivals

Quebec has much to offer by way of music and art festivals, especially during the summer months! Wherever your family may travel, you’ll be sure to find a festival for the entire family to enjoy!

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Osisko en lumière

Festival d’humour de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue

H2O le festival Coop IGA Extra Amos

FME (Festival de Musique Emergente)

Biennale internationale d’art miniature

La Cité de l’Or en Fête

Festival du cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Baie-James

Festival en Août

Bas-Saint-Laurent

Le Tremplin, Festival de la chanson et de l’humour de Dégelis

Les Grandes Fêtes TELUS

Festival du Bootlegger

Concerts aux Îles du Bic

Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

Carrousel international du film de Rimouski

Festival de contes et récits de la francophonie le Rendez-vous des Grandes Gueules

Cantons de l’Est

Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis

Festifolies en Armandie

Shazam Fest

La Fête du Lac des Nations

Les Correspondances d’Eastman

Bouffe ton Centro

Le Festival de la chanson de Granby

Festival des Gourmands d’Asbestos

La Fête du chocolat de Bromont

Centre du Québec

Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

Fêtes Victoriennes

Charlevoix

Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul

Rêves d’automne, Festival de peinture

Chaudière-Appalaches

Nashville en Beauce

Festival Rétro de Joly

Festival Jazz Etcetera Lévis

La Fête des Chants de Marins

Festival de l’Oie Blanche

Gaspésie

Festival La Virée

Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée

Artistes en Fête champêtre

Festi Plage Cap d’Espoir

Fête du bois flotté

Festival Musique du Bout du Monde

Les Percéides – Festival international de cinéma et d’art de Percé

Îles de la Madeleine

La Folle Virée Gourmande

Festivals des Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Festival de courts métrages Images en Vues

Festivals des Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Lanaudière

Festival de Lanaudière

Festival Mémoire et Racines

Festival Festi-Force Louis Cyr

Festival Ma Rivière en Chanson

Mon festival – Le festival culturel pour la famille

Laurentides

Festival d’été de Tremblant

Route des Arts

Festival de la Rouge

Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

Saint-Jérôme Folk

Festival Nuits Blues Laurentid

Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant

Festival International du blues de Tremblant

Manicouagan

Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac

Symposium de peinture de Baie-Comeau

Festival Eau grand air

Festivent Longue-Rive

Mauricie

Le FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières en Blues

Festival International de la Poésie

Festival International de Danse Encore

Montérégie

Chants de Vielles

L’International de montgolfières de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

La Grande Gourmandise

Festival d’été de Beloeil

Festival de musique de Hudson

Show de la Rentrée Desjardins d’Acton Vale

Saint-Lambert en Fête

Festival Agrirock

Les Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion

Festival de Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion

La Fête du Vieux Marché de Saint-Deni

Montreal

Mois de l’archéologie

Festival du nouveau cinéma

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

FIFEM (Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal)

Zoofest

Festival Juste pour Rire

Fierté Montréal

Festival international de musique POP Montréal

Coup de coeur francophone

Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal

Montréal en Fêtes

Festival Eurêka!

Festival de Musique de Lachine

Festival international de la littérature (FIL)

Outaouais

Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau

Festival L’Outaouais en fête

Amnesia Rockfest

Fête d’antan

Festival d’Été des Collines

Québec

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France

Carrefour international de théâtre

ComediHa! Fest-Québec

Carnaval de Québec

Festival d’été de Québec

La Grande Fête de la Côte-de-Beaupré

Fêtes Gourmandes Desjardins de Neuville

Festival de l’Oie des Neiges

Saguenay_Lac-Saint-Jean

Festival Saint-Honoré dans l’Vent

Festival du Bleuet de Dolbeau-Mistassini

La Fête des saveurs et trouvailles

Festival de la chanson de Saint-Ambroise

Jonquière en Musique

Les Grandes Veillées

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