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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
You can often find story-time sessions and activities in French for your children at your public library:
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.
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.
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!
Cantons de l’Est
Centre du Québec
Îles de la Madeleine