Colourbox stock photo of Kananaskis in the fall shows yellow trees in front of mountains

Week-ends d'immersion

Practice your French in beautiful Kananaskis

Immersion days/weekends allow students of French to practice what they learn in the classroom in an informal "real life" context. The participant to monitor ratio is approximately 5:1 and French is spoken at all times.

Students registered in French III, or in French 213 can participate at the beginner level.

Students who have a minimum of 110 hours of French instruction can register in the intermediate French immersion. The prerequisite for students taking courses with the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is French 213. The prerequisite for Continuing Education students is Level IV.


Our next immersion weekend:
FALL 2024: November 23 & 24
WINTER 2025: March 8 & 9

Immersion Weekend Outline


Saturday morning at 9:20 AM by bus. You are asked to meet at French Drop-In Centre, in Craigie Hall C 301, at 9:00 AM – have a café with us.


Leave Kananaskis Sunday around 4:30 PM. Arrival on campus around 6:00 PM.

What To Bring

Toiletries, casual clothes (such as jeans or others), warm clothing for outdoor activities, sandals/footwear for inside the lodge, medication, teddy bears and pyjamas. You can take along your musical instrument for Saturday evening. Towel, pillow and bedding are provided. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed during the weekend.


We recommend that you be dropped off or use the transit on Saturday morning. If parking is required, call University Parking services at 403.220.6771 to check parking stall availability.

See parking lot map

Health Issues

If you have allergies or special dietary needs, please advise us at the time of registration: 403.220.7226.

We provide

Bus transportation, semi-private room, three meals, snacks and activities.

Don't forget!

your team spirit, your sense of humour along with your desire to speak French all weekend. We would appreciate your cooperation in respecting the rules and regulations of our host, the Biogeoscience Institute – Barrier Lake Station, in Kananaskis.

Need to cancel?

In order to receive a refund, your cancellation notice must be received 10 business days prior to the commencement of the immersion weekend. Phone 403.220.7226 or email us for any further information.

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Immersion Weekend for Beginner Students

Don't have a car? Pas de problème!

We meet from 9 a.m. in Craigie Hall C301 on Saturday morning. We then leave at 9:20 a.m. to travel to the Kananaskis Field Stations as a group, by bus, and return to Calgary late afternoon on Sunday – approximate arrival to Calgary Campus at 5:30 p.m.


About 100km west of Calgary near Barrier Lake, in Kananaskis Country


  • Speak French all weekend and have fun while learning
  • Get rid of the fear of speaking French
  • Obtain better results on oral exams
  • Maybe dream in French!


  • $95 - Full-time University of Calgary students
  • $185 - General public


bus transportation, semi-private room, four meals and snacks, cultural and linguistics activities, and a whole lot of fun.


at least one week prior to departure date. Please advise us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Call 403 220 7226.

Immersion Weekend for Intermediate or Advanced Students

Pas de voiture? Aucun problème!

Nous nous rendrons en autobus au Centre de recherches environnementales de l'Université de Calgary situé à Kananaskis. On se rencontre à Craigie Hall, au C301, à partir de 9h00. Départ prévu pour 9h20, le samedi matin. Retour: dimanche vers 17h30.


à environ 100km à l'ouest de Calgary près du lac Barrier, à Kananaskis


  • pour parler en français toute la fin de semaine
  • pour vous amuser tout en apprenant
  • pour obtenir de meilleures notes aux examens oraux
  • et peut-être même pour rêver en français


  • 95$ pour les étudiants à temps plein de l'Université de Calgary
  • 185$ pour les autres


Les frais d'inscription comprennent le transport en autobus, une chambre semi-privée, trois repas et collations, différentes activités culturelles et pédagogiques, et une tonne de plaisir


Pour de plus amples renseignements ou pour vous inscrire, appelez dès aujourd'hui le 403 220 7226. S.V.P., nous aviser si vous avez des allergies ou restrictions alimentaires.


S'inscrire au moins une semaine avant la date de départ.