Quebec

Reduced Capacity: Skiing and Snowboarding in a Time of COVID-19

Lake Louise Ski Resort announced their earliest opening date ever for October 29th due to snowy conditions in the mountains which sees Canadians able to hit the slopes before we trick or treat. Seems appropriate for 2020. Regardless of opening dates, and before a flake of snow falls, all ski
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Saguenay Lac St-Jean Photo Nancy Truman Tadoussac
Wild Blueberries, Hiking and Whale-Watching in Saguenay Lac St-Jean

  The first time I picked wild blueberries was with my grandmother at a cottage on Lake Nipissing, which became the filling for wonderful little tarts. Since then, I’ve always bought at least one quart of these tiny, dark blue gems every August. But getting to pick and eat them
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Percé rock is a well-known landmark on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. Photo Carol Patterson
Rock(ing) Tourism in Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula

The quiet town of Percé on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula is best known for the large rock jutting out of the Gulf of St. Laurence that’s graced a million Instagram feeds, but there’s a new geologic attraction in town. In 2018 Géoparc de Percé – the first UNESCO Geopark in French-speaking
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Winter-in-Montreal-Mount-Royal-Park-©-Ville-de-Montréal.
The Great Outdoors: Things to Do in Montreal While Social Distancing

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus), the Government of Canada suggests citizens practise good hygiene, social distancing. People are avoiding crowded places, avoiding physical contact like handshakes, using public transit on off-peak hours when they can’t avoid it and when possible, using food delivery services
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Fall in Mont Tremblant
No Skis Required: Mont-Tremblant in Fall

We picked the perfect weekend to visit Mont Tremblant. Hues of red and yellow were just starting to peek into the tree canopy and the temperature made one think of flip flops rather than hockey. We arrived at Tremblant late morning and the pedestrian village was already buzzing. On this
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Eastern Townships - Parc del la Gorge- Photo Stephen Johnson
Family Friendly Quebec Eastern Townships and Sherbrooke

For the past twenty years, I’ve had a love affair with the province of Quebec. I lived in Quebec City in 1999 for nine months to learn the language and grew to love the culture. Now that our son, David, is in French immersion, it is further motivation to explore
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A proud gardener at Upper Canada Village demonstrates how the vegetables are grown - Photo Jan Feduck
Tasty Time Travel: Food History at Canada’s Historic Sites

Children sat quietly around a harvest table eating with their family and talking about what farm chores needed to be done for the day. This French family was dining as if in the 1700s at New Brunswick’s Acadian Village. A little boy, visiting with his family stood around the outside
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Montrreal - Le Petit Dep Cafe - Photo Denise Davy
To Montreal, With Love

As my daughters and I rode La Grande Roue de Montreal, the observation wheel in Old Montreal’s waterfront, we took in the sweeping and spectacular views around us. The wheel is 60 metres high, the equivalent of a 20-storey building, and the largest in Canada, so we had a birds-eye
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Montreal Cirque Festival Featured Image
Run Away to Montreal Cirque Festival

As one of the most exciting and unique North American cities, Montreal can always capture the imagination and make you feel as though you have taken a charming mini break in a European city. But visit in July and you’ll feel like you have entered a magical realm. From July
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Best Christmas Makets in Canada
Canucks, Crafts & Cheer! Find It All at These 8 Best Christmas Markets in Canada

Christmas is just around the corner, and no one knows how to celebrate better than the citizens of the great, white north! Canadians love to ring in the season with mistletoe, plenty of snow and, of course, Christmas markets. From Victoria to St. John’s, our great nation is looking to
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