Highlights and Travel Tips – Tadoussac, Quebec

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Tadoussac is our favorite town in the whole province of Quebec. It is situated on the north coast of the St. Lawrence, about 3 hours east of Quebec City. The Saguenay river flows into the St. Lawrence here, the combination of salt and fresh water making it the perfect feeding ground for the different whale species that make Tadoussac popular with whale enthusiasts. It is not just a beautiful spot, it is a very comfortable place for tourists with its bohemian cafes, nice terraces, and small B&B’s. It is a very small town yet it has an international flavour (being very popular with Europeans). But the best thing is that it hasn’t been ruined by tourism. [Read more...]

Visiting the Montmorency Falls, Quebec

visiting the montmorency falls, quebec

12 km east of Quebec City are the Montmorency Falls, the highest falls in the province of Quebec at 84 m (275 ft) in height. Just to give you a sense of perspective, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls which are 51 m (167 ft) high.

The falls are the highlight of the Provincial Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. [Read more...]

Hiking Mont Ham in Quebec’s Eastern Townships

hiking mont ham in quebec's eastern townships

Above: photo credit Tourismdessources

Mt. Ham is about 2 hours from Montreal in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. We hiked the “Intrepid” Trail, a 1.7 km hike up to the summit where we were blessed with impressive 360 degree views. Far away we could see Mont-Megantic and Mont-Orford. The views are quite awesome.  [Read more...]

Photo Essay – Ski vacation in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

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Nice and sunny eh? Temperature was actually -30 C at the base, -33 C at the top (that’s – 27C Fahrenheit) . My buddy Lawrence and I came here for a couple of days of skiiing and drinking. The great [Read more...]

Photos – Parc National du Mont-Tremblant, Quebec in the Autumn

Parc National du Mont-Tremblant, Quebec in the Autumn

Above: View from the belvedere on the Sentier de la Roche. [Read more...]

Road Trip to Tadoussac, the Saguenay fjord, and Parc des Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie

Road Trip to Tadoussac, the Saguenay fjord, and Parc des Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie
After our almost disastrous family road trip to the Gaspe the previous year, Lissette and I decided to take our own road trip without Benjamin or the bikes. This time we were going to discover the North Coast of the St. Lawrence, including the fjord of the Saguenay river (Wikipedia: a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity). [Read more...]

Visiting Parc National du Mont-Megantic

Visiting Parc National du Mont-Megantic, quebec

Parc National du Mont-Megantic has two peaks, both accessible by car (they are the highest points in Quebec accessible by road). Mont St-Joseph (1065 m) has the more impressive views (above) while Mont Megantic (1105 m) has an astronomy center (Astrolab) open to the public. These mountains, among the highest peaks in the Eastern Townships, have some great hikes and fantastic views. [Read more...]

Our favorite Eastern Townships hike – Mt. Pinacle, Quebec

Our favorite Eastern Townships hike – Mt. Pinacle, Quebec
Mt. Pinacle
 
is our favorite hike in the whole province of Quebec. We come here at least a couple of times a year. Why? [Read more...]

Hiking in Parc National des Grands Jardins, Quebec

Hiking in Parc National des Grands Jardins, Quebec

An hour’s drive from Quebec city, Parc National des Grands Jardins [Read more...]

Highlights of a family road trip to the Gaspé, Quebec (and stories of shit fits and car accidents)

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Welcome to our first and only family road trip.

I had known Lissette a little over a year. I knew she’d enjoy the beauty of the Gaspé. Benjamin I was not sure about. He had just turned 13 and could at times be moody. [Read more...]

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