Quebec, QC ~ The historic Île d’Orléans is located in the St. Lawrence river, within view of Quebec City. Visitors can experience traditional French countryside, regional cuisine, historic sites, and local homemade goods. Some of the things you’ll need to try when visiting: local wine, fruits and vegetables, honey, maple products, and dairy products. The views are also spectacular!
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Montreal, QC ~ We had the pleasure of taking the guided tour, which walks you through Olympic Park’s history and preparations for the 1976 Olympics. In addition to sporting and cultural events, the stadium houses a world class fitness training facility and olympic swimming pools. The Sports Centre boasts the most swim lanes of any facility in Québec, and is open to the public.
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Montreal, QC ~ Olympic Stadium, also known as the Big O, is located in Montreal Olympic Park. Ariel views were taken from the Tower Observatory, the tallest inclined tower in the world. Address: 4141 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave, Montreal, QC H1V 3N7, Canada
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Montréal, Canada ~ The first photo in this series is of our hotel room at Parc Suites Hotel, 3463 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 2H6, Canada (parcsuites.com). I’m sure there are fancier, newer places to stay nearby, but we greatly enjoyed this particular hotel because of the homely feel of the rooms and friendliness of the staff. You feel like you are staying in your own downtown apartment. From this location we were able to walk in all directions, exploring […]
Montréal, Canada ~ Montréal is a vibrant city, mixed with historic and modern architecture, and equally diverse citizens. Our stay here was brief, but we fell in love instantly. These photos were taken on a stroll one afternoon around the city. I usually jot down the names of the streets and major locations, but I was having too much fun sightseeing, and completely forgot to take notes. Anyhow, you’ll just have to visit to see these places for yourself!
Québec, Canada ~ These photos were taken while visiting Parc Boisé du Quai, at the end of Rue-Sainte Anne in the city of Baie-Saint-Paul. We wandered down the only street we could find that would take us to the water. Discovering the park and walking trails was a pleasant surprise. Baie-Saint-Paul has many wonderful restaurants and historic attractions. We just need to brush up on our French, because this is an exclusively French speaking area.
Québec, QC Canada ~ Rue Saint-Jean was the street that we’d use to walk to and from Old Québec. This street has a beautiful mix of modern and historic architecture. As with most vacations, my fondest memories involve food. We had a wonderful breakfast at Au Bonnet D’Âne (rough translation: The Donkey Bonnet), the best tasting pesto pizza I’ve ever had in my life at Pizzeria D’Youville, and mouthwatering onion soup and banana and chocolate crepes at Au Petit Coin […]
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