Giant mountain extreme hike

Giant mountain is one of the challenging Adirondacks mountains with a popular trail, since it’s possible to reach the Rocky Peak Ridge by walking about one more hour after reaching the Giant mountain’s summit, so you can make 2 Adirondack peaks in one trip! The trail starts right from the road 73 with the sign “Giant Mountain […]

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Spectacular Lyon Mountain hike

Lyon mountain is one of the closest mountains to Montreal (2 hours drive) and, on sunny days, it’s even possible to see Montreal’s skyscrapers from its summit. This mountain, 1167 meters high,  is convenient for hikers of all levels, since there are two paths to the top with varying difficulties. New RED path:  smooth, woody and long […]

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Eau Vive Rafting and Camping on Rivière Rouge

Many rafting organizations are based around Rivière Rouge and, this time, we reserved whitewater rafting and camping at Eau Vive Rafting, just 1h 40min from Montreal. As it’s a very popular spot, we found that it was one of the most organized places around. The camping grounds are vast enough to welcome more than 40 tents […]

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Festiblues and picnic party

Festiblues is one of the best events to relax outdoors in Montreal. Unlike Jazz fest or Festival des Francofolies, we didn’t have to stand for hours in a huge crowd there. As Festiblues was organized in the Ahuntsic park, we had plenty of space to set our picnic on the grass, not too far from […]

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Great kayaking in Montreal!

Kayaking has never been that close to Montreal! Near metro Henri-Bourassa, if you get to Rivière des Pairies, there is a perfect spot for kayaking, at site nautique Sophie Barat.  Since this river is quite large, we recommend to stay closer to the shores and cross the river where it’s calmer, never under bridges. The kayaks […]

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Shakespeare in the park: The Famous Victories of Henry V

Every year around July, we are happy to welcome the excellent Shakespeare in the Park plays organized in different parks of Montreal.  Shakespeare in the Park is a great initiative run by Repercussion Theatre, a non-profit organization. These plays have become a long tradition now, starting in 1988 and continuing nowadays with new performers and plays every year. […]

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Relaxation at the Spa Polar Bear’s Club

This was the first time we went to a spa during Summer, as we always considered this a winter activity. The Polar Bear’s Club spa is about one hour from Montreal and is situated along a beautiful river, in Saint-Sauveur area, see the map here. The view is fantastic from there and it has a plethora […]

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Arbraska adventure: discover your inner Tarzan

Get ready for lots of great sensations and emotions with Arbraska. This tree-climbing adventure is not for the faint of heart. Arbraska is becoming more and more popular and counts 5 zipline parks in Quebec and 5 in Ontario. We went to the Rawdon spot, closest to Montreal, and had a blast! Here is a […]

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Montreal Jazz Festival musical getaway

The Montreal Jazz festival is one of the biggest musical events in Canada and even in the world. It’s a big tradition, spanning more than 30 years, that started in 1980 here. Not only jazz artists come here for this occasion, it’s often possible to meet new talents in country music or international singers and […]

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Washington: what to do!

In spring, when Montreal still looks grey and just starts to unfreeze from the cold winter, it’s the perfect time to visit the warmer U.S.  So, we took advantage of the Easter holidays to make an incredible trip to Washington, DC. As Washington is about 1000 km from Montreal, plan one whole day of road […]

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