Snowshoeing pleasures in Ouareau park

We have visited the Ouareau park during the fall and were impressed by its beauty, so we wanted to admire it in the winter time as well. As we arrived, a light snow was falling on the hills and valleys and we could snowshoe on its different trails. As we were climbing up and down […]

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Boldt Castle, Heart Island, NY in the 1000 Islands

Upon our visit of the 1000 islands, we stopped on the island that harbors Boldt castle. The story of this place amazed us.  The construction of this castle started in 1900 by Mr. Boldt, an American millionaire, who wanted to build the most magnificent castle for his wife, Louise, born on St.-Valentine’s day. For this […]

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NY, 1000 islands stop 1: Singer Castle on Dark Island

For the exploration of the 1000 islands, we found out that from the american side, there are much more cruises organized than from the Canadian, so we crossed the border and drove to our destination.  We bought the tickets before-hand, cause these cruises are so popular! During our cruise of the 1000 islands, our first […]

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Twins parade or seeing double?

The 16th edition of the Twins Parade was completely Western this year, starting at 4:00pm. at Place des Arts, with great country music and a shining sun. A horse carriage with twin horses was opening the parade. All the twins were wearing cowboy and cowgirl costumes,  even the smallest babies! The parade was organized in several […]

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Canada day in Ottawa

Oh Canada! Our home and native land!  What a party we had in your honor ! Our day trip to Ottawa for the Canada Day celebrations was full of discoveries. Lots of great shows and animation were there and plenty of galleries and museums were free to visit as well. After checking out all the interesting spots, especially […]

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World Environment Day

Today, June 5, for the World Environment Day,  urban gardening is the new star. We even started our garden too for the first time this year, with juicy “cherry” and “big beef” tomatoes, cucumbers, little sweet peas and more plants to come! This crocus photo is from our Botanical garden visit, we are not at this […]

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Biking spirit!

    Last Sunday, April 28th, we opened the biking season, strongly encouraged by the positive temperature and a shining sun. This time, we rode on one of the most unknown but also the most beautiful biking tracks around. Sometimes, it’s not even shown on the biking trails maps! Starting at the Jean-Drapeau park, it goes all […]

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Opening of the sailing season down the Hudson river

Oh, how we opened the sailing season this year in New York, on the Hudson river! Any real adventurer dreams about this! In the morning, we were all ready and eager to, as soon as possible, reach the marina where our sailing boat waited for us! When we arrived, we were greeted by the Canadian geese that  were leaving the […]

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The largest Canadian winter festival of kites

Winter winds, chilly to the bones, who likes them? Well, you will be surprised! Everyone  hoped that it will be windy and sunny during the Canadian winter festival of kites, in St-Placide, Quebec. And yes, our hopes materialized! On the frozen lake, the wind was just incredibly strong  and kites were flying everywhere.  Anyone could […]

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When knights and princesses unite!

The rendez-vous medieval for everyone, this is the best event we’ve ever seen! For all tastes, it was truly fantastic.  In addition of a great exposition of medieval war crafts, many performances were performed outside, to everyone’s delight. Kids practiced their skills at sword fighting, fire dancers warmed the atmosphere, and many people arrived costumed – […]

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