The echoes of Pow-Wow

The First Nations meet every year for a great celebration of their culture and traditional dance. For this special occasion, many tribes from Canada and the U.S. have a huge gathering, and we came there as well!

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Lavender fields of La Maison Lavande!

For the birthday of our Adventurial, we went to relax in the lavender fields of La Maison Lavande, the lavender paradise! La Maison Lavande is in Saint-Eustache (Quebec),  just 50 min. from Montreal, see map here. We never saw such a beauty before! La Maison Lavande is the perfect place to come in July, when it flowers […]

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Sand Sculptures and Wonders

Between Ottawa and Montreal, we stopped at the Sand Wonders fest, in Gatineau, to admire sand sculptures. Several giant sand sculptures greeted us. The theme of the sand sculptures fest was CARNIVALS, and many international carnivals were represented there by sand artists. Here is the Rio Carnival: Here is the Quebec Winter Carnival, with Bonhomme Carnaval and huskies: There […]

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Canada Day in Ottawa!

For Canada Day celebrations, on July 1st, since there are no big festivities in Montreal, it’s much better to go to Ottawa. For that occasion, there is a great show in front of the Parliament, with lots of animations in the streets, Canadian flags everywhere, and happy Canadians in all the pubs. Since many Ottawa museums […]

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Horse riding at La Clef Des Champs ranch

  There are many horse riding ranches around Montreal, but many of them are extremely expensive, so we went with a big group to have a number advantage. After about an hour of riding the car, we were ready to ride a horse of course, at La Clef Des Champs ranch! This ranch is situated North-West of […]

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Kayak Safari

The exploration of a sinuous river in a kayak, being able to touch the turtles swimming by, what can be better? Wildlife is always present around rivers, as we have seen some ducks and herons, bull frogs and turtles. Even deer tracks could be found in the mud along the shore.  There was a small island on our way and […]

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Get high, very high at the balloon festival

The International balloon festival of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu is extremely popular and particularly spectacular. The ride from Montreal to the site is less than 2 hours. The balloons are visible from all the surrounding area. Over one hundred balloons from all over the world are showed there. If you want to see how they are brought to the […]

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Treasure Island

Only one hour from Montreal, on the mysterious island in the middle of the Richelieu River proudly stands the incredible star-shaped Fort Lennox , a wonder to discover. It was once upon a time used by the British to defend the main path to Montreal and Quebec from the “evil” Americans and other barbarians. This […]

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Let butterflies free and you will see…

  During cold winter nights, who didn’t dream to wake up somewhere closer to the tropics and the sun! It’s the perfect time then to warm up in the botanical garden’s greenhouses and enjoy the butterflies show.  Just for us, The Botanical Garden buys hundreds of caterpillars from countries like Mexico and brings them here, where they become butterflies. And […]

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Wildlife: Tricky Fox

  There are so much wildlife in and around our cities, you don’t have to go far to find it! One of the activities to do is to go wildlife  searching  with a good photo camera.  Apart from squirrels, in the evening you might meet a skunk or a raccoon, and even more impressive creatures. One of […]

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