Historic District of Old Quebec

Historic District of Old Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Historic District of Old Quebec: Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built …

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8 Interesting Facts About Quebec

Canada is one of my favorite countries and a place I have extensively explored during my more than a decade of world travels. Many of my trips have focused on visiting and recording every single one of Canada’s 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but I’ve also dedicated many trips to visiting every province and every …

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Traveling Eastern Canada by Train

Parliament Hill on a train trip around Eastern Canada

Over my more than decade of travel, Canada has featured prominently in my list of places I’ve returned to over and over again. I’ve extensively road tripped across Canada’s most incredible national parks, deeply explored the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and even visited regions of the country that few people have ever seen due …

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When One Ecosystem Isn’t Enough – The Montreal Biodome

A lot of Montreal’s charm lies in the outdoors.  It is a green city, and perfect for outdoor adventure if you are visiting in the summer.  But if you visit in the winter, or there is rain in the forecast, it is smart to have an inclement weather plan.  The Biodome is perfect for this. …

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What is a Sugar Shack? – A Journey into Traditional Quebec Culture

I loved visiting Quebec.  Montreal and Quebec City were lovely cities, and they were full of charm.  But, they were cities.  They had a lot of history evident, but life had moved on.  Most parts of the cities were as modern as any other city, and you had to go into the “Old Town” if …

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