Nothing is prettier than a sunny day with mountains and a blue sea and Vancouver can deliver. After a couple of overcast days, we were blessed with absolutely perfect weather. Here are a few scenes from around town.
With just a few hours to spend in Montréal, we headed for Vieux Montréal, the 375-year-old center of town. City leaders and preservationists have done an excellent job here of keeping historic buildings and celebrating their legacy. Entering this section of town, you feel like you are transported to Europe with brick streets, grey-stone buildings and sidewalk cafes and shops (500) for every taste. We re-grouped by starting with lunch in a… Read More
Le Château Montebello is about an hour from Mont Tremblant, Montreal or Ottawa in the Outaouais region. Situated on the Ottawa/Outaouais River, you feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a fairy tale. The lobby is huge, yet cozy, with seating groups, game tables and an incredible, massive six-sided fireplace anchoring the center. It’s the largest log cabin in the world, appropriately known as the “log castle.” Huge black logs make… Read More
Giant Fir trees reaching to the stars, crystal clear lakes, spectacular sunsets and good friends welcomed us to Quebec’s Mont Tremblant resort area. A huge ski resort much of the year, the area is transformed during the brief summer months into a much more temperate paradise. The resort was created in the 1990s on land that once was part of the Algonquin Nation. First accessed by outsiders in 1892, with the arrival… Read More