Ile d’Orleans

Île d’Orléans is a large (34 km) Island in the Saint Lawrence River just north of Quebec City.  I suggest driving the road that circles the island in a counter clockwise direction. The first stop is at the Southwesterly end of the island and the Chocolate Store. There is a place to grab regular food. […]

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Charlevoix – Quebec

Baie-Saint-Paul While BSP promotes itself as artisan community, you need to head further north to experience the Charlevoix artisan.  Main street in BSP is store after store of bric-brac an not local artisans.  There is an abundance of statuary on display around town.  However the drive into and out of BSP is itself worth the […]

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Donkeys and Whales – Quebec

Where else can you have soap from Donkey milk and see Beluga Whales form your car window.  I can’t think of anyplace.  Taking highway 138 from La Malbaie, QC to Baie St Catherine you see grand views of the St Lawrence and cute little towns. The first stop was a Savonerie in Cap de Persil.  […]

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Eastern Townships – Montreal

  If you are into Cycling and wineries then this area east of Montreal  and North of Vermont is definitely for you.  Quebec has done a great job growing the winemaking industry.  There is a well marked route that takes you past each of the areas wineries.  The wineries present themselves very well.  The make […]

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