A Guide to the Best Activities at Niagara Falls Sep06

A Guide to the Best ...

[Guest post by Sandy James] The Niagara Falls is one of the most majestic and awe-inspiring waterfalls on the planet, and millions of people from around the world travel to them to experience them in person. Whether you choose to visit the New York side or the Canadian side of these famous...

One cool night at the Quebec Ice Hotel Feb13

One cool night at th...

If you’ve ever dreamed about ice palaces, ice castles or ice cathedrals – they do exist. During the annual Quebec Winter Carnival – there is a beautiful ice castle with a nightly discotheque. But, not far away, there is actually a hotel made of ice, complete with ice bars, ice slide, Nordic...

Top ten reasons you need to get to Quebec Winter Carnival Feb06

Top ten reasons you ...

The 59th Annual Quebec Winter Carnival 2013 kicked off on February 1, and will continue until February 17. There’s plenty of time to still get there and have the time of your life. This is the third largest festival in the world and the world’s largest winter festival. Dress warm, come hungry...

Quebec Winter Carnival kicks off with fireworks Feb01

Quebec Winter Carniv...

With fireworks bursting over the city, the 59th Annual Quebec Winter Carnival opened to the public. Continuing until February 17, the world’s largest winter carnival will have events and entertainment to appeal to all ages. Braving the winter elements is something the people of Quebec do well...

Hotel-Musee Premieres Nations is a triple treat in Wendake, Quebec Jan22

Hotel-Musee Premiere...

To really appreciate a city, it helps to have a historical background on the place. In Quebec, that can easily be accomplished by a short, 15-minute drive north from the city center to Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat Nation. (pronounced When – dock’ – ee) When first discovered by outsiders...

The great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Ten Jun12

The great Ontario to...

[If you missed any of the previous days’ stories, you’ll find links to all the other articles at the end of this article.] This adventure started ten days ago in Windsor, Ontario and I was looking forward to a week and a half of riding the rails and trails, utilizing my two most...

The great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Nine Jun09

The great Ontario to...

[If you missed any of the previous or subsequent articles in this series, there’s a list of all the articles with hyperlinks here at the end of Day Ten.] Back in Ottawa now and I plan to get in two provinces’ full of bike paths today. Starting out from downtown Ottawa, I worked my way to the...

The great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Eight Jun09

The great Ontario to...

[If you missed any of the previous or subsequent articles in this series, there’s a list of all the articles with hyperlinks here at the end of Day Ten.] Last night after that great trip past Quebec’s whitewater rapids, I biked a short distance from the train station into the neighborhood...

The Montreal Bike Fest week and Le Tour de L’ile de Montreal Jun05

The Montreal Bike Fe...

Sunday June 3rd, I was invited to attend the wrap-up event of the week-long Montreal Bike Fest. Two rides were held simultaneously, starting at 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The Challenge Route would follow the same route we would follow, but at mach-speeds.  This advanced riders’ only event was...

The great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Four Jun05

The great Ontario to...

[If you missed any of the previous or subsequent articles in this series, there’s a list of all the articles with hyperlinks here at the end of Day Ten.] With my fluorescent yellow rain jacket and all my gear in plastic bags, the rain isn’t going to hold me down this morning. It’s the day of...

Ottawa loves their bikes and Capital VeloFest 2012 proved it Jun04

Ottawa loves their b...

Capital VeloFest  opened Saturday at 11 a.m., right on time; but everyone, including the bike polo rink was rather wet.  Merchants and organization volunteers huddled under many of the tents erected across the front lawn of the Ottawa City Hall. Within a half-hour, the rains stopped and...

The great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Two Jun01

The great Ontario to...

[If you missed any of the previous or subsequent articles in this series, there’s a list of all the articles with hyperlinks here at the end of Day Ten.] I wanted to get the most of my day in Toronto, so I opted to take the first  VIA Rail bike train out of Windsor at 5:30 a.m. Dawn was just...