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 great Ontario to Quebec VIA Rail 2012 biking adventure – Day Five Jun06

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.] Arriving in Montreal in another downpour, I pedaled from the VIA Rail station to my hotel for the next two nights – Auberge  Du Carre-Saint...

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...

Best places to bike – Quebec Apr05

Best places to bike ...

Just outside the city there’s an island to discover Quebec is one of the best places to go for vacation for a hundred reasons or more, but with the weather becoming so mild, bike riding for 2012 ought to be near the top of your list for spring travel.  Read on because there’s a little...

Video of the Ice Hotel in Quebec Nov11

Video of the Ice Hot...

Video by Hotel de Glace, the Ice Hotel in Quebec.  This year it will be located at a new address, even closer to the city, making it more accessible for both tourists and Quebec citizenry. Look for it at 9530, rue de la Faune, Québec adjacent to the Four Points by Sheraton...

Hotel de Glace (the Ice Hotel) in Quebec Nov11

Hotel de Glace (the ...

Photos by Xavier Dachez ©Xdachez.com  Read the full story of the Ice Hotel on Examiner.com. It’s an amazing site to see – not to mention an unbelievable place to spend the night. Nordic mummy bags are included.  Please share this article with your social...