Mount-Royal Park, Montreal17 Feb 2016

Mount-Royal Park, Montreal

Mount-Royal Park, at the same name hill, is one of the places you must definitely visit in Montreal. This mountain is in the middle of the city, it’s visible almost from every part of it and rules its panorama. It was turned into a park in 1876. It’s divided into three areas: two cemeteries and the park itself, with several viewpoints and many paths that cross the mountain in every possible direction. You can access

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Visit to Montreal – Points of interest16 Feb 2016

Visit to Montreal – Points of interest

Montreal was the last stage of our route through Canada. We stayed there only two days, but we had enough time to know some quarters and point of interests of the city. The travel by car from Tadoussac was longer than we expected, partly because another storm fell upon us and partly because of the traffic at the entrance of the city, so we arrived to the hotel half an hour late.

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Saguenay Fjord15 Feb 2016

Saguenay Fjord

The other trip we made while we were in Tadoussac area was a car travel along one of the roads surrounding Saguenay fjord until Saint Jean Lake. Once again, the weather wasn’t good. Furthermore, these roads aren’t very fast, so we didn’t make a long journey. Saint Jean Lake is more than 3 hours away from Tadoussac, and considering the threat of rain, we didn’t go very far.

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Whale watching in Tadoussac15 Feb 2016

Whale watching in Tadoussac

As I told you the weather wasn’t good at all in this stage of the journey, so we took the first opportunity we had when it stopped raining to buy the tickets for the next whale watching excursion. The cruise lines, whether ships or zodiacs (pneumatic boats), leave from every village in this piece of coast at different hours during the day, to try to watch whales. It seems really simple to see them, especially

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Tadoussac and Saguenay Marine Park14 Feb 2016

Tadoussac and Saguenay Marine Park

As I told you on the previous post, our next stage in our journey through Canada took us to Saguenay-Saint Laurent Marine Park surroundings, which cover a large terrestrial and marine region between Saguenay River’s fjord and Saint Laurent estuary. The travel between Quebec City and Tadoussac (the “nerve center” of the region) includes crossing the fjord on a free ferry that completes the journey in only 10 minutes.

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Wendake, the Huron Indian reservation11 Feb 2016

Wendake, the Huron Indian reservation

We wanted to know more about the history and traditions of the Seven Nations, the first inhabitants of Canadian lands, so we planned a visit to an Indian reservation during the two nights we spent in the city of Quebec. The chosen one was Wendake, the only one surviving Huron reservation, and where we can find Onhoüa Chetek8e, the traditional site of this people. Wendake is the modern name for the Huron-Wendat reservation, established in

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Walking in Quebec11 Feb 2016

Walking in Quebec

Our next stage of the journey took us to leave the Anglophone Canada (Ontario) and enter the Francophone to visit the city of Quebec, in the province of the same name. When we travelled from Hay Lake to Quebec it was like one of those days where you only have to drive the car, without time to make a stop to rest. More than 700 kilometres of hard travel were waiting for us. We woke

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Mammals and birds in Algonquin, Canada10 Feb 2016

Mammals and birds in Algonquin, Canada

According to the guides, in Algonquin Provincial Park (Ontario, Canada) and its surroundings live about 50 species of mammals, 130 of birds and 30 of reptiles. Some of the mammals are really big-sized, like black bears, elks, deers, beavers and wolves. And some of them are more or less easy to watch: everywhere you go you’ll be told that you’ll see elks. We shouldn’t have much luck, because we didn’t see any, despite we traveled

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