The Train de Charlevoix crosses Saint-Lawrence's shore to travel between Quebec City and La Balbaie

Baie-Saint-Paul and beyond in Charlevoix, Quebec’s charming holiday destination

It starts at a small train station looking out at a magnificent waterfall. When I arrive at the station 12 kilometres outside of Quebec City I smile when I see Canada’s Montmorency Falls. Just a few days earlier I was on a zip line crossing the face of those falls, which at 30 metres higherRead More

Le Monastere des Augustines is one of the more unusual Quebec City Hotels

Three (very) Different Quebec City Hotels to Stay In

Quebec City is one of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in North America.  That’s the definition of North America that also includes Canada, of course. But you got that. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with narrow cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century houses and charming sidewalk cafes. The Old Town areaRead More

The Byward Market area is a great place to explore and a top thing to do in Ottawa

Delicious and Fun Things to Do in Ottawa, the Cool Capital of Canada

When I told people I was going to visit Ottawa back in 1998 most of them looked confused. Not about the where so much as the why. As I was to discover, back then it was easy to appreciate the ‘city that never wakes’ jokes, but I still had a soft spot for Ottawa andRead More