Hiking in Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the famed Cabot Trail was the second important stop in our Canadian Maritimes travels (after Halifax). We had only two nights here, though, and chose Ingonish and Cheticamp campground on the two sides of the park as our bases. If we had more time, we would probably have added a stop in the middle of the Cabot Trail, allowing … Continue reading Hiking in Cape Breton Highlands

Driving through the Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships of the Quebec region, known in French as l’Estrie or the Cantons de l’Est, is a perfect weekend getaway from Montreal. Located about 1.5 hour by car away, this region has Quebec’s wine route, mountains, lakes, and local gourmet food places (think cheese, ciders, and pastries).   Day 1 : Fire cider, ice wine, and setting up camp The first stop of … Continue reading Driving through the Eastern Townships

Summer in Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant is situated an hour and a half away from Montreal, a well known ski resort in winter, and in summer, a great place for hiking and camping. It’s a little confusing here in Quebec because there are the Canadian National Parks which are at a national level (Banff, Jasper, Mauricie, Thousand Islands…), and in Quebec, there are the “parcs nationaux” which are Quebec’s … Continue reading Summer in Mont Tremblant