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Outdoor Adventure Getaway to Quebec City…

Quebec is friendly, quaint, and an outdoor traveler’s bucket list destination.

Bring your walking or hiking shoes, as the best way to explore Quebec City is by foot.

With various hills and two natural levels due to its location on the cliffs of the St. Lawrence, there are over thirty staircases. The largest staircase in Quebec City and my personal favorite is Cap Blanc with nearly 400 stairs, which is a great workout for locals and athletic visitors alike; however, most are less strenuous and with fewer stairs.

Regardless a trip to Quebec is good for your legs with no good excuse for skipping dessert or that extra glass of wine…

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Watch a Hockey Game; Montreal, Canada

You know the old joke: “I went to a fight and hockey game broke out.” And there’s no better place to watch Canada’s national obsession than Montreal. After all, the National Hockey League (NHL) was formed in Montreal, so catching a home game at the Bell Center arena is like catching a piece of history.

The NHL consists of 30 professional teams: 23 of those are from the United States, 7 reside in Canada. None are as beloved or successful as Montreal’s Canadiens. Tickets usually start around $30 and can run as high as $500 as more for the best seats or during playoffs.Continue

A Walking Tour of the City of Montreal

Sure, Ottawa might be the capital… but for many Montreal remains the liveliest, most exciting city in Canada. It’s a first-rate city with a notable list of seconds: Montreal is the second largest city in the second largest country in the world and is the second largest French-speaking city in the world (behind Paris).

But make no mistake: Montreal is first in many Canadians – and foreigners – hearts.

For many, Vieux Montreal (aka Old Montreal) is what people come here for: cobblestone streets, small Parisian style cafes, 17th century architecture, art galleries, museums and the waterfront. Street performers, artists, a thriving gay scene and some of Canada’s finest cuisine make Old Montreal a great place to eat, drink, explore and dance. Continue

Eat Around the World; Toronto, Canada

Toronto practically oozes good food.

It’s unquestionably the best city in Canada for eating and easily transitions from chic high-end restaurants to cheap local eateries.

Regardless of price, the best restaurants incorporate Toronto’s local ingredients – such as fish and wild animal meat – into each dish.

But despite Toronto’s abundant natural resources and vibrant culinary scene there isn’t really a local specialty. It’s quite literally a hodge-podge collection of delicious food from around the world.

Fair enough?

So without further ado, here is a list of some of Toronto’s best cheap restaurants:
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Cycling the Laurentian Mountain Range; Québec, Canada

Québec is unquestionably a bike province.

With its quintessentially French outlook, it combines cyclists flock here for uninterrupted rides through alpine meadows and windswept vistas of the Laurentian mountain range. But nothing thrills two-wheelers more than the Route Verte (Green Route), a 2.485 mile (4,000 km) ride which connects all major cities and trails within Québec. It’s an ideal getaway for day-trippers and adventurers alike.

So how great is it? The best.

According to National Geographic’s Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, the Route Verde ranked as the number one bike route in the route, based on scenery, length and excitement. Whether you’re cycling along the St. Lawrence River shoreline or struggling up fierce inclines through the Laurentian Mountains, the Route Verte truly has something for everyone.

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