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Le Château Frontenac a living history

Le Château Frontenac a living history

QUÉBEC CITY — Every time I push open the polished bronzed doors of one of Fairmont’s legendary heritage hotels, like this city’s fabulous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, I’m imbued with a sense of history.
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Bear Facts About Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

Bear Facts About Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

SAGUENAY LAC-SAINT-JEAN, QC - From its rolling green hills to flower-box accessorized homes to a landscape dotted with water everywhere, Saguenay — Lac-Saint-Jean had me at “bonjour.”
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Savouring Quebec's Appetizing Charlevoix Region

Savouring Quebec's Appetizing Charlevoix Region

CHARLEVOIX, QC - We plummet over the edge of the cliff — butterflies in my stomach. I’m on my first-ever helicopter ride and there couldn’t be a more beautiful place for it than this Charlevoix region, just 80 kilometres east of Québec City.
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Lovely Mauricie Region the 'Real' Quebec

Lovely Mauricie Region the 'Real' Quebec

TROIS-RIVIÉRES, QUE. - “Our prison was so out of the way that in the old days prisoners had to go to Montréal or Québec City to be judged. Then they’d be returned to us here in Trois-Rivières, to serve their sentence, or be executed.”
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Tourists Cheer Montreal's 'Ale Trail'

Tourists Cheer Montreal's 'Ale Trail'

MONTRÉAL - After sampling a saison flavoured beer with the most unlikely of ingredients – mustard — we try a smoked rye porter paired with not just any poutine, but one with a rich sauce à la bière.
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Following cycle paths to Montreal

Following cycle paths to Montreal

OKA, QUEBEC - We didn’t really blend in with the festive Canada Day crowds because our bikes were laden with heavy saddlebags. It was mid-afternoon and the sky was heavy with rain but it didn’t matter – the energy at the intersection of Rideau and Sussex streets in Ottawa was electric. We dismounted our bikes and pushed past the throngs dressed in red and white and waving their Canadian flags, our bulging saddlebags jostling the ankles of adults and the strollers of toddlers.
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Tremblant Rentals Perfect for Spring Break

Tremblant Rentals Perfect for Spring Break

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC - With the snow still swirling outside my window and the town nestled in a valley below, it’s like I’m looking into one of those snow globes from my youth.
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Magdalen Island Adventure Seal-Ed with the Kiss

Magdalen Island Adventure Seal-Ed with the Kiss

MAGDALEN ISLANDS - The French television crew flying with me and two tourists in the helicopter off the coast of the Magdalen Islands touch a very sensitive subject as they spot blood traces on the ice floe beneath us.
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Montreal Really Caters to Young Visitors

Montreal Really Caters to Young Visitors

MONTREAL - Dozens of laughing children are running after huge floating bubbles. My son Noah is among the mix of locals and tourists chasing the super-suds along Place Jacques-Cartier.
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Quebec's Eastman Spa Puts Accent on Healthy Living

Quebec's Eastman Spa Puts Accent on Healthy Living

EASTMAN, QUE. - The first shock is the bucket of ice water in my room with a note attached telling me to splash the chilly contents all over me, then quickly hop into bed. That, the note says, will guarantee a good night’s sleep. The second shock is that it works!
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