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Writing is on the walls in Montréal

Writing is on the walls in Montréal

Montréal honours its heroes, like the late Leonard Cohen, by featuring with their images painted on giant murals that are scattered throughout the city. The city even holds two mural festivals.
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Montréal is Canada's capital of cool

Montréal is Canada's capital of cool

Marc Atchison spends a few days in Montréal to recharge his body, mind and soul at the city's great urban spas, it's fabulous museum of fine arts and in the latest boutique hotel.
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Montréal's non-profit restaurant a smash hit

Montréal's non-profit restaurant a smash hit

Marc Atchison dines at a unique Montréal restaurant where volunteer servers work for free, most of the profit goes to charity and customers are encouraged to smash their plates after they eat.
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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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