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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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The Eastern Townships: the art of living well is just across the border

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

Whenever we want an international vacation experience without spending the time or money to cross an ocean we look to our neighbor to the north, Canada, and head for its largest province, the vast and diverse Québec. There’s a joie de vivre and distinctive art of living.

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Auberge Ripplecove: The Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

Nestled amid century-old pines on a twelve acre peninsula in Ayer’s Cliff, the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa has earned the AAA Four-Diamond Award every year since 1987 and in 2008 received 5 Stars, Québec Tourism’s highest classification.

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Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015

During the Belle Epoque and Gilded Age, La Malbaie became a fashionable resort community that welcomed steamships known as floating palaces. High society Americans and Canadians came for salt water and sea air, hunting and fishing at private clubs, and fine dining and accommodations. The crown jewel was the magnificent ‘Castle on the Cliff’, the Manoir Richelieu

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Marché du Vieux-Port, Quebec City Market

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

Marché du Vieux-Port, the public food market, is by the Old Port in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Whether you would like to gather the makings of a picnic or shop for souvenirs or flavorful gifts, it is an ideal place to find local vendors and products like fruits, vegetable, cheeses, maple products, cider, baked treats, wine, and ice wine.

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Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

This bistro on Rue Saint-Jean offers an inventive seasonal menu of Nordic cuisine inspired by Canada’s vast and pristine boreal region.

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, a short walk from the Chateau Frontenac. It is in the historic Maison Jacquet, built in 1675 on land given to François Jacquet by the Ursuline nuns and named for a book written by a former inhabitant.

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Panache restaurant in Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

For fine dining in an intimate setting, Panache, at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, is a top choice. Chef Louis Pacquelin’s cuisine pairs classic dishes and a sophisticated style and presentation that is a joy to behold. To top off the experience…

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Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the oldest towns in Quebec, is the cultural capital of Charlevoix. Painters and other artists have long been drawn to the region for its natural beauty. Baie-Saint-Paul is also the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil.

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The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Five stops on the Flavour Trail in the province of Quebec’s Charlevoix region are along the sixteen mile route around L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

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Savor the flavors of Quebec’s Charlevoix

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Charlevoix is a top Canadian vacation destination to the east of Quebec City that abounds with outdoor activities and leads the French-speaking province of Quebec in agritourism.

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Whale watch: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

This is an extraordinary opportunity with experienced nature guides who follow strict park and environmental regulations that protect the marine life in this national park. Dolphin dart by, playful seals keep a watchful eye on visitors, and a variety of sea birds bob along. But it is the sight and sounds of these gentle giants that will remain forever in your heart.

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The Château Frontenac: the heart of the flavors of Québec City

Posted by on May 18, 2015

The Château Frontenac is one of the elegant luxury hotels built by the railway in the late 19th century to ensure luxurious nightly accommodations and dining when traveling by train across Canada. Designed by the father of Emily Post, it is the epitome of refinement and is one of the most photographed and recognized hotels in the world.

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Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

Our most unforgettable stop during our day in the Halifax region was our visit to Ivan Fraser’s family home while en route to Peggy’s Cove

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Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum is the place to find mementos and celebrity photos of the glory days of this Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World.

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Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, Argyle, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

We checked in to Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, in Lower Argyle, in time for dinner complete with live music that ranged from “Sweet Baby James” to French Acadian favorites.

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A perfect day in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

Historic Annapolis Royal’s seaside setting and well-preserved heritage buildings have made it a center for cultural activity, artists, craftspeople, and performers.

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Birchtown, Nova Scotia’s Black Loyalist Landing

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

Birchtown, on Shelburne Harbour, was the site of the first and largest free black settlement in Canada.

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A perfect day in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

The influx of thousands of British Loyalists, Freed Blacks, and British soldiers fleeing the American Revolution turned this fishing village into one of the largest communities in North America.

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Eel Lake Oyster Farm, home of the Ruisseau oyster, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

After a boat ride on the crystal clear tidal lake to see the how their oysters are grown and harvested we returned to feast on not only the freshest raw oysters we have tasted but also some savory ones Kim baked for us. (starting at $30 a person)

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