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Quebec City’s 400th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

We were there for the largest celebration of military music in North America, the 10th Annual edition of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands. The world’s best military bands captivated the crowds in a series of special events, concerts, and a military tattoo held throughout the city.

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Le Massif: A Gastronomic Adventure in Charlevoix — Rails, Mountains, and the Shore

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Since September, 2011, a unique train has been running along some of the finest scenery in Canada’s French-speaking province of Québec. From February through April the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix runs from Québec’s Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to the ski slopes by Grande-Pointe Station. Between May and October, the train continues on to the resort vacation region of La Malbaie.

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Montréal to Boston: A Canada/New England cruise aboard Holland America’s Maasdam

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014

Montréal is the cultural capital and largest city in Québec, second largest city in Canada, and the second largest French-speaking city in the world. It’s either the first or last port, depending on the sailing, which creates a great opportunity for an extended stay.

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A synergy of nature, culture, and cuisine: a whale of an adventure in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

East from Quebec City along the north shore of the St. Lawrence is the region of Charlevoix, named for Father Francois-Xavier Charlevoix, Jesuit and first historian of New France. The area was shaped 350 million years ago by a 15 billion ton meteorite that left one of the largest craters on earth, extending 56 kilometers, west from Baie-Saint-Paul to east of La Malbaie.

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