Visiting Île d'Orléans With a Dog - Quebec, Canada

On July 9th 2012 my paternal grandmother celebrated her 73rd birthday. To mark the occasion, we decided to go and visit her in Quebec City – a five hour drive from our home in Ottawa. It’s always a nice time and I do enjoy the family residence and all the attention I get from her while I am there!  But I must confess, that although we saw glorious Old Quebec […]

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At the foot of Mount-Sainte-Anne near Quebec City you will find a well-kept little secret. I am going to share this secret with you: The Jean-Larose Waterfalls. 69 meters in height (224 feet) they have dug their way in the hard rock in a fantastically curved and ornate path and end with a thundering splash in a massive basin at the bottom. To access these falls is a […]

Having previously written about Quebec City, I will not repeat what was already mentioned in that post (Château Frontenac, the boardwalk, the Funicular, etc.).  I will simply invite you to first read it so you can, like me, focus on what was new to us this time around! We were lucky enough to actually have good weather on July 9th 2012:  warm and sunny with big white fluffy clouds.  So […]

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One lovely summer day – last weekend to be precise – Dad sat across from Mom and I and said out of the blue: “Hey, why don’t we go to Wakefield?” So we got in the car and off we went to be tourists in our own backyard. You’ll find Wakefield in a splendid setting – a sort of throw back to the early settlements found along the […]

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It was time I did this. An Ottawa Airport with a dog review. I mean it’s our hometown airport. You’d think I would have done this already! But nope… so first, a bit of background information because it’s actually pretty neat! At the turn of the millennium, the Ottawa Airport Authority announced plans to build the new Macdonald-Cartier Airport to replace the one in use since 1960.  It was built […]

Ah, Quebec City … the capital of the province of Quebec, Canada ’s francophone stronghold.  A stunning city, filled with a rich history, seeped in drama, and in stories worth the telling.   Quebec City is a place where the new and the old mingle and mix and where North Americans can get a feel for Europe without having to cross the Atlantic Ocean .  The streets of […]

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We do a lot of travel by car.  Drive to Toronto, to Montreal and sometimes trips (about 5 hours one way) to Quebec City to visit family. And I have to say we have our favorite pet friendly roadside stops. I have mentioned before that we believe a dog, just like a human should be strapped in for safety, and as a result I have a booster seat. […]

Ah Montreal … what a fun and vibrant city. It was time to travel to Montreal with a small dog. Because, yes even with the crumbling infrastructure this metropolitan remains a favorite place for us to visit. Plus, my Aunt Nadine is there and she’s awesome! She is the Webmaster behind this site and my Mom’s Best Friend. She’s pretty much amazing … even if her cat Cosette […]

Ottawa  and  Canada’s National Capital Area encompassing Gatineau and it’s Hills is known for many things, it’s famous canal (the worlds longest skating ring), the tulip festival, the many music festivals, the Gatineau Hills for hiking, cycling, maple syrup and fall foliage.  Here in this modest city, some of the Nations most popular and architecturally famous museums have put down foundations: The Museum of Civilization, the National Art […]