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A Photo Journey Through the Magdalen Islands in Quebec

This weeks reader photos, compliments of former CBC cameraman Gustave Pellerin, take you on a photo journey through the Magdalen Islands in Quebec. If you've never heard of the Magdalen Islands you're probably not alone. There is a chance though you've heard their French name - Iles de la Madeleine. They are a small archipelago in the Gulf of St.Lawrence. You can fly directly to them from Montreal, Quebec City and The Gaspé. In summer consider the five hour ferry…

27 Fun, Interesting & Useful Facts About Quebec City

I don't know of anyone who's been to Quebec City who hasn't loved the place. It's got a 400 year history set against the backdrop of a walled city filled with narrow, winding cobbled streets. The place oozes history and charm in a manner reminiscent of old European cities.  The last time I spent any time in the city was back in university days when the Chateau Frontenac was actually the hotel we used for a week long ski…

The Best of the Magdalen Islands in 11 Photos

The Magdalen Islands - a string of six islands linked by sand dunes, sit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The islands remain largely unknown, even to Canadians - partly because they're so hard to get to. You have to either take a five hour ferry ride from Prince Edward Island or a flight from Montreal, Quebec City or Gaspe. I loved my visit there last summer. We did a bit of everything - biking,…

Eight Reasons to Visit Quebec’s Eastern Townships

If you've never been to Quebec's Eastern Townships then you're in for a treat. The area lies south of the St. Lawrence River and roughly one hour east of Montreal by car. To the south, is the United States, specifically the State of Vermont. There are lots of small towns including some of Quebec's Most Beautiful Villages. The Eastern Townships are a year round vacation destination with lots of outdoor activities for both summer and…

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