DISCOVER QUEBEC | EXPLORING THE OLD PRISON OF TROIS RIVIÈRES

DISCOVER QUEBEC | EXPLORING THE OLD PRISON OF TROIS RIVIÈRES

Hi there and welcome back to the blog! Today I’ll be sharing with you yet another interesting place that I discovered right here in Quebec. When I visited Kingston, Ontario during the summer we ended up actually taking a guided tour through the Kingston Penitentiary (stay tuned for a full blog post about that coming soon) and it was probably one of the funnest things we did on that whole trip. After that, it got me wondering if there were any old, abandoned prisons closer to me that I could go explore and get some pictures of.  I recently discovered the Old Prison of Trois Rivieres which can be found only about 1h30 away from where I live so today I’ll be sharing with you a few pictures from that as well as a little bit of the history of the prison. Enjoy!

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DISCOVER QUEBEC | VISITING THE SAINT BENEDICT ABBEY

DISCOVER QUEBEC | VISITING THE SAINT BENEDICT ABBEY

For the longest time, every time I was driving on the highway, I would see the tourist signs showing the way for the Saint Benedict Abbey. Every time I saw these signs, I would make a mental note to look the place up whenever I had the chance and it always seemed to slip my mind. When I finally got around to researching what this place was and what it was all about, I was so stunned to see how beautiful the architecture of this abbey was and how close it was to where I live. So on an overly too hot day in September I made my way to the Saint Benedict Abbey and so I’ll be sharing with you today some of the photos that I took while I was here and also a bit of information about the place so that you can plan your own trip here as well.

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DISCOVER QUEBEC | KINGSEY FALLS’ BOTANICAL GARDENS

DISCOVER QUEBEC | KINGSEY FALLS’ BOTANICAL GARDENS

For those who live in Quebec (and even for those who don’t) when you think of a botanical garden the first one that comes to mind is the famous Botanical Garden and Insectarium found in Montreal. Though this huge garden is spectacular and stunning, it isn’t the only one in the province worth visiting. Hidden away in the small town of Kingsey Falls about a two hour drive away from Montreal is the Parc Marie Victorin. Though much smaller in size compared to the Montreal botanical gardens it is still unique and worth the visit.

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DISCOVER QUEBEC | STEP BACK IN TIME AT THE VILLAGE QUEBECOIS D’ANTAN

DISCOVER QUEBEC | STEP BACK IN TIME AT THE VILLAGE QUEBECOIS D’ANTAN

Set in the days before the internet, electricity, and much of the other amenities we’re used to having on hand at all times, the Village Quebecois D’antan in Drummondville, Quebec explores these times and shows visitors how life was during the 19th century.

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DISCOVER QUEBEC | WANDERING THROUGH FIELDS OF LAVENDER IN STANSTEAD

Since 2004, the Bleu Lavande lavender field in the Fitch Bay area in Stanstead has been a popular tourist destination for anyone visiting the area. Known to be one of the only of its kind in Canada, the lavender farm has managed to flourish over the years regardless of the hardships of the climate. With multiple different activities, events, and things to do at the fields, it’s a great place to visit for a day of summer fun.

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TRAVEL GUIDE | EXPLORE MAGOG & ORFORD, QUEBEC

Traveling has long been known to be the act of going to a different country or city, specifically one that is as far away from your hometown as possible. There is nothing wrong with this but people rarely realize that there is so much to explore and see in their own country or province/state. I’ve recently decided to try to visit more and more places within my own province as Quebec offers up a multitude of things to do and see. One of these places is the town of Magog/Orford. Found in the Eastern Townships of the province, this lakeside town is one of the largest tourist regions in the area. The town is located at the foot of the majestic Mount Orford and is a quaint, little town waiting to be explored. Here are some things to do and places to grab a bite if ever you’re in the area.

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30+ THINGS TO DO IN OTTAWA ONTARIO

30+ THINGS TO DO IN OTTAWA ONTARIO

Home to close to a million people making it the fourth largest city in Canada, Ottawa is home to tons of things to do and experience. Bordering the province of Quebec, the city is quite multi cultural and diverse as well as friendly and inviting making it one of the top places in Canada to visit. Here are the best 30 things you shouldn’t skip out on the next time you’re in the neighborhood.

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