HOW TO SPEND THE PERFECT DAY IN COATICOOK, QUEBEC

HOW TO SPEND THE PERFECT DAY IN COATICOOK, QUEBEC

From a famous ice cream brand that is found in virtually every grocery store throughout the province of Quebec to being the home of North America’s longest suspended bridge, Coaticook is a unique and adventure filled destination for your next road trip. The town is home to about 10,000 inhabitants and is found in the stunning region of the Eastern Townships bordering the U.S state of Vermont. Coaticook is not only a beautiful town, it is also the perfect mix of city and country to appeal to everybody’s tastes, with stunning, rural landscapes as well as a thriving city center dotted with quaint, little shops and restaurants.

Keep on reading to discover the best things to do and see and of course the best places to grab lunch or a cup of coffee in order to spend the perfect day right here in Coaticook.

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MINI TRAVEL GUIDE | VENISE EN QUEBEC

MINI TRAVEL GUIDE | VENISE EN QUEBEC

With a little over 1,000 inhabitants, the small village of Venise en Quebec boasts beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes and is only 45 minutes away from Montreal. This choice holiday destination is found on the banks of the Lake Champlain between the stunning region of the Eastern Townships and the state of Vermont. Here you will find visitors flocking to the village during the summer months for the endless beaches and campsites but Venise also gets a lot of love in the winter for the popular ice fishing spots found on the lake.

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EXPLORING THE KINGSTON PENITENTIARY

EXPLORING THE KINGSTON PENITENTIARY

Often referred to as the ‘prison capital’ of Canada, Kingston is home to 7 different prisons and institutions. One of the most notorious of these seven is the now shut down Kingston Penitentiary often referred to as KP or Kingston Penn. When we visited Kingston in the summer, we got the chance to visit the penitentiary and to learn all about the history of the prison. Tours are available throughout much of the year and brings visitors inside the walls of this infamous penitentiary. For this blog post I’ll be sharing with you a few photos from our visit here as well as some information if ever you’re looking into exploring the penitentiary for yourself.

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20+ THINGS TO DO IN KINGSTON ONTARIO

20+ THINGS TO DO IN KINGSTON ONTARIO

After seeing so many pictures on Instagram of the gorgeous buildings and architecture that Kingston, Ontario had to offer, I knew that I had to make the drive down there and spend a couple of days in this gorgeous city which is what I did last August. I’m finally now getting around to putting up all of the Kingston related blog posts so be on the lookout for that, but for now I’ll be sharing with you all today some of the best things to do and see if ever you’re in Kingston.

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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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