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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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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