From city settings with skyscrapers reaching towards the sky and an abundance of cultures to smaller, quaint towns seemingly in the middle of nowhere but rich with history, Quebec truly has just about everything. June 24 is recognized as the national holiday of Quebec and is celebrated in a grand way throughout the province each year so in celebration of my hometown province, I’ve decided to put together a little list of some worthy places to visit in Quebec but instead of including the nicest towns to visit or something of the sorts, I’ve decided rather to show you some of the most unusual and unique places that can be visited in this beautiful province.
If you are from Quebec the name Coaticook probably sounds familiar to you. If you’re trying to remember where you’ve seen that name before, think back to the last time that you were browsing the aisles at your grocery store. That is because Coaticook is the name of one of the most famous ice cream brands in the province and can be found in virtually every grocery store in the area but did you know that besides ice cream, Coaticook is also known for being the home of North America’s longest suspended pedestrian bride. If you’re not too scared of heights or suffer from vertigo, the bridge can be visited through the Parc de la Gorge found in the center of Coaticook which has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Eastern Townships region.
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.
With Halloween upon us, I’ve decided to put together another spooky related post. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few hotels around the world that you can stay in that are said to be haunted. Do you have what it takes to spend the night in any of these places?
Now that it’s finally fall, the temperatures have dropped and we’re living through the spookiest month of the year, I’ve put together a little travel bucket list that not only combines my love of travel but also my love of anything and everything horror and Halloween related. All of these places on this list are not only creepy and give off serious Halloween vibes, but they are also locations that have inspired some of the best horror movies out there. So sit back with your pumpkin spiced latte and your over sized sweaters and enjoy this bucket list that will make you want to start planning your own horror related trip.
When it comes to abandoned places, many of us tend to associate them with run down houses on the verge of collapsing or graffiti stained buildings waiting to be demolished. Though this may be the case for some, there is still a certain beauty that goes along with an abandoned place. Whether they be houses or theme parks, while they can be a bit spooky, learning about the history and exploring a place that has held so many memories over the years is enough to overcome to scariness of it all.
July 1st not only marked Canada day but this year it was also the country’s 150th birthday. From coast to coast and everywhere in between, this country is filled with lakes, forests, glaciers, mountains, and so much more. It is also home to a handful of weird and unusual destinations and natural wonders to see. In celebration of this country, here are 10 of the most unusual spots to visit.