Wellington Street, Montreal

Montreal Wellington street

Growing up in the burbs of Montreal I don’t recall Wellington being one of the city’s great streets. It was always quaint and a little run down. It’s now on a big upswing with quaint growing into cosmopolitan and run down into a hipster-cool environment. After hearing that our very own Wellington was named a Top Street in the World, … Read More

Montreal Activities – A Walk Around Beaver Lake

Montreal Beaver Lake

If you are visiting Montreal and I highly encourage you to do so, it’ll be difficult to miss the mountain smack middle of our city. What you may not know is that we got a lake up there that can be on your places to visit in any season of the year. Beaver Lake This man-made lake was constructed on an … Read More

Walking Montreal – Outremont

We took advantage of the sun and Kasm’s “pedogogical” day and decided to get a nice long walk in the city today. So as promised here’s an “off-the-beaten-path” route in one of the neighbourhoods we love. We started the walk at the Mont-Royal Metro station (Orange line) . The Metro system in Montreal is pretty simple to navigate. When you exit the … Read More

Walking Montreal – Parc Ave

Looks like Spring finally decided to make an appearance in Montreal so Bruce and I decided to get some rays and enjoy the city. We love to walk. We can walk for hours exploring this glorious town! One of the things I’d like to do is to get a couple of posts up about off-the-beaten-path walks in Montreal. I find there … Read More

Tea Room in Montreal

A while back I said that we would be tourists in our own backyard and write about it here. Well.. I forgot about this thing called winter! Bruce and I would much rather hibernate than go outside! He’s been wanting to bring me out to “lunch” for a while now and finally decided to do it today! And of course … Read More

Magog, Quebec – Wonderful Countryside Escape

Only an hour and a bit outside of Montreal lies the tranquil  little town of Magog, Quebec. We spent the week enjoying the countryside fresh air, hiking, biking, canoeing and let’s not forget relaxing by the lake and the good food! Then there were the ravaging deer flies which we could have lived without  (this was just on a particular hike but seriously … Read More