In this final episode of my trip to Montreal on the eve of its 375th Birthday, I try to pretend I can master the elite sport of ice canoeing. I stay at a excellent property in the heart of Old Montreal, and I recommend some especially good restaurants I in which I dined.
The Museum of Archeology and the Museum of fine Art should be must dos if you go to Montreal. On my recent visit I went to both and interviewed representatives from each. Hear about both of these exceptional cultural stops on this podcast.
The year 2017 will be a 12 month series of celebrations as the great city of Montreal parties from beginning to end. It has been 50 years since the World Exposition of 1967 changed Montreal forever. It’s Canada’s 150 since Confederation, and 375 years since the founding of Montreal.
These are the opening words to a song Jamaican musicians often play to visitors. I heard it the first time on our first trip a long time ago. Well, for about the 10th time I did go back, this time mostly for golf, but with a bit of touring as well. It’s a fascinating country with a people culture all its own. On this podcast you’ll hear from some of the people who help make it a great country.
From the moment we are greeted as the float plane landed at the lodge until we left four days later we experienced hospitality as good as you will find at any major resort. The staff were amazing. The shore lunches were a treat. And the stories and laugh will stick with us forever.
We were the old and our two grandgirls were the young as we had a wonderful week with them in Riding Mountain National Park on a true intergenerational vacation.
We talk with New Brunswick tourism about the special part of the province from the Fundy National Park to Moncton, and up the Acadian Coast to kouchibouguac national park. So many place to see and even more to do in a province that does not get all the credit it is due.
ACTA, the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, has a new national president in Wendy Paradis. She has been travelling around the country introducing herself. We caught up with her at the ACTA Manitoba golf tournament to find out her views on the travel industry as it is today. Also other information on what’s happening in the airline world.
More information on the work of the Holten volunteer committee at the Canadian war cemetery there, an interview with the woman who takes care of the Nagelhaut art collection in the same city, and some update on the WWI centenary commerorations.
Over more than 2 weeks we would travel along Cape Breton Island’s Cabot Trail, listen to the best fiddlers, eat lobster in Halifax, and visit Moncton NB and the Acadian Coast. This is my Canada.