Picnic Day in Île d’Orléans

Picnic Day in Île d’Orléans

Just 15 minutes from downtown Québec City is located Île d'Orleans. The island has been described as the "microcosm of traditional Quebec" and as the "cradle of French civilization in North America." On a sunny Monday morning of October, Karine and I drove across the solo bridge, entering a land of farming and agriculture. We acquired provisions in [...]

Quebec’s Wine Route: A Mother-Daughter Road Trip Through the Colours of Fall

Quebec’s Wine Route: A Mother-Daughter Road Trip Through the Colours of Fall

I've been living in Western Canada for 11 years now, with only a couple visits to my homeland since I left. I can't recall the last time I saw the autumn foliage of brilliant yellows, reds and oranges. While the forests put on their autumn robes, the vines and orchards are ripe with fruits. Going back [...]