I finally had a long-awaited vacation. And of course I spent it on a couch drinking beer on the road! I have always wanted to see a different Canada, something that is not huge and crazy Quebec or Ontario. And in addition, I really miss the ocean. So there was a perfect destination for me – Canada’s Ocean Playground!
While I am getting ready for my next big adventure, I was entertaining myself by discovering new places around Montreal and re-visiting the ones I love so much.
Finally the long winter is over, warm Canadian sun has almost melted all the snow, temperatures hitting mid 10s Celsius. Time to continue discovering Canada!
One of my favorite areas in Quebec is Mont-Tremblant national park. I could not miss an opportunity to go there. And this time I was lucky to see something that I have never seen in my life before!
Today I have visited another cool place just 1 hour drive from Montreal – The Oka National Park. Here are some pictures.
Quebec in summer is a land of festivals. One of the most famous among them is the hot air balloon festival in St-Jean-Sur-Richilieu, which is held each year southeast from Montreal. It is the largest festival of its type in Canada. It is held each year since 1984. It attract numerous participants from all over the world and many spectators. This year there were balloons from Canada, USA, Brazil, and Belgium.