Birdwatching in town, get your binoculars out

A manager, a water trough, a few selected seeds, binoculars, and a good guide, and you are transformed into Jean-Jacques Audubon, a Frenchman “as well known in America as Charles de Gaulle or the Marquis de LaFayette”… At this basic equipment, add a weapon: patience. Soon, you will see your yard transform into a runway-worthy of … Read more

Confidences of Anne Dorval

She admits that some mothers have more talent than others for the profession, but what really matters to her is that everyone does their best! Including the one, she plays at Radio-Canada in the TV series Les Parent. Describe the little girl you were at 5 years old. Cheerful and head in the air. I was so on … Read more

Canoe-camping and the call to adventure on the water

“ Paddle, dear comrades, paddle. / Still a long way to end the day,” sings Zachary Richard… Adventure on the water is no longer just about the past. The canoe circuits are well listed today. Not in the mood for roaring rapids or demanding portages? You can rely on topographic maps and course directories, signed by professionals who have done … Read more

White weekend: 5 places to discover

Winter sky Mont-Mégantic – Eastern Townships At nightfall, climb Mont Mégantic on snowshoes by torchlight and go to the Astrolab to observe the stars up close? To get away from the city, you couldn’t find better! In collaboration with several B&Bs and inns in the surrounding area, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic offers its visitors a tailor-made package. Including one … Read more

Who is winter camping for?

Winter camping is the perfect example of the old adage: we seek adventure at the end of the world when it is right next to us! Do we think we’ll be too cold? If we follow a few basic rules, we only “risk” finding a fun new way to spend our weekends! Pascal Dubuc, an equipment advisor … Read more