Touring the Assemblée Nationale du Québec in Québec City

On a recent trip to Québec, Canada, we made sure one of our first stops was a visit to the Parliament Building, home of the National Assembly, to learn all about French Canadian government. A National Historic Site, the National Assembly Parliament Building was built between 1877 and 1886 on Parliament Hill, inspired by the…

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Touring La Citadelle de Québec

The biggest military base in North America, La Citadelle was built by the British from 1820-1831  on Cape Diamond, the city’s highest point. La Citadelle was built to control who had access to the northern parts of Canada and to protect Quebec from future American invasions, after the invasion during the War of 1812.  La…

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Seven Tips for Planning a Teenage Birthday Trip with Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey

We place great emphasis on gifting our children experiences and believe birthdays are the perfect time to celebrate the gift of friendship with a special trip. For a recent celebration, our daughter wanted to go away for the night with some of her closest friends. We immediately thought of one of our favorite resorts, Crystals…

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Touring the Morrin Centre in Québec

On our recent visit to Québec, we had the opportunity to explore several historical attractions and learn about many parts of Québec’s history. One of the most unique spots in the city (and actually, that we have ever toured) is the Morrin Centre, one time jail, one time university, and now part museum and part…

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Where to Eat in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

We recently returned from a wonderful visit to Mont Tremblant for Christmas. The resort of Tremblant is well known for their world class skiing and snowboarding, as well as year round outdoor activities. While there was not much snow when we visited, there were plenty of wonderful restaurants- see the full list of Village restaurants…

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10 Things to Do at the Musée de la Civilisation in Québec City

The Musée de Civilisation, located in the heart of Old Québec near the harbor, celebrates the rich history of the diverse population of Québec, including the many Indigenous people, Inuit, artists, scientists, inventors, and explorers.

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