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Top 5 Things to do in Quebec City

Top 5 Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec is a city of great history. Unique to North America it has all the wonderfully European flairs of a city from that corner of the world however, it is surrounded by the beautiful nature and charm of Canada. What’s not to love! Spending a couple of days in Quebec...

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The Islander

The Islander

Nöel Dube is just one of the characters you might be lucky enough to bump into once you cross the bridge over to Île d’Orleans. Having his morning coffee in one of his favourite island cafés we got the chance to talk to this 77 years young bus driver about why Île...

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The Vineyard Ste-Petronille

The Vineyard Ste-Petronille

The first vineyard that you pass on your taste tour of the island is Vignoble Ste-Petronille. It is a perfect example of the unique products of the island. The grapes for the wines are all grown organically producing a high-quality bottle of wine. The vineyard...

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Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

Strawberries and other small fruits thrive on Île d’Orleans, the light and sandy soil mixed with the breeze from the St. Lawrence River ensure that it is, well in my opinion, the best strawberries in Canada and dare I say it - the world. The strawberry from the island...

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What to do in Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec

What to do in Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec

Sainte-Pétronille is somewhat alternative from the rest of the island. Since the 1800’s it has been a popular spot for the Anglophone community who built their villas and gardens at this tip. The land in Sainte-Pétronille was not suitable for farming and thus...

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Cheeses of ile d’Orleans

Cheeses of ile d’Orleans

There is nothing like a locally made speciality cheese that has been made with love and passion. The cheese from Ile d’Orléans is exactly that.  A recipe dating back to 1635 when some of the first settlements in Quebec arrived. The French brought many a tradition,...

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Sweet-tooth heaven!

Sweet-tooth heaven!

Île d’Orleans is always bigger than visitors expect. When you think of an island off of a city then you think it is going to be just a small hour-long detour. However, thankfully that is not the case here. The island is around 70km around the main route. With so many...

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