Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

Baie-Saint-Paul is a town located in the regional county municipality of Charlevoix, in the National Capital administrative region, in Quebec, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Gouffre River in the St. Lawrence River. Its agglomeration extends on both banks of the river, opposite the Coudres Island. The city attracts many tourists who love the landscapes of the region and the art galleries which are mainly located on St-Jean-Baptiste Street. Several artists have settled there and you can also find stores that sell their art and other shops dedicated to the sale of handicrafts (soap, honey, wines, etc.). There is the Baie-Saint-Paul Museum of Contemporary Art which presents various exhibitions throughout the year.

Tips

If you spend a few days of vacation in the region, you will find several interesting activities. In winter, for example, there is the Le Massif ski resort. You will also find two national parks within a 50 km radius; that of Hautes-Gorges-de-la Rivière-Malbaie and that of Grands-Jardins.

If you go to Baie St-Paul in July or August, you could take a guided tour through the crater of Charlevoix, organized by a scientific organization. Out of season, visits are possible only on request.

Find out about all the producers who sell directly to the public, some of them also offer an explanation of their production as well as the tasting.

Mont Tremblant, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant is a Quebec town in the Laurentians. The city is dominated by Mont-Tremblant (875m) that gives its name, being one of the highest peaks in southern Quebec. This is a tourist town with many ski centers and many golf courses even a casino. You will also find many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Despite economic growth, the citizens and the city administration want to live in harmony with nature and want the territory remains in its wild state. It is a place to visit all year long, every season has its charm and its activities.

Tips

If you want to know the most beautiful views and the secrets of the city, enjoy the free guided tour, available daily.
If you like a holiday with activities for all tastes, you have a choice of hotels that offer activities for the whole family or for couples. Pool, spa, golf, anything is possible. There are even hotels with excellent optional catering.
If you like walking hiking, you are at the perfect place with 11 trails, 1 to 9 km (return).
To get to the casino, you can take the gondola Casino Express and the free shuttle.
For a nice relaxing you will also find a center with Finnish sauna, Norwegian steam bath, river swimming, solarium, massage, etc.

Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Tofino is a small municipality located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. It is located on a peninsula in Clayoquot Sound, 317 km from Victoria. The place is well known to surfers who like to visit their sandy beaches, equipped all year round with facilities for surfing. The best known beaches are Long Beach (part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve), Cox Bay, and Chesterman Beach. The place is surrounded by humid temperate forests and wild natural landscapes. Tourism constitutes the economic base of the municipality. Not to be missed: the Botanical Garden with typical species of the ‘rain forest’ and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve which stretches along the coast of the island to protect marine flora and fauna.

Tips

If you want to see gray whales, orcas, and other marine life, you can take a zodiac excursion from Tofino. In March, the Pacific Rim Whale Festival is held to observe migrating whales.

If you like surfing, the world famous surfing competition Rip Curl Pro Nationals takes place in April.

If you are a market lover, enjoy the local market every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer season (it closes in October).