HI-Ottawa Jail hostel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Hl-Ottawa Jail hostel is located in the former prison of Carleton County (1862-1972). This is the only hostel of its kind in North America. The original architecture has been preserved with its walls made of stone and brick and cells were transformed into dormitories. This prison was considered one of the most haunted buildings in Canada. The building is conveniently located in the city center, just steps from Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Byward Market, shops, cafes, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in short everything a tourist wants to know while in town. The night comes accompanied with a delicious continental breakfast: fair trade coffee, tea, juice, fruit and bagel baked in the region, eggs, milk and cereals. Of course, you have wi-fi.

Tips

Do not miss the tour of the prison offered free with your stay every day at 11:00. If you arrive by car, there is a paid parking at $12.00 per day. The inn offers holidays with a lot of emotions, weekly activities, guided tours and evenings at the bar. If you want to have new experiences and meet other travelers, you will have the opportunity to share your cell-room with other tourists.

Bolton East, Memphremagog, Estrie, Quebec, Canada

East Bolton is a Quebec municipality located in the municipality of Memphremagog in Estrie, 120 km from Montreal and 65 km from Sherbrooke. There is a chain of hills that runs through the municipality diagonally where several rivers and streams originate. It includes Mount Glen, the Missisquoi River Bolton Falls, many lakes, streams, valleys, ponds and wetlands. The first settlers (1808) established in the area that is called Bolton Centre, after there was a dismemberment, when Magog was formed as the West Bolton region, that is why the municipality of East Bolton now occupies just a quarter of the territory of the original territory of the canton, 81 square km. To see: St. Patrick’s Anglican Church (1874), rhe municipality Bolton-Est building (1867), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1859) among others. It is a very quiet area, ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, camping and skiing. There are also many artists who settled in the region.

Tips

It’s a nice place for a family outing and to enjoy activities such as agritourism, visit the national parks you find in the area, visit the producers and taste local products such as cheese, ice ciders, wines and chocolates.
For a relaxing or romantic outing, enjoy the Bolton Falls Spa.

 

Brome Lake, Brome-Missisquoi, Montérégie, Quebec , Canada

Brome Lake is a town in the regional county municipality of Brome-Missisquoi, in Montérégie, Quebec, Canada. The city contains Brome Lake that is the source of the Yamaska River, bordered to the east by Foster, Glenn and Gauvin mountains. The lake attracts outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. You can swim, go windsurfing and catamaran sailing, kayaking and also use pedal boats. To see: Memorial Library Pettes, Davis Beach, the museum of the Historical Society of Brome County, flea markets stores, Tiffany Park, among others. In short, it is an appreciated tourist destination .

Tips

There are several hostels, bed & breakfast, hotel and spa and even a campsite where you can spend a weekend with the family or with friends as well as spend your holidays.
It is also possible to rent a cottage for the season or for a short or long period.