Baie Sainte Marguerite, located within Saguenay National Park, is an ideal location to observe belugas.
Inside one of Québec’s sugar shacks.
It’s that time of year again in Québec – sugaring season! The nights are still freezing cold, but the days are warming up, little by little.
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The way up this trail is just steep enough to make the way back down really fun. Add to that a mountain full of gorgeously light, fluffy powder and you’ve got yourself a perfect day.
Pond hockey was a new discovery for me, and in case it is for you too, it’s just what it sounds like – hockey played on a pond or other natural body of frozen water. Also, the rinks are smaller, the goals are lower and the players spend more time playing and less time fighting.
We had 3 days of almost non stop snow, transforming Québec City into a winter wonderland. Here are a few shots from around my neighborhood. **For more photos, check out Bela Lumo’s photostream on flickr or “like” Bela Lumo Photography on Facebook. I’m regularly updating the albums there. And as usual, please contact me directly if you’re interested in using my photos or purchasing any prints. Thanks!**
Québec is the third-largest producer of cranberries in the world, behind Massachusetts and Wisconsin, though most of the cranberries produced here eventually end up in the States anyways. Americans, myself included, really love their cranberries!
In early summer, we rented a chalet in Les Escoumins for several nights with Mathieu’s family. Though we had rainy, cold weather almost the entire time, we enjoyed exploring this little section of the Côte Nord. This far up, the water is salty and one can observe the rise and fall of the tides. It almost felt like we were at the sea, instead of just on the St. Lawrence river.
Québec’s most well-known specialty, besides maple syrup, is probably poutine. It’s extraordinarily important to people here, as snack foods often are, and the discussion of where to find the best poutine will inevitably spark a lively debate. Everyone’s got their favorite. Of course there are endless ways to customize your poutine, but the classic trio of fries, gravy and cheese curds is pretty hard to beat, in my opinion.