Early February, we traveled to Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort
, in Beaupré, Quebec, for the third time in as many years. Though getting there is a 9-hour haul from Toronto, we have found the staff at Mont-Sainte-Anne friendly and easy to deal with and we always enjoy a stop in Montreal
or Quebec City
(20 mins. from the ski hill) along the way.
Instead of skiing, one day my husband and I explored the steep hilly neighbourhoods surrounding the mountain. We were captivated by the diversity of the chalet architecture and charmed by the bold exterior paint colours the owners had chosen.
Part of the joy of visiting a locale more than once is appreciating its more prosaic aspects - like local paint colours.
We look forward to next year's visit; let the journey of discovery continue.
Have fun perusing the latest two additions to our collection of Canada blogs
Both are written by people who have recently moved to northern Canada - I'm talking North as in the Yukon and Nunavut - not for wussies.
Thanks to Tara Muise, a Nova Scotia girl, who has moved to Canada's Arctic region, and Julie D., who, along with her boyfriend, is dispelling stereotypes via her blog about living in the Yukon.
Photo is courtesy Tara Muise