Canada lays only a short drive away from our office in Vermont and is a must visit for any world traveler. Canada is known for its melting pot of culture, from the English-speaking Ottawa to the Francophone nature of Quebec’s Montreal and Quebec City. Festive celebrations, elaborate art galleries, and distinctive cuisine can be found across the country, with each region having its own unique styles and tastes.Read More
Canada is #1 for Top Countries in Lonely Planet’s "Best in Travel 2017" and, both the New York Times and Condé Nast listed Canada as #1 in their top places to travel in 2017. What are some of the reasons that make Canada such a wonderful place to visit?
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We had a glorious week of weather last week to wrap up the finishing touches on our amazing new bicycle tour from Ottawa to Montreal. A few clouds and showers in Canada's Capital City, Ottawa, quickly gave way to sunshine as we rolled through glorious countryside to vibrant Montreal. The cycling in both cities is fabulous on extensive networks of bike paths. We've timed the trip so we'll be in Ottawa for Sunday mornings when major parkways are closed to vehicles and cyclists have free rein - what fun! Two days of rural routes between the cities travel through peaceful farmland and enjoy riverside lodging. Le Chateau Montebello - the world's largest log cabin - is in stark contrast to the chic St. Sulpice in Montreal.
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Mark Weinberg is passionate: about people, about cycling and about Canada – his homeland. You can just hear it in his voice. As a Sojourn bike tour guide, he satisfies all three passions as he introduces Sojourn travelers to some of his favorite places.
Mark knows the landscape, history and culture of eastern Canada like the back of his hand. Born, raised, and still residing in Montreal, Mark is a self-appointed goodwill ambassador for his country, province and beloved city. A bilingual Anglophone in a predominantly French-speaking province, Mark empathizes with and seeks out confused American tourists in his home town.Read More