Friday, April 29, 2011

Sherbrooke, Quebec

Sherbrooke, settled in the early 19th century at the point where the Magog and Saint-Francois Rivers meet, Sherbrooke has grown to become a major city in Quebec's Eastern Township region and features a number of enjoyable activities and events for visitors. The city hosts a number of family-friendly festivals throughout the summer including the Fete du Lac des Nations fireworks festival in July, and August's Traditions of the World Festival, which celebrates different cultures across the globe.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charlemagne, Quebec

Charlemagne is an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of the Rivière des Prairies, 24 kilometres (15 mi) northeast of Montreal's downtown core. As of 2006, the population was 5,594.

It is the birthplace of singer Céline Dion, after whom it has named one of its main streets (without the approval of the Commission de toponymie du Québec [1]) and to whom it has raised a large monument. Charlemagne is also the birthplace of politician Camille Laurin

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox, unless that coincides with the Jewish Feast of Passover, in which case it is moved to the next Sunday. It can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ile d'Orleans

Ile d'Orleans The island, situated 5 kilometres down-river from Quebec City, is cradled between the Laurentian Plateau or Canadian Shield and the Appalachian Mountains. Its eastern point marks the boundary between the St. Lawrence and its estuary. The layout of the land reminds us of the island's seigneurial past. Today with its 7000 inhabitants, the island maintains its longstanding agricultural tradition producing a wide range of products and also offers an exceptional concentration of horticultural diversity. Its rich natural elements interspersed with its outstanding architectural treasures offer a diverse collection of charming and spectacular landscapes.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Basilica

Sainte-Anne de Beaupre Basilica The Basilica's construction began in 1923, after a fire destroyed the first Basilica in March of 1922. This new construction was oriented towards the future, all the while remaining faithful to the past. There was need for a large church, and the local people wanted it to be beautiful so pilgrims would be proud of it. Built in the Neo-Romanesque style, the Basilica is very harmonious to the eye, and is meticulously decorated. Cardinal Maurice Roy consecrated the Basilica on July 4, 1976. Sainte-Anne de Beaupre

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Lac Saint-Pierre

Lac Saint Pierre located on the Saint Lawrence river between Sorel and Trois-Rivieres. Lac Saint Pierre was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000.

Discover the full beauty of wetlands and their ecosystem.

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