Quebec

Tips and Articles in Quebec

Montreal's reputation as a city of style is getting another boost with the newly minted W Montreal. Housed in a formerly lackluster bank building on the border of historic Old Montreal, the hotel is a haven of singular design. The 152 rooms are ki...
Inside: Life underground, hidden tables, and more of Montreal's hidden corners. In a restored 19th-century bank in Old Montreal, designers are delivering the last Louis XVI chests to Hôtel Le St.-James, the most exclusive of nine new boutique h...
Imagine a city in France where the buildings are old and graceful, the food is sublime, and the antiquing could drive you to the poorhouse. Not much of a stretch, eh?Now imagine that city with citizens who will happily speak to you en anglais, whe...
I didn't want to go anywhere. I had been away from home for almost three weeks, teaching and writing, trying to think big thoughts. I wanted to unpack, answer the pile of letters and sort through the magazines that threatened to overwhelm our kitc...
I'm up to my waist in the Cascapedia, a river on Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula, casting a loop of line 100 feet out over the amber-green water. It uncurls in slow motion and softly, unobtrusively drops a gaudy Lady Amherst fly right into a riffle where...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. This venture coincides with the publication of Raw (Ten Speed Press), for which Trotter, a p...
Oregon The mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the waterfront. Doubles from $239. Vermont Set in the countryside, Twin Farms has free snacks that c...
Traffic on the Lachine Canal (Parks Canada, 514/283-6054; www.parcscanada.gc.ca/canallachine), which cuts through the heart of Montreal, began in 1825, but the nine-mile waterway has been boat-free for years. In May, it finally reopened to pleasu...
If Brazil were dragged up the globe from the tropics to the boreal zone, it might feel a lot like Canada. Both are huge countries with vast wildernesses sparsely inhabited by native people in the north, and densely populated urban areas in the sou...
See our slideshow of the Best Affordable Ski Resorts. Savvy skiers, listen up: This could just be your year to find great deals at some of America’s best ski resorts. That’s because these winter hot spots are bracing for a rough season: the risi...
See our slideshow of Olympic Venues Open to the Public. Mark Hobson, a 61-year-old creative director and wilderness guide, pushes his sled into the luge track in Lake Placid, New York, leans back, and rockets down the same ice chute used by the ...