French Canada prides itself not just on its language but also on the quality of its food - I take the train from Quebec City to the Charlevoix region and explore their Flavour Trail.
When it comes to skiing, it must be near impossible for the Canadians to be reserved in anyway, as the country is arguably home to some of the best resorts in the world. Here, in no particular order, are five of the best.
Catalans gather in a bid to create a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain, part of a campaign for independence from Spain
I am off to Quebec on a skiing trip and as a self-appointed Stanislavski I think it necessary to get into character in every possible way. The travel method, if you like.
As you might expect, Mile End presents a far more interesting and eclectic shopping experience than Montreal's central shopping area in Downtown. L'Arterie on Bernard W. houses vintage apparel, shoes and accessories as well as creations from local designers in this neat little shop.
I love markets, but the Jean-Talon market radiates a shinier freshness and a richer vibrancy I haven't experienced before; the produce is simply more abundant in colour, shape, texture and variety.
When you think of Canada in culinary terms, the first thing that springs to mind is that most delicious of golden elixirs