We headed up to Big White to get the lay of the land for tomorrow’s skiing, and to have some fun tubing down the mountain. With the late afternoon sun on the hills in the tube park, the rides were super fast!!
A Winery Visit to start
We enjoyed a leisurely first day in Kelowna with the BC Zoux. We visited Summerhill Winery and had a delicious lunch overlooking Lake Okanagan. Beautiful!
Heading to the Mountains
We landed in Kelowna and headed straight to Bryan and Lisa’s. We got to meet Ruby, the newest Heroux! Fun times await as we get to play and hang out here for the next few days.
Leaving the Big Smoke for the Windy City
Still getting along…
We had a full day in Montréal for our last (non-driving) day of this cross-country holiday. We began our day with Mara as our tour guide at Pointe-à-Caillère. We saw the view of the original Place Royale from above, and then we climbed down to walk along the original walks of the city, almost 400 years old! Really neat!
While there, there was a cool exhibit all about the life of a privateer. We all tried our hand at a few things, like testing out our “sea legs”.
We enjoyed a lovely lunch at a bistro, complete with live piano. We had planned on going to the Centre de Sciences, but it was closed due to a workers strike. Boo! Jamie found a cool alternative and we headed a little further along the pier to the SOS Labyrinthe-a mystery/maze activity centre. We had about an hour to find 4 objects while navigating a maze in an old hangar. Some air conditioners would have really helped, but it was lots of fun anyway.
We strolled back via the Marché Bonsecours (they have AC!) and then hit our last tourist stop of the day-Notre Dame. Our hotel is just around the corner. The cathedral is stunning! It was the perfect place to pause at the end of a hot, busy day. And the kids had fun imagining all of the secret passageways that are likely behind all of the curtained off areas!
Montréal at night
Parc des Chutes
Rivière-du-loup put on a show for us
We arrived in Rivière-du-loup, and we were treated to an amazing sunset! We sat out on the patio for dinner, but headed inside after a bit after watching a storm front roll in off the river. Very cool to watch, but we didn’t want to be left eating cold (or wet!) food. Tomorrow, it’s off to Montreal!