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Map of a bile ride

Nothing beats leaving the house on a beautiful sunny day for a bike ride. And not only is it beautiful…it’s also healthy.

Cycling’s advantages are countless. We are not only talking about the physical ones. When it comes to biking…the wind, the scenery, the interaction with people and the surroundings, helps clear your thoughts and relieve stress.

I’m a big fan of biking, alone and with friends. After all, it is my main form of transportation from early April till late November. And after biking around Montreal for the past 6 years, I was able to capture the best trails. In this blog post, I would like to start with one of my favorites.

This route will take you around the coolest parts of the island surrounding Montreal, while maintaining a great part of the trip in nature. It is also one of the most scenic trails in Montreal, you will be able to see the city skyline from different angles along the way, with the amazing Mont-Royal in the background.


  1. The trip starts in beautiful Park La Fountaine (where you can find easy parking if you are coming by car).Maps - Bike trail around montreal

  2. Then bike down hill to the village and take the bike trail over Jacques-Cartier montreal

  3. Go through the Parc Jean Drapeau, through small bike trails and along the riverside.Jacques Cartier Bridge

  4. Take the Circuit Gilles ride canada

  5. Take Victoria-Bridge and stop at Parc de la Cité-du-Havre (An amazing view of Old Montreal, and if you manage to reach the gazebo at the end of the park, you will have a panoramic view of the islands, city skyline, the bridge and the mountain)

bike ride Parc de la Cité-du-Havre

6. Head to Atwater Market, through Lachine canal. (The best part of the trip – you will be able to see MTL from an angle you have never seen before)

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7. Bike through the beautiful street of Notre-Dame and you will arrive at the final destination –  Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal.

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal


It is always great to enjoy your own city from a new perspective, and Montreal is the kind of city that you will always discover something new about.

I hope you enjoy this bike trip, feel free to share your bike trips and adventures and trails with us :)

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My Experience at Yoga Vieux Montreal

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I was recently given the opportunity to take a class at the new yoga studio on St-Jacques Street in the old port, Yoga Vieux Montreal. My experience can be described by the following four words: Sunny, Refreshing, fun and detoxifying.

After rushing through traffic, trying to find parking in the old port, being yelled and honk at many times, I finally walked up the stairs of 50 St-Jacques, I walked into a beautiful open white room with big windows that was letting the warm sun shine through.

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Tanya Dawe, owner and teacher at Yoga Montreal and one of her lovely employees Fiona and showed me around before we got started. Our practice was focused on twist. Tanya builds her class in order to achieve on special (and might I add quite difficult, but fun and surprisingly possible) posture.

I’ve been to many yoga classes in many different studios, class, and even cities, but it was the first time I really got to talk to one of my teachers and engage with her views and her goals.

Yoga Vieux Montreal, is all about creating a community giving accessible classes to busy business women (and men) as well as the student or really anybody that wants to practice yoga.

Affordable, fun, welcoming and flexible Yoga practice, Yoga Vieux Montreal is for you. There are classes from 7:30 am to 8 pm and over 6 different and affordable payment options.

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Find your new yoga community here: or on twitter, pinterest, facebook or even download there app.

I encourage you to go and experience Yoga Vieux Montreal and just like me, you will become a member to this amazing community.

Comment and let me know how was your experience at Yoga Vieux Montreal!


Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

Apple Picking Montreal 2017

Where to go for apple picking? 

Here is a list of the 4 spots to go apple picking that are not far from Montreal.

Apple Pie, apple crumble, apple jam, apple everything… Fall is definitely apple picking time.

With the leaves turning as red as the apples, fall is the prime time to get out of the city and go enjoy some time in the orchards.

Although Montreal does not have any orchards, there are plenty of them right outside of the city! So grab a jacket, a picnic basket, a camera and some friends, and off you go for a day outside of Montreal!

1. Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande – Pick your fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm

Would you like to have farm fresh fruits and vegetables you pick yourself? Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande is the place to go.

You can get fresh apples, strawberries, corn, tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkins, hot peppers, basil, pickles, kale, brussel sprouts, okra, broccoli, and cabbage just to name a few.

Apple Orchard Not Far from Montreal

You can choose to pick them yourself fresh from the orchard or from their store. In their store you will also find homemade delicious apple potato donuts, spaghetti sauces, salsas, apple bread, honey, jams, apple butter, apple juice, maple syrup and a variety of tarts and pastries. Everything is made with a lot of love and care.

They even have workshops to show you how to preserve your tomatoes, make tomato sauce, fruit jams and more.

This is a place children love too! They have a small farm where you can feed the animals, a parc, a giant (huge) trampoline and a corn labyrinthe to enjoy. They will want to stay for hours!

Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande has received a lot of prizes and distinctions, here are just a few:

  1. Lauréat du prix DéfiOsentreprendre 2017, niveau local MRC de Rouville, catégorie bioalimentaire
  2. Lauréat prix Détermination 2017, concours LADN Montérégie
  3. Prix Bon coup en agroenvironnement 2017, UPA Montérégie
  4. Prix Relève Montérégie 2017, Union des producteurs agricoles Montérégie

Read more on Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande

2. Vergers Petit et Fils

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

Right at the foot of Mont St-Hilaire, you can enjoy a lovely scenery while picking apples in their orchards. Enjoy tractor rides, animal farms, hedge maze and more. If you get hungry, set foot in the Petit & Fils Pancake restaurant and enjoy their extensive menu. Or just buy some apple product in their little shop and go enjoy it on their picnic tables right outside of the orchards (I highly suggest their apple bread and apple butter).


3. Vergers La France

Address: 1020 Chemin de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

If you enjoy cider, this is the place to go! Tour their famous cider house. And try their international award winning ciders made right from the apples of their orchard! Enjoy apple picking in this famous orchard and bring back a few bottles of cider at the end of the day.

apple picking around montreal

4. Quinn Farms

Address: 2495 Boulevard Perrot, L’Île-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4

Located 30 min away from Montreal, Quinn Farms offers apple picking. But that’s not all, you can also pick berries, squash and even choose your own Christmas tree!! This is the place to go if you want to skip a trip to the grocery store and instead buy some local products from this farm.

Apple picking near by

From the Montreal Tips Family:

Happy Apple Picking Everyone!


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Skyline from long island

Whether you are a big traveller or a homebody by nature, there is at least one trip you need to make if you live in Montreal, and that’s to two of the biggest cities in the United States. New York and Boston are cities unlike any other in the world.

Here are 7 reasons why everyone needs to go to Boston and New York at least once.

1)      The Famous Sights

Copley, Boston Library, Boston Common, Quincy market, Newbury street, the North End, the Harbour just to name a few… In Boston, it is worst going on the Boston duck tour to discover the city. In New York, the list goes on and on: Central Park, Ellis Island, Liberty statue, 9/11 memorial, 5th avenue, Time square, Empire State building…

2)      The Shopping

Whether you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket or you just want to have a nose past some windows, there is no better place to experience the best shopping in the world than New York or Boston. Get overwhelmed by the number of people on Quincy Market in Boston, stunned by the prices in 5th Avenue in New York and charmed by the vintage shops in Brooklyn.

 New york - Montreal

3)      The Nightlife

New Yorkers may work hard, but they play hard too. There is everything any night owl could possibly want in a city, from classic bars, to chic clubs, underground parties, and theatres. The best shows always make a stop in New York, so you’re sure to find something that will blow you away.

 Skyline from long island

4)      The History

So much of the culture of the United States developed in Boston and New York and you’ll discover more than you can possibly remember if you visit some of its museums and historical attractions.

 NYC and the statue of liberty

5)      The Unexpected Bits

The best bits of a trip to Boston or New York will be the bits you won’t expect! There are a few things you’d never know until you experience them in person, like how peaceful the green spaces in such busting cities can be, or how distinctive different neighbourhoods can feel!

The one-of-a-kind memories can only come from putting on some comfortable walking shoes and going out to explore.

 Nyc trip from montreal

6)      The People

New Yorkers may not have a great reputation for being full or friendly, welcoming people, but actually, the city is the wonder that it is because of the great diversity of fascinating people that live there. Everywhere you look you’ll see people doing incredible things, whether it’s building business or performing circus acts in the street. It is worth talking to as many people as possible to hear their stories, as well as creating one of your very own.

 Brooklyn bridge must see

7)      The biggest Universities in the world

You cannot visit Boston without stepping into Harvard and MIT. These prestigious and inspirational institutions will give you new perspectives for your future!

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