About Jennifer Merrick

Born with itchy feet, Jennifer travels whenever she can with her family, writing about their adventures in numerous publications, including Buffalo News, American Eagle Latitudes, Montreal Families, Washington Times Community and Ontario Magazine. @jenmerrick

Mini Road Trip: Chemin du Roy from Quebec City to Montreal

Fun-loving and cosmopolitan, Montreal is Quebec‘s largest city and the second biggest francophone population in the world. 250 kilometres to the east lies Quebec City, the province’s cultural and romantic capital. Both cities are celebrated for their festival atmosphere, history, artistic flare, and good food. … Continue reading
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Exploring Ontario’s Haliburton Forest Reserve

Torontonians refer to the Haliburton Highlands as “˜cottage country’. Nine-to-fivers leave work early on Fridays and flee 220 kilometres north of the city, where they find rolling hills, 600-plus lakes, and rugged forests. Paddling, hiking, fishing and drinks on the dock are all on the to-do … Continue reading
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Discover Quebec City: Beyond the Walls

Few tourists stray from the heart of Vieux-Quebec, and why should they? The narrow cobbled streets of the 400-year-old walled city reveal historic architecture, fine dining, museums and even a battlefield. But there is always something to be said for getting off the main tourist … Continue reading
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Why You Should Spend the Summer in Muskoka

What do Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Bill Murray have in common? They all have holiday homes in Muskoka, Ontario. Often called Toronto’s Hamptons, this region has been the pristine playground of the rich and famous since the end of the 19th century. … Continue reading
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What to Eat in Toronto: The Best Fusion Food in Canada

  “Good food makes us happy,” states Susur Lee, Toronto’s superstar chef who has won countless accolades, including the highest rating ever for a plate on TV’s Iron Chef America. Lee’s imaginative cuisine, blending Chinese flavours with French technique, was at the forefront of a new wave of fusion cuisine that’s now become entrenched in Toronto’s culinary scene. … Continue reading
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Winter Activities in Quebec City

The French settlers who made it through their first winter in New France more than 400 years ago – and only nine out of 28 did “”were tough. Today, Quebecers still don’t let the cold stop them from getting outside. And having fun while they’re … Continue reading
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Escaping the City: Things to do around Quebec City

    The number one comment you’ll hear from visitors about Quebec City is how European it feels. And with cafés spilling out unto cobbled streets, fine food, boutique shopping, architecture spanning 400 years, and views of turrets and battle fields within a walled city, … Continue reading
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La Vieille Capitale: A Beginner’s Guide to Quebec City

Vieux-Quebec is what first attracts visitors to the much-loved capital city of Canada’s French-speaking province. The 400-year-old fortressed heritage district is as romantic as they come with beautifully preserved architecture, historic fortifications and a tangle of cobble-stoned lanes brimming with galleries, artist studios, boutiques, restaurants and museums. But … Continue reading
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