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Horseback Riding in the Appalachians
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them. Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
Tasting & Tour of a Craft Distillery
We'll meet in our tasting room before taking you into the heart of the action inside the distillery. Once inside, you'll get to see the entire gin, vodka and whisky (yes, whisky!) making process from start to finish. Often we'll be right in the middle of production so you'll get to see, smell and later taste just what it is we make. Of course, the tour ends back in the tasting room where you will sample our 2 vodkas and 3 gins. Other things to note: We do sell our products on-site! So you can take our spirits home with you to enjoy with family and friends. Note worthy: children under 18 years old are free of charge, accompanied by parents.
FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
We meet on the Plains of Abraham, the location of the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the conquest of Quebec city by the British in 1759. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 4) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 5) Maple Syrup Tasting After the snowshoe excursion, we go to a nice shelter which is part of the museum of the Plains of Abraham. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the "sugar shack". It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. This is an essential element of french canadian culture that you have to try atleast once during your time in Québec. *NOTE* No prior snowshoe experience required. Other things to note In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
Taste of Chinatown with a Food Writer
Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. It cannot be treated as one entire cuisine as ingredients and styles of cooking vary depending on the geography, climate, and religion. We will journey through Chinatown and taste these regional delicacies together. By the end of the experience, you will be familiar with the flavour characteristic from various parts of China. We will start in the heart of Chinatown and make our way through four food stops all within a block from each other. Each stop represents a specific province in China. [Optional] If interested, we will also walk through the aisles of the largest Asian supermarket in Chinatown, and have you familiarize with commonly used ingredients in Chinese cooking. If you're into photography, I'll be offering you tips on taking Instagram-worthy food pictures. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear. Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Come hungry!
Montreal-Style Bagel Making Workshop!
Welcome to the only place in Montreal that will teach you how to make Montreal bagels! 1000+ five star reviews! Montreal bagels are world famous for their shape, taste and texture. A trip to Montreal isn't complete until you've tried one of these amazing bagels. So why not try your hand at making them yourself? I will teach you the secrets on how to make some deliciously unique and authentic Montreal style bagels at home, the easy way. We will start by learning how the ingredients used affect the Bagels and the final result. Then we will all measure our ingredients using scales. After that, I will show you how to properly mix and knead the dough which you will do on your own right after me. I have adapted the best Boulanger (Bread Maker) techniques to the home kitchen so you will become a confident baker at home in no time! After mixing the dough, we will learn how to shape the bagels, boil them, dress them up with various toppings, bake them and finally eat them fresh out of the oven! Not many things can beat eating freshly baked and delicious Bagels that you have made yourself right out of the oven. You will leave with a detailed recipe to take home. Thanks for reading and hopefully see you soon! Will

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Paint and Wine in an Artist Studio
The moment you step in Les Ateliers D'artiste 32A you will begin your journey into your own creativity through various art mediums such as oil pastels and acrylic paint. Our evening will begin with a short guided meditation to help you step into your creativity and intuition. Then we will set an intention for the rest of the evening and that intention will guide your creation. Then let the party begin! Gathered around a glass of wine, and with an attitude of no expectation, we will begin our 2 hours long journey through creativity with the aid of colors. Other things to note The Studio Building is an old brick industrial building. It's very grunge but we have everything you will need to make the event and Montreal memorable for you. ***This experience is more enjoyable for groups of two or more.
Le Sud-Ouest Coffee Crawl
The coffee crawl is a coffee version of a pub crawl. The aim of this experience is to introduce some of the most amazing coffee places in the Sud-Ouest has to offer. You'll get the chance to appreciate coffee and Montreal's history/architecture. The Sud-Ouest is not only a great place to take photos, but it is also know for many historic buildings, restaurants, parks, and more. I've selected some of the most unique coffee places located in the Sud-Ouest. The tour will feature one of Montreal's most famous coffee shops/co-working spaces. We will then head towards a rustic and Italian-owned coffee shop. Next up in our tour we'll head towards a coffee shop with a unique table tennis twist to it (you'll see what I mean). Along the way, you'll get to see many beautiful and historic locations, which we'll talk about. You're going to find out why so many people are gravitating towards this part of the city. The tour will end where we started — the Atwater Market. Other things to note If there are any questions/concerns, please feel free to send me a message. I'd be glad to help.
Introduction to ice fishing boot camp
Practical introduction to the fun and exciting activity of ice fishing. Guests will get a practical mini-course into how to start ice fishing safety and enjoyably. This mini-course/bootcamp/ice fishing outing will cover the following. - How to prepare for ice fishing. - Important safety precautions that should be taken. - What is the minimum gear you will need and how to use it. - How to find safe and productive locations to ice fish. - How to analyze topographic maps to find potential fish holding locations. - Recommended lures and baits to use. - Jigging and dead-stick techniques. - Fish species to target and how to find bodies of water with those species. - What to do when the bite is slow and how to know when it is time to change spots. - How to stay warm and comfy while ice fishing in colder weather. - Rules and regulations that need to be followed while ice fishing. Each ice fishing "bootcamp" course lasts for four hours. We meet up at a local river or lake within 40 minutes drive of Kanata, Ontario. I will supply all the gear and bait but guests between 18 and 64 need to ensure they have a valid Ontario fishing license. This is practical course where guests will learn by getting the chance to actively perform all typical tasks under direct supervision and guidance. Ice fishing is a great family activity and this a great way to get introduced to it.
Pen making with the woodworker himself
During this experience, you will first learn the history of the lathe and be familiarized with its parts. After a safety briefing, the pen making process with be explained and demonstrated from beginning to end in detail. Afterwards, you will choose a wood that suits you best. You will then have the opportunity to operate the lathe and make a wooden pen of your own. The pen making process will cover turning/profiling, sanding, polishing and assembling. You will get to take home your handcrafted pen to use and show off. Don't see a date or time that works with your calendar? Not a problem! Just send me a message and I will try my best to accommodate your schedule.
Let me do the walk moment, Memorable
We will enjoy this journey as much as we can, we will take a walk for some of the most recognized places of Downtown Montreal, while you explore spontaneously the area and get photographed by me. First, I propose to go, to the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, this historic places located 110 Notre- Dame Street West, with a very dramatic Gothic Revival Architecture, decorated in blue, silver and gold, perfect Colours, for Wonderful pictures. Later, we will walk to the Montreal City Hall, located just 600m from the starting point. This place was one of the first monumental single-purpose city halls in Canada, having a Wonderful space for you, to make it memorable. Finally, our last destinations would be La Grande Roue de Montreal and Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel, both places counts with a natural around and a lot to tell on your pictures. I’m really open to new and enhance our experience, in case the weather isn’t favorable we can book another date and hour to make it work. You won’t forget this experience. The photograph will be delivered digitally, from a private gallery, upon your final approval on the selected pictures. The total pictures are 10 per person/experience.

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Custom Vegan Cheese Sampling
Sample delicious, creamy vegan cheeses in a private tasting experience at our boutique in Alexandria, Ontario. A vegan cheese connaisseur will walk you through the different Zengarry cheeses in a private sampling experience catered to your needs. Learn how to pair, serve and store fine vegan cheeses. Experience a variety of bold flavours for yourself in an intimate setting. Included: Enjoy your own vegan cheese sampling board which includes samplings of five Zengarry fauxmages perfectly paired with its own side. Served with crackers, fresh baguette and seasonal fruit. Personal samplings last up to 2 hours Monday to Saturday and must be booked at least 5 days in advance. Pricing is per person. There is a minimum of 2 people per private sampling. For groups of more than 10 people, please contact Lynda for more information prior to booking. All of our experiences are completely vegan but please let us know of any additional dietary restrictions. A gluten-free option is available.
Horseback Riding in the Appalachians
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them. Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm. Other things to note This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
Explore the enchanted forests of quebec on ski or snowboard
Be ready for this Amazing journey Get the real experience about the Canadian winter ! We met at Lionel groulx metro station (Montreal downtown) We take our way to Mont-Tremblant (intermediate and expert). For newbies it best to go to Mont-Sutton. The most iconic place in Quebec for your winter vacations ! In our way we will talk about our journey: When we arrive to the mountains: We start by taking our ski equipment at the rental shop, I will help you to choose the best gear and show you how to wear it ! Once we are ready, we take our way to the top! We take the chairlift and enjoy the majestic view… If you are a first time, taking the chairlift, on ski or snowboard this could be a great challenge and you will practice before. Then, in the middle of the experience, we take a break. At this point, i will show you the restaurants and we will take the best spots to appreciate the view. then we come back to the tracks At the end, before leaving, we go take a beer on the Mountain pub to talk about this great experience! Lessons are offered too! So the price includes: Transportation from Downtown Montreal to the Mountains, Ski or Snowboard gear with helmet 2 hrs lesson for basics moves with me! Day pass for the ski park according to your level. The price do not include snowpants, snowjacket and gloves. (if you dont have this, i can add it for an extra).
Explore the depths of the Canadian forest in Snowmobile
Getaway in the middle of the Canadian forest. Explore the cold mountains. An adventure where you can travel in style and comfort , see up close the deep and wild Canadian nature. We starts by meeting on Lionel-Groulx Station. We present ourselves and we check we have our minimal requires to get the mountain. Once there, we arrive we do the check in and we grab the equipment. (snowpants, jacket, helmet, boots) We will prepare our snowmobiles and hear a brief instructions about how to drive, what to do and what not to do. When ready, we take our way to the deep forest of Olympia Mount in Saint- Hippolyte. In our adventure we will be able to see some wild animals like squirrels, foxes, bears, deer, moose At the top, we will enjoy the view, takes pictures and drink hot chocolate. The duration of the experience in total is 6 hrs. PLEASE NOTE -) If you want more time, do not hesitate to contact me. -) deposit of 2 500$ is mandatory for the driver of a snowmobile. if you dont want to pay, you could still ride as a passenger.
Dogsledding Near Algonquin Park Ontario
Get ready for some winter fun with your own team of sleddogs! You will learn to harness up the dogs go over the equipment and safety features before heading out onto this fabulous private network of winter wilderness trails to drive your own team of dogs. We will travel along the Amable du Fond River to a remote frozen beaver pond and heron rookery. We will also take in a scenic forest snow shoe through pine forests to the frozen Eau Claire waterfalls. Warm lunch and drinks included!
Tasting & Tour of a Craft Distillery
We'll meet in our tasting room before taking you into the heart of the action inside the distillery. Once inside, you'll get to see the entire gin, vodka and whisky (yes, whisky!) making process from start to finish. Often we'll be right in the middle of production so you'll get to see, smell and later taste just what it is we make. Of course, the tour ends back in the tasting room where you will sample our 2 vodkas and 3 gins. Other things to note: We do sell our products on-site! So you can take our spirits home with you to enjoy with family and friends. Note worthy: children under 18 years old are free of charge, accompanied by parents.
FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
We meet on the Plains of Abraham, the location of the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the conquest of Quebec city by the British in 1759. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 4) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 5) Maple Syrup Tasting After the snowshoe excursion, we go to a nice shelter which is part of the museum of the Plains of Abraham. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the "sugar shack". It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. This is an essential element of french canadian culture that you have to try atleast once during your time in Québec. *NOTE* No prior snowshoe experience required. Other things to note In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
Design and fabricate a silver ring
COVID-19 SAFETY PRACTICES: - It is recommended that participants wear the mask if possible, but it's not mandatory. - If you have symptoms prior to your experience, contact us to reschedule. Learn how to make a silver or brass ring! You can make the ring for yourself or a special someone. After measuring your finger size (if the ring is for someone else, you must know the finger size or bring a ring the person already own), you will saw, sand, file, solder and form the metal into a ring. Finally, you will end your project by polishing your ring to get a shiny, satin or mat finish. Note: this experience entails playing with a torch and fire to solder. If you are afraid of fire, this step might be a little challenging. Have no worries, we can help you master fire or just skip this step. We got your back! We will guide you through each step making it fun and easy. Our objective it that you learn something new, have fun creating something with your own hands and leave this experience with a smile on your face!
Learn to prepare espresso in a stationery cafe
Learn how to prepare thirdwave style espresso with a professional barista! Join me behind the counter in a unique micro coffee bar inside my stationery shop. Amateurs and coffee nerds alike are all welcome. During this experience, I’ll go over the technical side of making the perfect espresso. I’ll explain the science behind coffee, we’ll taste some espressos together and then talk about aromas and flavors. Afterwards, it's your turn to practice behind the machine. This is your chance to have all your coffee questions answered! A few important things to note: -The coffee bar is open during the day, so we may need to squeeze in a few orders -Please feel free to bring a water bottle and to take notes or photos during the experience if you wish :) -We will mostly be standing during this 1.5 hour experience, there are stairs to enter the space and there is very limited seating available -This experience is open to participants 18+ only -There is no public restroom on-site, but there are bathrooms 5 minutes away at the Rosemont Public Library around the corner -The shop is accessible by public transit via metro Rosemont, or there is paid street parking available Check out my list of local café recommendations here: https://fr.airbnb.ca/s/guidebooks?refinement_paths[]=/guidebooks/3708969&s=67&unique_share_id=420949ee-1a11-43eb-a073-d354f4e0629f
Tour of Old-Montréal with a local in a convertible Cadillac
Let me be your friend in Montreal and show you how the city should be done, by one of its residents, not a tour company. My tours are personalized and laid-back with small group sizes to ensure an unforgettable experience. You’ll cruise in one of my stunning convertible Cadillacs, traveling in comfort and unmatched style throughout your one-hour trip. I'll be giving you the stories, answering questions and we'll have great conversations all along the ride! Your adventure begins by journeying down the beautiful cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, where you will see all the 17th and 18th-century French European architecture, taking in popular landmarks like the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica, the old port and more. We'll then make our way to the old financial district and I'll get to explain the origins and evolution of the old-city into what is now the cultural capital of Canada. I'm passionate about Montreal and I'm able to advise you of the best restaurants and bars, its nightlife and current events to visit. Relax and soak up the summer sun in comfort while I show you everything that makes Montreal so special, all with that local touch. My goal is for you to leave my tour with a unique impression of my city, great pictures and an unforgettable experience with me - your new Montreal friend. Inquire about my 2 and 3 hour tours! Hotel pick-up TBD before booking only.
Séance photo dans la vieille ville de Québec
Vivez une expérience unique tout en découvrant la magnifique ville de Québec. Nous découvrirons ensemble 5 emplacements incontournables de la ville. À travers mon appareil photo, je prendrais des photos mémorables de votre séjour. Des photos professionnelles qui sauront enflammer vos réseaux sociaux. Le forfait inclut 15 photos de hautes qualité et travaillées. Vous recevrez un lien dans les 48h afin de télécharger vos photos. Pendant la séance, nous aurons l'occasion de découvrir ensemble la ville et son cadre incroyable, mais je pourrais également partager avec vous mes meilleurs conseils d’activités, restaurants ou encore les meilleurs endroits pour prendre un verre. J'adore échanger sur la ville dans laquelle je vis depuis 25 ans et ce sera évidemment un plaisir de le faire avec vous!
French Wines & Global Montreal Foods - A Four Course Tasting
This unique experience combines a wine tasting of 3 lesser-known regional French wines matched to a family-style, 4-course tasting of dishes representing the tastes and stories of Montreal's global food cultures - Asian, Jewish, Caribbean, Italian, Portuguese, and Middle Eastern. The hosting Chef is an award-winning food writer (Gourmet, Food+Wine) and Doctoral scholar (Oxford Food) who has worked with Michelin-Star chefs and Top Chef winners around the world. The dining site is an apartment in a historic 1800's building in the famous Old Port. There will be an emphasis on Canadian sources of seafood, meat, ethnic inspiration, and cheesemakers.
Crimes and red light of Montréal
On this tour of Montreal's downtown, we will explore what used to be the Red Light’s district. I'm inviting you to revisit the naughty part of our city’s history. We will look into the crimes scene and the sex work of Montreal from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The short itinerary will make us pass thru the Chinatown and the entertainment’s district of Montreal, mainly on St-Laurent street and Ste-Catherine street. We will discuss about the impact of the prohibition on our city that led Montreal to be known as the Sin City of the North or the Paris of North America. Among different adult subjects, we will discuss about the drug trade, the gambling industry, sex work, brothel activities and the famous criminals of Montreal. We will also talk about the different morality squads that fought crimes and corruptions that led to the late closing of the Red Light district. We will also observe the transformation that occurred in the entertainment’s district, a still vibrant part of our beloved city. Other things to note We will discuss about the criminality and the sex work that happened in at the beginning of the 20th century . Those subjects might not be suitable for people under the age of 16 years old.
Montreal Rage Cage Experience
Whether it's to de-stress or just for the novelty of it, the Rage Room is an awesome activity to do. It's pretty simple, choose from a variety of glass items and electronics, suit up in our complete protective gear and break stuff. A signed waiver is required to participate in this activity. You must be 18 years or older and will be asked to provide proof if deemed required. Please keep in mind, you are breaking glass items and electronics, so this experience is not for the faint-hearted. Other things to note When you arrive, you'll have to sign a waiver before starting the experience. The Rage Cage can accommodate up to 4 people at a time. Let me know if you would like to add people. Please note that if you wish to change the date and/or time of your booking less than 48 hours in advance, there will be a 10$ surcharge/person.
Taste of Chinatown with a Food Writer
Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. It cannot be treated as one entire cuisine as ingredients and styles of cooking vary depending on the geography, climate, and religion. We will journey through Chinatown and taste these regional delicacies together. By the end of the experience, you will be familiar with the flavour characteristic from various parts of China. We will start in the heart of Chinatown and make our way through four food stops all within a block from each other. Each stop represents a specific province in China. [Optional] If interested, we will also walk through the aisles of the largest Asian supermarket in Chinatown, and have you familiarize with commonly used ingredients in Chinese cooking. If you're into photography, I'll be offering you tips on taking Instagram-worthy food pictures. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear. Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Come hungry!
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