Wednesday, December 4, 2013
August 18, 2013 -- After spending time in the wonderful cities of Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa it was time to head back to the States. So I said au revior to Quebec, Canada and hopped aboard the Amtrak Adirondack train heading south from Montreal for the eleven hour journey to New York Penn Station.
Posted by Josh Marks at 9:54 PM
I was visiting family in New York City for Thanksgiving weekend when I literally stumbled upon the most wondrous spectacle I have seen in a long time and it happened of all places while trying to find the exit to the World Trade Center PATH station that is still very much under construction.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
August 17, 2013 -- After spending the morning and early afternoon in Canada's clean and friendly capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, I took the VIA Rail Canada train back to Montreal. In order to get to the train station, I needed to take a bus rapid transit (BRT) -- Ottawa's bus system that runs on dedicated bus-only lines, thereby avoiding traffic and providing a fast and reliable ride in and around the city.
Posted by Josh Marks at 10:10 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
August 17, 2013 -- Canada's clean and friendly capital city of Ottawa, Ontario is green as well. This past summer I took a day trip to Canada's fourth-largest city from Montreal. I rode the Greyhound bus there and took the VIA Rail Canada back to Montreal.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
August 17, 2013 -- Rising before sunrise, I walked the empty pre-dawn streets of Montreal to Gare d'autocars de Montréal (English: Montreal Coach Terminal). I was ready to take a Greyhound bus to Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario.
Posted by Josh Marks at 10:35 PM
Saturday, November 9, 2013
August 14, 2013 -- After a short two-day trip to Quebec City, it was back to Montreal so I woke up before dawn and walked from the hostel to the train station for a very early morning VIA Rail Canada train ride back to Montreal. I took some pictures of the historic train station and video departing a rainy Quebec City and crossing the St. Lawrence river into Montreal's train station.
Posted by Josh Marks at 10:01 PM
While Quebec City doesn't have the bicycling infrastructure that Montreal enjoys such as dedicated bike lanes and bicycle sharing, the city does have many local bikers amid the many tourists. Quebec City is part of the Green Road (Route Verte) bicycleway that traverses the province. There is a nice stretch of bike lane along the St. Lawrence River called the Corridor du Littoral.