The brilliant thing about having visitors is that it inspires you to explore. We've prided ourselves on being far more active than we ever were in England, but the little kick of having to entertain is always welcome, so today we crammed in all we could.
The four of us started with a whirlwind tour of the areas supermarkets, in search of cheap carrots. This accomplished we headed over to Quebec and made our way to Parc Omega to find us some (semi)-wild life. Turns out it finds you!
The checklist of critters seen? Wapitis, White-tailed deer, raccoon, Reindeer, Ibex, Wild boar (and babies), Bison (and babies), Groundhog, Black Bears (and baby), Timberwolves (and babies), Arctic Wolves and Coyotes. I think that's it. Oh and a new bird for me (Bobolink, awesome name), and both yellow and black swallowtail butterflies.
After an afternoon of spotting and being slobbered on to varying degrees, we wandered round the last section on foot, spending an amazing ten minutes observing mummy and baby bear tussle from the safety of the boardwalk above. Baby bear wanted to climb the tree, mummy bear was not amused.
To top off the day, a ferry ride across the river back to Ontario, and three out of four of us cooled off with a swim before we chowed down on fab BBQ. (You can guess for yourselves who didn't want to get their toes cold!).
Definitely a fab day all round. Hoorah!
PS. I have started a creative challenge, but am blogging about it elsewhere, if you're interested in that kind of thing, head here.