This post has been a long time coming as I traveled across the border of Canada to Montreal and Quebec City in October of 2015. Sometimes personal photos get put on a back burner, but its a shame that it took me this long to knock these photos out!
Last October, I had the tremendous opportunity to travel to Montreal, Canada for the annual ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) conference, where I was a presenter for the session The ABC’s of the LGBT-Inclusive Museum: Access, Buy-in, Core Competencies. I was also fortunate enough to be selected as a Diversity Fellow, which meant I was included in an intensive leadership development program with 14 museum colleagues from across the country.
My experiences at the ASTC conference were tremendous and I made some great connections with my peers that I hope to be able to draw on as I continue to develop as a professional at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Outside of the conference, my experience in Canada was downright phenomenal and Heather and I took the opportunity to turn this opportunity into a much needed vacation for the two of us.
I was on my own in Montreal for four days, and then Heather joined me for an additional day in Montreal before we boarded a train for three more days of exploration in Quebec City. Over the course of a week, I walked thousands of steps, visited a good number of museums and cultural sites, and spent plenty of time sampling good food and taking in the ambiance of two old cities with massive amounts of European charm.
I would LOVE to go back someday and experience summer in Canada, but fall had its own brand of magic, too.
Check out my favorite photos below!
I stayed in the most amazing boutique hotel in Montreal: L Hotel. I will make it a point to stay there the next time I make it back to Montreal.
I walked over 19,000 steps round trip to get to the below view in Montreal. On such a gorgeous day, it was worth every step. Then it was time board a train with Heather and head to Quebec City, three hours away.
Exploring Old Town Quebec City.Check to another goal on my 101 Goals in 1001 Days list: #6 – Visit Another Country!