Montreal and Quebec City | An Adventure

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!

Notre Dame Cathedral Montreal photoI 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.
L Hotel Montreal photoI 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.
train to Quebec City photoExploring Old Town Quebec City.exploring Quebec City photoview from highest point in Montreal photoQuebec City train stationcrepe in Quebec Cityfall in Quebec City photopork shoulder and bean quebec cityfall in quebec citynighttime memorial quebec cityphoto of wife in quebec cityCheck to another goal on my 101 Goals in 1001 Days list: #6 – Visit Another Country!


  1. What a wonderful experience! Your photos definitely make me want to head up north for a visit!!!

  2. I absolutely love travel photography! These are just beautiful…and that macaroon picture…now I’m craving them haha.

  3. That’s it, I need to go. This looks like an incredible trip! Thank you for sharing your personal adventures, you are inspiring me to do the same.

  4. I shot a wedding there a few years ago. It’s magical. And the fall colors made even more so. Beautiful!

  5. Looks so fun and the food looks so delicious! I don’t see any cinnamon rolls though. just sayin’.

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