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PARK PICK FORT LENNOX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE An hour south of Montréal, hop onto a ferry and cross the Richelieu River to Fort Lennox National Historic Site and you are transported back in time to 19 th century British North America. The fort was originally built as a stronghold against potential invasion from the U.S. to the south. Soldiers in period costume act as interpretive guides, giving a glimpse into what garrison life was like for British Redcoats and their families. Fort Lennox is also a place for peaceful and reflective walks along the fort's stone ramparts or on one of the trails through the surrounding green space ( National Parks and Historic Sites: 1-888-773-8888 In the Gaspésie region, Plongée Forillon and Auberge Griffon Aventure provide unforget- table experiences swimming with harbour seals, starfish and lobster ( www.plongee; Foresta Lumina in the Eastern Township's Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is an interac- tive multimedia trail that wanders along a night-illuminated pathway for a magical experience ( Visitors to Huttopia Canada's getaways in Sutton experience a serene outdoors stay in chalets and high-end eco-tents tucked into forest settings with a river nearby for paddling ( SCENIC DRIVES Dominated by the highest mountain peaks of southern Québec, the Eastern Townships' 193-km (120-mi.) Summit Drive reveals one gorgeous panorama after another. Forged by glaciers, the picturesque Fjord Route follows the winding Saguenay ord —one of the longest in the world (235-km/ 146-mi.)—with a never-ending show of imposing rock faces and majestic capes. Route du Richelieu's historic 265-km (165-mi.) transportation road traces both sides of the lovely Richelieu River, encompassing historic villages, archaeo- logical digs, museums, heritage churches and bucolic landscapes. The 280-km (174-mi.) King's Road (Chemin du Roy) is Canada's oldest roadway, linking Québec City to Montréal along the St. Lawrence River's spectacular north shore. FAMILY FUN Montréal's Barbie Expo is the largest permanent exhibit of Barbie dolls in the world. More than a thousand one-of-a- kind Barbies are dressed in the haute couture of world-renowned designers including Christian Dior and Diane Von Furstenberg. There are celebrity Barbies— Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Taylor— and movie themed Barbies like The Wizard of Oz and Cleopatra. Admission is free. QC 115

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