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val-des-lacs

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One morning, we drove from Montreal to Val-des-Lacs on a wintery Quebec day. We attempted to ice fish, learned some survival skills (I've determined that I'd last 5 minutes, tops, in the wild), and went snow shoeing through a Narnia-like forest. - Mina

39 comments:

  1. These pictures are absolutely amazing! What an experience!! :)

    Lauren
    http://choosingjoy7.blogspot.com/

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  2. Looking at these pictures makes me cold, but my goodness they're so beautiful!

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  3. Wow, surreal landscapes, that's beautiful! All I want now is to strap on skies.

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  4. What an amazing day! These pics should seriously be in a magazine :)

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  5. Anonymous24.1.13

    awesome!

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  6. stunning. and that cabin! I love the peace of wilderness.

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  7. Having just moved from Orlando back to Chicago, I've had a love-hate relationship with winter this year. Your gorgeous pictures however makes me glad that I do live somewhere that has snow!

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  8. wow such amazing photos!

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  9. Though I´m not a big fan of winter weather, this Narnia-like place is a BEAUTY!!!!

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  10. Love these photos, looks so fun!

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  11. Well, I am sick and tired of praising you guys! I myself is a very passionate photographer, and if I come across someone who's marvelously good, I do turn green with envy. However, as far as you guys are concerned, I am filled with awe and appreciation, and also respect.

    I am glad I came across this blog!

    http://renuka-mytraveldiary.blogspot.in

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  12. Brrrr!....Adventurous, yes. But it also looks REALLY C-O-L-D!!!

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  13. These photos are really phenomenal. Looks like a beautiful and exciting (and cold) day!

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  14. I've always wanted to walk with those... shoes? I'm sure it's super fun!

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  15. I hate cold more than anything, but these photos are beautiful enough to make me want to pull on my snowboots. Gorgeous!

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  16. This looks like the most perfect day!

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  17. wow, now that is A LOT of snow!! :) such beautiful pictures!!

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  18. I think if this were my destination, I could tolerate the cold! Absolutely stunning!

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  19. These photos really show the beauty of a cold and snowy winters day. I would love to be able to have this experience at least once in my lifetime. Like someone mentioned above your photos should really be in a magazine.

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  20. It looks gorgeous but right now there still is a lot of snow here and I'm actually more into the warm weather! Really looking forward to summer..

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  21. So much gorgeousness. Incredible.

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  22. I'm totally in love with these pics and I wanna live in them :)!

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  23. wow... wow! what amazing photos. I think I'd probably last about 5 mins there too though :)

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  24. This is just gorgeous - best wishes from Postcard Pictures!

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  25. these photos are seriously beautiful! i'm in love with your blog! xo

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  26. Ahh! Those look like some seriously amazing memories! Wow. The bison are pretty cool, I have to admit. I've only ever seen stuffed ones; not even the zoos I have visited have had them! It looks chilly; I hope that you were both bundled up enough. Also, I love that you hiked around in snowshoes. That reminds me...back when I was in high school (it was senior year), we got a lot of snow. 16 inches in one day or something. Anyway, school was absolutely canceled. And my boyfriend at the time was originally from Alaska, so his family really did have snowshoes. My boyfriend lived about five blocks away, so when it was cold and snowy and school was out, he strapped on the showshoes and hiked to my house so we could still spend the day together. :)

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  27. Gorgeous post! I'm inspired by this post because I always travel/live/dream about the mountains/forests/outdoors.

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  28. Wow Mina, these photos are amazing! You two sure live the life. I thought ice fishing only happened in cartoons, ha ha. What fun! xo

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  29. Did the seeing bison make you miss Manitoba?

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  30. "Seeing the" bison, rather.

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  31. Space Astronomy - I miss Winnipeg for other reasons. The only time I saw Bison IRL was at the zoo.

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  32. Thanks so much for the nice comments people.

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  33. Wauw, those pictures are not just awesome, but beautiful too!

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  34. Oh to be at the snow and ice fishing. At least I can go beach fishing from the sunny Summery beach across the road from my house. Our lives are worlds apart but I feel like an old friend stopping in to see these images. I love your pictures and am thankful that you've shared them with us. Gorgeous blog. So thankful to have stumbled across it, I'm your newest follower :)
    Bella @ sea and salt
    xx

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  35. Anonymous22.2.14

    Yuck! SNOW, COLD, OVER CAST SKIES, PURE MISERY....

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  36. lovely pics, what are the little furry creatures in the trees? Pic 21
    :)
    thanks

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  37. Oceans of Light - They are flying squirrels! We got to see them "fly" from one tree to another... they kind of looked like bats.

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  38. You guys are so cute! Where us this Cabin? can it be rented?

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  39. rivkawe - haha, thanks. it's not a home, so i don't think you'd want to rent it. it's one large room with a furnace where we sat and shared bannock and tea.

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