Parc Omega

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The main reason for going to Montebello was to go to Parc Omega, about 5 minutes down the road from the lodge.  It was a huge park with lots of Canadian animals, we saw Bison, Elk, White tail deer, Spotted dear, Timber Wolves, Arctic Wolves, Coyotes, Black Bears, Pigs, Goats with massive horns, Golden Fox, it was cool!  Our photos are here.

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Thousand Islands cruise and Montebello

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On the way to Montebello we stopped at Kingston, and did a Thousand Islands cruise.  It was a pretty little section of river that divides USA and Canada, and had 1842 islands to be exact.  There were some with only enough room on the island for a small house, and other larger islands with a few houses.  They are primarily peoples summer homes, as the river freezes in winter (but not enough to drive on), so unless you have a small plane or helicopter there is no way to get to the islands in winter.  We saw everything ranging from a small shack to a castle which was built for a rich man’s wife, and once the exterior was completed she died, so the inside is still now a big empty space.  Dre found a fancy house and island that he wants to buy :-)

After that we arrived at Montebello, a huge red cedar lodge on the Ottawa river that was built in 1920 and started off being an exclusive club before becoming a hotel.