• Soirée Artistes Vieux La Prairie

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    Haleakalā National Park is a United States national park located on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii

This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.

  • Champlain bridge Montreal

    The Champlain Bridge project was undertaken in 1955 and construction proceeded between 1957 and 1962. The bridge carries six lanes of vehicle traffic; three in each direction. During rush hour one lane of those heading off the island in the morning, and onto the island in the evening, is used as a reserved bus lane for buses to be able to head in the opposite direction. The bridge was opened to traffic in stages as the approaches were completed between June, 1962 and September, 1964. It was subsequently connected to the Bonaventure Expressway, which is part of the north approach to the bridge. The expressway was opened to traffic on April 21, 1967 Approximately 49 million vehicles cross the Champlain Bridge every year, and 196 million people making it one of the busiest bridges in the world.
Total length of crossing complex: 14.5 km (9 mi)
Total bridge length including approaches: 7,412 m (24,318 ft)
Length: abutment to abutment: 3,440 m (11,290 ft)
Link of viaduct to Section 1: 2,195 m (7,201 ft)
Center main cantilevered span: 215 m (705 ft)
Wellington Street approach: 365 m (1,198 ft)
Bonaventure Expressway: 4,573 m (15,003 ft)
Just upstream from the bridge is an ice boom, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure.

  • Kayak ride on Saint-Jacques river La Prairie

    A 4 km stretch of the St-Jacques is accessible by canoe and kayak from the mouth to the east of Highway 30.

Passing under the boulevard Taschereau Brossard, Saint-Jacques River is home to turtles, herons and ducks. With its golf accessible by canoe and kayak up the east side of Highway 30, it could form with a neighboring wooded park larger than the National Park of Mont-Saint-Bruno!

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  • Santa Maria Restaurant

    Santa Maria Restaurant started out in 1763 as a landing for ships to dock at and unload cargo, back when St. Augustine was still a fledgling city. Almost 200 years later, Louis and Marguerite Connell opened a restaurant on the crumbling landing, fixing up the structure so that it still survives today. 

Cyndi Connell will be your guide as she takes you through an amazing history of one family's dream destined to survive: 

My grandparents opened this restaurant back in 1949. Before they turned it into a restaurant, the pier was used as the main commercial fishing dock for importing seafood into the city. When the restaurant first opened it was just a little seafood shack called The Old Spanish Landing. There was open air seating over the water and it had a little Maritime Museum, a gift shop and a turtle in a pen. 

After being opened for a while, my grandparents got the idea to throw old bread down to the fish that swam around the building and so started the tradition of "Feed the fish while you dine". Hundreds of fish come up to be fed, mostly Catfish and Mullet but there are also plenty of Trout, Sheephead, Reds and just about any kind of saltwater fish you can imagine. Some time in the mid 50s my grandfather made friends with a man who owned a boat that was a replica of the Santa Maria ship and allowed him to dock it behind the restaurant. People in town got into the habit of saying they were going to the Santa Maria and so he eventually changed the name of the restaurant. This is what it looked like in the 50s. 

In 1964, Saint Augustine suffered its first major Hurricane, Hurricane Dora. This is what the restaurant looked like after the hurricane. 

After Hurricane Dora my grandparents rebuilt the restaurant. It has always been a family run restaurant providing jobs for us all, Grandparents, Mom & Dad, Myself and my brothers, aunts, nieces, in-laws as well as many friends. In 1970 my grandfather died and my grandmother along with my Dad and Mom took over operations. My father being the builder at heart that he is has made the place what it is today after many many remodels. My grandmother passed away in fall of 2001. Since then my parents, Myself and my 2 brothers have been keeping the restaurant afloat. It has been a struggle to say the least and honestly every year it gets harder. But thanks to visitors and loyal customers, The Santa Maria is alive and well. The Santa Maria is a special kind of restaurant with a rich history unlike any other restaurant here in our great city. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you, so you too can be a part of it's grand legacy.

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