Being in our nations capital, the first thing we did was wander around Parliament Hill. Next, we took a quick drive to Rideau Hall and checked out the Prime Minister’s residence.
Back on the highway, we plotted a course to Montreal. Just before the city we passed a milestone. We entered the sixth province of the road trip. Also, we picked up our first hitchhiker, Romain. He was a Quebecois native who had been traveling around the country for the past few months. He didn’t speak too much English but he was pretty cool.
After dropping our new friend off in Montreal, we parked the van and wandered around for a few hours. Grabbed some food and beer. Next, we took the van up to the lookout point of Mount Royal for some tourist shots overlooking the city.
Next stop was Quebec City to meet up with some engineering friends who were taking a two week summer course at Laval. Once we ditched the van, we headed down to a student bar by the highway. It was basically 90’s night. All 90’s songs. The awesome part was that it was a live band and the beers were only $1.50. Gotta love Quebec.
“Despite all of the touristing and driving, this was scheduled to be a rest day.”