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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello: A Heritage Québec Resort and the World's Largest Log Structure - Part 1

Posted by Lori Ann Sanche and David Senger on


Driving across the Ottawa River to Québec, then east on highway QC-50, past Gatineau suburbs and into the hills of the Laurentians, we traverse the sunny frozen landscape and notice the car’s thermometer indicating -23, while not showing the real temperature of -35 with the wind chill.  Our vehicle is packed with suitcases, skates, snowshoes and poles — we’re optimistically prepared for an array of winter resort activities at our destination.

Up ahead is the world’s largest log structure nestled by the Ottawa River at the foot of the mountain range.  Soon we see the highway sign and eagerly anticipate our arrival. 

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