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Montreal's Autoroute Métropolitaine is one mean road.

That's according to CAA-Quebec's sixth annual Worst Roads campaign, which deemed the 21-kilometre stretch of Highway 40 between the Décarie interchange and boulevard Henri-Bourassa the worst road in Montreal.

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While summer is many people's favourite season thanks to the nice weather, CAA-Quebec is warning us that it's also a very dangerous time for driving.

"Many Quebecers will be celebrating our National Holiday on June 24 and although it’s a happy time, it also marks the start of the deadliest season on Quebec's roads," a press release read.

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Quebec police will be patrolling the highways and streets this next week in order to "take intensive action against drivers who violate the Highway Safety Code," according to a press release shared with Narcity and MTL Blog.

Operation VITESSE (speed), taking place between June 11 and 17, is a collaboration between police forces, including the SPVM and Sûreté du Québec (SQ), and the SAAQ, who say that the pandemic has led to more dangerous road behaviour.

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As someone living in la belle province, I can tell you with certainty that while it may seem cliché to go and visit all the popular Quebec landmarks, no one ever regrets doing it.

Being such a large region, Quebec offers a range of sites and activities that are great in both summer and winter.

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One of the most positive outcomes of the pandemic is that everyone has had the time to learn all sorts of new things, from figuring out how to bake bread to mastering Zoom.

It's not too late to add another item to that list of newly acquired skills. Now is the perfect time to get your driver’s license.

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If you're a native Montrealer, you might not have had much reason to leave our beloved metropolis in search of 'naturescapes' outside of the city. But after being locked down for months, most of us are raring to get away as fast as we can. And a road trip through la belle province sounds like the perfect place to start, as soon as we get the green light!

Being the province with the second-largest landmass in Canada, there's too much beauty in the province to explore on one trip — from whale-watching on beaches to exploring historical, centuries-old sites. 

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Winter can be a pretty expensive time of the year. Between heating bills, winter gear and maybe a little more takeout than usual, as the weather starts to drop, your cost of living will likely increase.

So if you're hoping not to rack up many driving tickets in Montreal with winter, you can prepare yourself by knowing what could get you in trouble. 

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Being forced to stay home in Montreal during a provincial COVID-19 lockdown can be rough. But if you're itching for the freedom of the open road, take a mini road trip within the city this fall

You can ride solo or bring your favourite person who's in your bubble — whether that's your bestie, your situation-ship, or your significant other. Otherwise, you can always bring your dog.

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I know what you're thinking, Montreal has beaches?! 

And he answer is, yes. As you know, Canada isn't exactly synonymous with the word "beach". We're usually associated with words like: Snow, Ice, Hockey and Igloos.

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If you own a TV or a laptop, then you've definitely come across shows or articles about micro homes. Those tiny little homes full of nooks, crannies bunk beds and secret compartments.

If you still don't know what I'm talking about, check out these adorable micro homes and you'll see what I mean.

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Finding road trip ideas in the summertime is pretty easy but not many people think about taking a winter road trip adventure. Which is crazy because if you're Canadian, then you know that the winter can turn a regular boring landscape into a breathtaking scenery.

There's plenty to do and see around Quebec if you're willing to take a short trip.

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Apparently they don't call Quebec 'La Belle Province' because it was named after of the place that sells steamies. We actually live in a pretty beautiful place.

Maybe we don't notice it because we're used to being surrounded with natural beauty, but if you take a second to appreciate all the amazing sites we have to see right in our own back yard, you'll realize how lucky we are to live in such an amazing province.

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