To kick off the 2014 spring break week, I headed up to Morin Heights with my friend Jean-François for a mainly off trail snowshoe. We parked at the Corridor Aérobique and paid the $9 daily snowshoe fee, then travelled in a southeasterly direction across Lac Écho, continued south along its outlet stream (frozen), and eventually […]Read more "Snowshoeing in Morin Heights"
This was my first time snowshoeing in the Mont Orford area. After a white-knuckle drive on slick roads to the trailhead from Montreal, I was ready to leave the car behind and take a winter hike. We opted for Microspikes rather than bringing snowshoes in the end, partially based on beta given by the parking […]Read more "Sentier du Cerf (Parc National du Mont-Orford)"
Mont Singer, or Mont Signer, depending on what map you are looking at, is an 810 metre mountain in the Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes. It was my first time hiking in this specific region, as I usually favour nearby Mont Sutton. Access to the trail is south of Mansonville, following Chemin West Hill, to Chemin Ruiter […]Read more "Mont Singer"
Last spring I was invited to begin working on a project for the Foreman Art Gallery, located at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Québec. The resulting exhibition Stanstead Project, or How to Cross the Border is concerned with geographical and geopolitical borders (as presented by artists Ursula Biemann , Christian Philipp Müller and myself). My work for this exhibition, which […]Read more "Borderlands"
I’m currently in the midst of satisfying a curiosity with the entire region surrounding the old Soulanges canal, West of the island of Montréal, between Pointe-des-Cascades and Les Coteaux. This zone is amazing for its cycling possibilities. On this outing, I parked along the Soulanges canal, riding a few kilometers past the old power station […]Read more "Barrages"
In the world of graffiti, when you paint a train car from one end to the other, you call it an ‘end to end burner’. One of my favourite bike rides lately has been to drive out to Pointe-des-Cascades and ride along the Soulanges Canal to its other end in Coteau-du-Lac and back. It’s about […]Read more "End to End Burner"