Driving in Canada is a pleasant experience during the summer, when the weather is good and the roads are temporarily fixed. And when you are outside of the city, of course—less construction work in progress and less traffic.

After a stop in Alexandria Bay, we decided to cross the border back to Canada at the Thousand Islands Bridge and to follow the parkway along the St. Lawrence Seaway. I do miss living by the ocean but I have to say that the Thousand Islands region is pretty awesome—peaceful, scenic and, despite being one of the most popular travel destinations for Canadians, it doesn’t feel crowded or tacky.

First, we stopped at Brown’s Bay, the oldest of all of the Parks of the St. Lawrence. Nope, didn’t swim, but apparently the water was quite warm. That said, I’m not sure Canadians are the best judges of how “warm” the water is!

Then we visited Brockville, the “City of the 1000 Islands,” named after the British general Sir Isaac Brock. The waterfront offers scenic views on the river and there is a nice, very popular, marina.

Most Canadian small towns in Ontario have the same feel—historical, safe, community-oriented and welcoming. Worth a stop, for sure.

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  1. Laurel August 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful! Yet another part of Canada that I need to visit. I can’t believe how big your boy has gotten. Adorable!

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    1. Zhu August 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Oh yes, he grew up and changed quite a bit! Canada is well worth exploring… such a big country!

      Reply
  2. Holly Nelson August 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    That’s a well travelled little man!! Looks like you had a great time. You have such a lovely family!

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    1. Zhu August 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you! That’s because you only see pics of us. We are pretty annoying, loud and boring in real life 😆

      Reply
  3. Jeruen August 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I just realized, Mark looks a lot like his dad!

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    1. Zhu August 22, 2013 at 10:20 am

      He does, doesn’t he!

      Reply

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