up there 
Aug/07/2007 21:29


Fermont is a town of 2000 inhabitants 1200 kms north from Montréal, close to the border between Québec and Labrador. It has been built only 35 years ago for the workers of a mine and their family. There is a very long building there called "le mur" (the wall) It is maybe 2 kilometres long and 4 floors high, in there are all shops, pub, swimming pool, some appartements, an hotel and more. All the houses are built behind that wall which protects them from the very strong and cold winter wind.

In summer température are around 20° in july and there is almost no nght. In winter, it goes under -30° and you can see northern lights.To go there we drove for 2 days, the last 400 kms on a gravel road.



Aug/05/2007 22:37

I arrived in Montréal on june 28th 2005, went to immigration to get my visa. 

I was going to work as a volunteer in northern Québec for the next 3 weeks, and I had to meet my fellow volunteers in Montréal. 

There is street there called la rue Saint Denis, with lots of pubs, restaurants that kind of stuff, we met there for a beer, and the next day we left for a 1 200 km drive up to fermont.


Montréal is big, crowded, it is all perpendicular streets like in a movie from the US.

I stayed at two hostels there: le collège français, which is probably the cheapest place in town (15 $ a night in dorm), I like that, and l'auberge alternative du vieux montréal, which is more expensive, but really nice with a good kitchen in a beautiful place.


How I thought about it
Aug/05/2007 22:20
It all started one boring night when I was watching one of this weird  movies you can only find on ARTE. It was a movie from Québec and it made me thought, it would be nice to go to Canada, so I checked the internet, found out you can get a one year working visa and applied for it. Then I left.