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Day 25

What a great celebration! After enjoying the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Ontario Virtual School Championships (which – if you missed it – you can watch here!) we set off once again, and headed to our last stop in Ontario – the Nation’s Capital: Ottawa! There is plenty to see and do in Ottawa, including the Parliament Buildings, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Arts Centre, National Gallery and multiple national museums!

From there, it was just a hop, skip and a jump across the border into Quebec where we first headed to Mont Tremblant, which is a popular destination for many alpine skiers (although you won’t be finding much snow there this time of year!). We then continued on our way to Montreal along the St. Lawrence River. Montreal is home to the Biosphere which houses an environment museum, as well as the Biodome which was originally used for the Olympic Games in 1976 but now is home to replicas of four different ecosystems and some of the animals that would live in them!

From there we headed up to Quebec City, the provincial capital. Home to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization), Quebec City is also one of the oldest European cities in North America (founded by European settlers in 1608).

Our walk continued north into the wilderness of Quebec, where we finished our walk at Relais-Gabriel, Quebec. After a full day of walking 1,745.00 km, our stop is on the shores of Lake Manicouagan. Interestingly, this lake was created 214 million years ago by the impact of a 5km wide meteorite – there’s now an island in the lake called René-Levasseur Island, which is home to the Louis-Babel Ecological Reserve.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

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