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Vacations are a timeless joy. Whether they’re spent close to home or further afield, there’s a feeling of freedom and relaxation that can’t be matched. Since the invention in 1888 of the Kodak, the first camera that was both portable and easy to use, holidays have invariably meant holiday snaps. Road trips, days at the cottage, fishing and swimming jaunts, country hikes, sailing excursions – all appear again and again in photo albums immortalizing these happy times.
In Quebec, holiday destinations have scarcely changed since people started taking snapshots: vacationers still flock to the Gaspé Peninsula, with its famous Percé Rock, the Charlevoix hills, the lakes of the Laurentians and the Eastern Townships, and – for those who really want to get away from it all – the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence.