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Why not keep your vacation simple this summer?

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Summer is here at last and it's vacation time! You don't have to tour the amusement parks, break the bank or drive miles to have a good time! Why not rediscover your own region and refresh your approach? Why not keep it simple? Imagination is free and eco friendly!

For an adventure-packed, eco-friendly vacation that will drive the local economy:

  • Reduce your mileage: opt for nearby vacation destinations and use active transportation, such as bikes, walking and public transit to get around. You can even take your bike aboard the metro or train: http://www.viarail.ca/en/bike.
  • If you really have to go by car, how about carpooling, carsharing or trying out an electric car with a company like Communauto?
  • Follow Leave No Trace Canada's conservation principles to maintain a balanced environment on nature outings.
  • Bring your own reusable containers, such as bottles, coffee thermoses and lunch boxes.
  • Opt for eco-friendly accommodation, local products and restaurants serving local foods.

A few tips for a hassle-free, eco-friendly vacation alone, as a couple or family:

By bike

Eco-camping

For more information: http://matv.ca/montreal/matv-blogue/mes-articles/2013-04-14-des-conseils-pour-campeurs-ecolos

Unusual accommodation

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http://www.audiablevert.ca/English/AuDiableVert.htm
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http://www.chezrogerlermite.ca/index.html
http://entrecimesetracines.com/ecogites-en-foret/
http://www.lerondcoin.com
http://hayloftadventures.ca
http://www.canopee-lit.com/index.php?lang=en

Gourmet rest stops

Have a great summer!