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Tourists in our own city

Tourists in our own city

Stephanie Blais
Stephanie Blais

There’s nothing like playing tourist in your own town during an outing with the Braque team.

Particularly since, although the agency is right in the heart of one of the most charming tourist areas in Montreal, since we come here for work we rarely take the time to enjoy it. That’s why we decided to dive into the crowd and try out two of the attractions at Montreal’s Old Port – the Quadricycle and Voiles en Voiles – as a team.

We laughed, we sweated and, wow, did we enjoy these two activities – which turned out to be more athletic than you’d have thought.

The quadricycle owes its charm to the number of riders it accommodates and the scenic route recommended by the kind staff. That said – don’t fool yourself! This is not an activity for old-timers at all. You really have to pedal to move. Joggers were passing us with ease . . . to our great frustration. In short, we did some peddaling. It was a good warm up for our next activity, Voiles en Voiles!

Voiles en Voiles offers a series of aerial courses (obstacle courses and ziplines), climbing and inflatable games on pirate ships and royal navy ships in the Old Port.

You need a strong stomach to take on these courses. There are options for every taste and level. Not ones to hold back, our team decided to brave the two expert courses, the Scouting and the Sabotage missions, along with the climbing walls. Over two well spent hours we learned about ourselves and our spirit for adventure. This is definitely something to do again with family and friends on a beautiful summer or fall day when there are a few hours free. There’s something for children of all ages (surprisingly, the youngest ones are sometimes more game than adults).

In short, it was a great outing right in our agency’s backyard that reconnected everyone with their inner child in the time it takes to say ooooh boy, oh well or OMG, this is high! Life on the tightrope is fine by us. The social committee is already working to uncover the perfect autumn activity. Stay tuned!

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