Winter Adventure with Ford Canada in Quebec

Winter Adventure with Ford Canada in Quebec

The next day, we woke up at 6:30 am and got ready for the 2nd day with Ford Canada. We were set to go to the race track covered with Ice and do some Winter Defense driving course with NASCAR drivers. On top of that, we also were driven by the NASCAR drivers to experience hat laps and off road driving(really fast crazy drive on ICE!) and end the trip with Dog sledding.

At 8 am we were set to leave for our busy day. I couldn’t believe it was already time to say Goodbye to Esterel Resort, We didn’t get to see much of the resort yet as we also arrived at night and wasn’t able to use the heated pools. Hopefully next time when we come back. On Summer perhaps?

The breakfast selection in the hotel was so good and fresh. With too much selection and little time to eat as I got to the table at 7:50! I ate in less than 5 minutes. I managed to squeezed my fresh orange juice, got my sunny side up egg and some croissant.

By 8:05 we’re on the highway, very excited for what the day has to offer. The drive took us about 2 hours to get to our destination.

We arrived around 10:15 to Mecaglisse, Circuits De Sports Motorisés 

The roads were pretty scary and icy…

But the view is spectacular.

As soon as we arrived we were introduced to our designated NASCAR drivers to teach us the defence driving and to drive us to off road and hat laps. The Teacher I got is the one wearing eyeglasses (above). He was very nice, he actually inspire to get back into driving (I stopped a year ago when I failed my last test for getting my full license, now I’m set to take it again this spring before leaving for Asia)

His name is Claude Bourbonnais, a former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy Lights, and CARTChampionship Car series. He raced in the 1994 CART series with 5 starts. He also raced in the 1997 Indianapolis 500, which by then had become part of the Indy Racing League, completing 9 laps and finishing in 30th position.

He was the Toyota Atlantic teammate of fellow French-Canadian and future Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve in 1993 and in fact finished ahead of Villeneuve in series points.

He has been working for major car manufacturer in USA doing demonstration drives and was also a driver coach in the American Ferrari Challenge. (from his own wikipedia)

Before we got busy driving, we needed a group photo showcasing our matching hats, socks and shoes. We didn’t plan to match at all. It was all unplanned!

hahahaha

And nope we’re not trying to push Sydney…

we also didn’t know what we were looking at below. LOL

Mr.Cavaliere in his glory!

Now time to get serious…

I was partnered with Sydney to do the driving…

First I was really scared but then Claude made sure everything is alright… and boy did I speed up fast and it was so fun! The icy roads made it more challenging but surely worth it.

This is me on our first car we tried

And then me in the escape.

Next was the crazy Ford Raptor ….

Just look at the roads and the speed was crazy fast too! I’m sure the NASCAR drivers had fun scaring us. haha

We also had to wear helmets as it is very jumpy inside the car.

Last one was the hat laps…

Just look at that… It is very dangerous for a normal person like me, but I’m sure for the drivers it was just an ordinary day…

Isnt that fun?

After Lunch we headed out as the dogs for sledging have been waiting for us.

I was the first one on the line, I was also the last one to leave…

The weatehr was extremely cold and it was raining too. I couldnt really take a proper photo from my camera as it keeps fogging up… It was also very wet and fast which makes it more difficult.

It was so much more fun in real life…

They’re Alaskan Husky

They’re very friendly too.

I couldn’t wish for a better way to end our trip with FORD.

It was truly a dream come true

I still can’t believe this has been now over! I can’t wait to explore Yukon and Iceland next winter! when winter started I was really sad because of the cold, but I challeneged myself to get out there and enjoyed it. It was really fun! So I truly advise getting out of your comfort zone, you’ll never know the fun you’re actually missing out.

At 1pm everyone headed back to the Airport to go back to Toronto, As for me I had to stay another day in Montreal to visit my agency and explore old Montreal…

Onto the next blog post…

36 Comments

  1. March 31, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Winter defense driving sounds exhilarating and scary at the same time…haha! I would have loved to taken a class like this, but I don’t know if I would have survived D:

    Btw, sledding looks so much fun! It’s always been my dream to play in the snow, since we don’t have any in Louisiana 🙁

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  2. March 31, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    All I can say is that you are one brave , amazing, and totally breathtakingly beautiful girl! These pictures are all so captivating and I loved seeing so many of them on Instagram. I especially love the matching hats ! This entire adventure just sounds so fun and I have never been a fan of the snow but you make it sound like a dream !!

  3. March 31, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Wow, what an incredible experience and adventure! How amazing that you got to drive with real NASCAR drivers and these Fords look like they can handle anything! I’ll bet it was scary to be on those icy roads and going fast, but thrilling as well. It has been a wish of mine to go dog sledding in the snow so I am so jealous that you did this! What a fun trip and a fab group you went with. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  4. March 31, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Wow that hotel looks amazing and so does the location! You are a daredevil. Haha. I would be so scared, but I am so happy you got to experience this with such an incredible company. Ford definitely offers some incredible cars and just love it. Thank you for sharing.

    katetik.com

  5. April 2, 2017 / 2:30 am

    First of all, let me tell you that I loved your images! They are amazing and very well taken. This hotel looks simply wonderful. I’d love to visit soon such a truly paradise! Without a doubt Ford is one of the biggest and best car lines. It has a huge variety.

    Enjoy !

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  6. April 2, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    What a beautiful hotel! And the food looks really good 🙂 I love your images, it’s almost like a photodiary! Must be such a breathtaking adventure, driving trough that landscape across those icy roads. And the matching outfits, such a coincidence!
    The sledding looks so much fun, I did that when I was in Lapland! Must’ve been an amazing experience.

    Have a great day!
    X

  7. April 2, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Hey, Babe! you are always so lucky and get to have the most incredible adventures!!! I can imagine all the excitement with Nascar drivers!!! Thank you for sharing this incredible trip!! gorgeous pictures btw!!!

    Happy Sunday!! xx. Gina

  8. April 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    What a cool and exhilarating trip! Did you guys really not plan on matching? Haha. I’ve always wanted to sit in a car of a Nascar driving, but then again, I might get super car sick and puke out everything. The photos are all so well captured and thank you for sharing them with us! So much fun!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

  9. Shalini
    April 3, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    These photos are so beautiful! I loved every capture and this looks like such a fun trip! I would love to do the sledding someday! Thank you for sharing your trip. Shalini

  10. April 3, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Your trip looked to be amazing. I love how you ladies are all matching. There photos are looking so wonderful though. This is something that I have never done before ( like dog sledding), but you have put the thought into my head that I should do it. That food is also looking so good.

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    -Kierra

  11. April 4, 2017 / 12:41 am

    Oh my goodness this looks like the most amazing winter experience!! Those cars are wonderful for the terrain and weather and sure feels so safe!
    I had so much fun when I went dog sledging in Finland!

    Kisses from Singapore,
    Everest
    http://www.everestsays.com

  12. April 4, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    OMG what a fun trip girl!
    Ford definitely nailed it with this one!
    Your pics are so pretty and you three look so cute with your matching Sorels and hats!
    What a cool experience you got to live! FORD rocks!! 🙂
    XO
    Aimara
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  13. April 4, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Such a nice adventure.,. Full of happiness with friends and looking very funny that all of you are joined a lot. The Ford jeep is very nice an should be like a warancy on the snowy road 🙂
    xx
    EVA
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  14. April 4, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    All that sounds so amazing! i really want to go there and do all activities, riding dogs sounds so fun and adventurous! I need to go there with my husband next anniversary!

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  15. April 4, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    That sounds like a fun day! You girls look adorable with your matching outfits! I hope you had fun testing those cars, I would get so scared if I had to do that! The views are spectacular though!

    Aurela XOXO
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  16. April 4, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    This is something my husband would have loved to do! For me, I adore dog sledding! I always make a point to book it when I’m traveling in winter months! I cannot get over the cute pictures of you ladies! How crazy and amazing that you accidentally matched! Loved these post on this Ford event! My husbands looking to purchase a new truck and we’ll be checking out Fords!

    Manda | http:EvocativelyChosen.com

  17. April 4, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Wow the photos look amazing and it sure sounds like a great trip. Love the outfits BTW! Did you plan the outfit ? Love how you are all matching.

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  18. April 4, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    This sounds like such a fantastic trip! How awesome that the driving encouraged you to go for your license again. I can imagine it would be pretty scary driving through all that snow. The dog sledding looks like such an incredible experience

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  19. April 4, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    This trip is one for the books! Your pictures are so beautiful! I always love reading your travel posts! The view is soooo STUNNING! P.s the hotel was gorgeous and the breakfast looks amazing.

    P.s.s. you girls are the cutest!

    Thanks for sharing! XO

  20. April 5, 2017 / 3:27 am

    Such a cool and exhilarating trip and experience! I would be so scared and hanging on to the car handle the whole time while driving on icy road. Though there was snow and rain, the view as just spectacular and grand and you girls looked like you had so much fun. Dog sledding is so cool too, it is truly once in a lifetime experience.

    ~ xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  21. April 5, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Wow, this is quite an adventure indeed! I bet this winter defence driving was rather scary, I personally don’t feel confident to drive when it’s icy outside. But to be honest, it’s definitely worth it, the views are just spectacular!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  22. April 5, 2017 / 8:29 am

    I been looking to have a winter wonderland adventure for so long!! For sure Quebec have always been on my top of my bucket list and after reading and seeing this post I absolutely putting it a priory to go hahaha REALLY love your adventure and looks like you had such a fabulous time.

    xoxo
    Marcy

  23. April 5, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Your adventure just gets better and better! I have always wanted to try driving a race-car or the like. I learned to drive when I was a little older so only now am I feeling the need for speed LOL. Those view are spectacular! And I love your coordinating looks – glad you guys are all bundled – it looks so cold out there!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  24. April 5, 2017 / 11:42 am

    omg if my husband sees this post, he would lose his sh*t haha. He’s been wanting that FORD Raptor for a while and he’d be so jealous of you that you got to drive it for a bit. Also, how awesome is it to take lessons from NASCAR drivers? Wow, and dog sledding also seems so fun. You three girls are the most adorable in your matching outfits. This trip was truly a fairytale come true, in the most beautiful Winterland!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  25. April 5, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Hey Beauty:)
    Hows you?
    Luckyyyy You, Such a nice Adventure and Looks sooo Fun:)
    That Ford Raptor is a Killer, woow:) Lucky you again:)
    The Photos are so Beautiful and Fun:)
    Happy That you had such a Great Time:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Week
    Kisss

  26. April 5, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Wow your trip sounds like an amazing adventure. These photographs are so gorgeous, it truly looks like winter wonderland. It must have been so much fun to test drive the cars. I have never driven in snow before , so I would have loved to attend the class too. You’re all looking so perfect together, love how you coordinated outfits. And the dog sledging sounds super fun, such a wonderful experience :).

    xxx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com/

  27. April 5, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Your trip sounds so fun! What an amazing adventure! Love you you coordinated shoes. I almost got those Sorels for when I went to the snow this past winter. I went for black but such a good choice too 🙂

  28. April 5, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    I’m in love with the snowy landscapes and what a seriously cool and unique experience! I would be scared out of my mind to be honest. I get so much anxiety in the car, and that’s on a normal day. Love your cold weather outfits–you three are SO adorable in your matching shoes, socks, and hats! I really need those Sorel boots!

    xx freshfizzle

  29. April 6, 2017 / 2:17 am

    This trip reminded me of my trip to Alaska 2 years ago. We were driving on icy roads and it was damn scary then but looking back it was one of my favorite trips. We did dog sledging too. Looks l like you had a great time. Keep up the great work on the post
    xo
    Anju
    http://codedressed.com/

  30. April 6, 2017 / 5:44 am

    Oh wow babe those shots were simply stunning
    Really captured the beauty of your location.
    I esp loved the shot of the back of you three girls,perfect composition.
    I would be too scared scared to drive up there ha ha
    Looks like a perfect trip and anyplace place that has a great breakfast spread is a winner in my books
    Xo
    Natalia

  31. AMC
    April 6, 2017 / 5:54 am

    This trip looks absolutely amazing! Omg a breakie like that would top anything right now! Love how you portrayed how gorgeous this place is. You’re photos really did it justice!!

  32. Ana Vukosavljevic
    April 6, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    What a great opportunity!! It looks like you had a lot of fun there. We could definitaley feel the atmosphere, thank you for that!

  33. April 6, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Hi babe,
    By the beautiful photographs, I can tell you had a great adventure and experience with Ford.
    So glad and happy for you, keep it up!
    Best,
    Hadasah

  34. April 7, 2017 / 12:58 am

    Such a fun little getaway! The hotel looks super cozy. And I can’t believe you had nascar drivers drive, ON ICE! Must have been both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Ive mostly been following your trip on IG and it looked like so much fun!

  35. April 7, 2017 / 1:24 am

    That was truly winter wonderland ! You girls look so cute in those big jackets and cute beanies 😉 I love those snowboats too! I’m heading to Iceland myself and I can’t wait to dress like a snow bunny 😉

    Xx
    Jessie

  36. April 7, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Seems like Ford Canada really put you up for a wonderful treat here! And to imagine you have Yukon and Iceland waiting!! I’ve never been to Yukon, but Iceland is amazing and somewhat out of this world. That’s how cool it is. All that Nascar action must have been such an adrenaline kick and then ending the day with the dog sleigh is so sweet (not to mention the dogs being so cute!). I don’t even mind the snow as the whole experience seems so beautiful!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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