Yea I just moved here from Montreal last year, and it's quite different. Small city, not much to do, not many hills around except Tremblant I suppose. I'm used to the townships (skiing Jay Peak, Owls Head, Orford, Sutton, Bromont, and whatnot) like every weekend, but Ottawa is still nice. Not too too far from Quebec either, just a longer hike out there. Whatever though, get a bus load of people + beer = a good time, so it's all good.
Keep it real.
If you want the feeling of being high without having to smoke pot, go watch the childrens television show 'Boohbah'.
SKI LIKE HELL ...don't be a sissy
Take it easy,