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  • 1. Architectural/Culture (Old and New)

    This area of Montreal was known as the Golden Square Mile, for its remarkable concentration of wealth and power, mostly Anglophone. This hall, now part of McGill University, is representative. It was...

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  • 2. Ste-Catherine street

    I found these 3 performers while walking on Ste-Catherine street. Picture 1 is the first musician I noticed. He was playing something looking like Spanish "castañuelas" (but not quite) and hitting...

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  • 3. Mont-Royal

    If your in town on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the summer, you have to go to the tam-tams. It starts in the spring and goes till the fall but the height of the season is in the summer. Take a good...

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  • 4. Old Montreal

    Photo : Walking from Métro Place d'Armes to the Basilique Notre-Dame and Old Montreal. At the blue columns on the right, there's La Popessa, a formula eatery, "Universal Pasta, Fast Cuisine & Healthy...

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  • 5. Basilica/Church

    This superb example of Richardson Romanesque architecture is now one of the pavilions of the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal. It was constructed in 1893-94, and designed by Alexander Cowper Hutchison...

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  • 6. Quartier Latin

    Our B&B was in an area known as the Latin Quarter, apparently known for its interesting houses and for being the traditional centre of French nationalism. So, with those thoughts, I rather expected to...

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  • 7. Little of Everything

    I visit Montreal regularly and our biggest hassle is finding a place to park. The metro is very good and easy to figure out. http://www.montreal.com/tourism/general.html also:...

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  • 8. Language

    Arrêt Or Stop? Why, BOTH Of Course! ;-) Unless you are a long-time resident, the politics of language should be avoided at all costs. Don't even ask - trust me. Montreal is a cosmopolitan city, her...

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  • 9. Laval/South shore/Suburbs

    Montreal can be a jumping off place to other nearby towns and resorts. The Laurentian mountains, north of Montreal, can be reached within an hour or two by car. Skiing in the winter is fabulous at...

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  • 10. Biodôme

    This place shouldn't be confused with the Biosphere! All the exhibits are housed inside the Velodrome (cycling stadium) that was used for the Cycling and Judo events of the 1976 Summer Olympics, and...

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  • 11. Festival

    Jazz is not the only music that is played at this venue. There are many free concerts offered around the downtown area. More than one stage is setup so if you do not like one group you can always go...

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  • 12. Plateau

    I just loved the amazing architecture everywhere, especially in the houses in the Plateau area. Shiny black wrought-iron bannisters on winding staircases on 17th C style buildings with a 4-square foot...

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  • 13. Shopping

    if you're male you must shop, buy clothes and enjoy the exceptional variety of clothes... and especially shoes. go to stoneridge or aldo's stores. big movie theatres with all actual movies. see the...

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  • 14. Botanical garden/Insectarium

    With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks...

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  • 15. Cycling/Rolling

    Visit Montreal by bike!! Montreal is filled with nice parcs, rivers and tons of unseen treasure that you can only explore by bike. Bring your own or rent one and get this guide from Vélo Mag that...

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  • 16. Olympic Village

    Follow the ATHENS 2004 Olympic flame on its global journey reaching Montreal, Quebec, Canada in one of its many stops. Exclusive interview with Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay for VTers. Video...

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  • 17. Outremont

    My favourite neighborhood in Montreal is Outremont. It is mainly residential, with beautiful streets and cute small buildings right next to each other. Most of them have that natural yet beautiful...

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  • 18. Winter

    The Ice Storm!!!! Talk to anybody in Montréal about the Ice Storm and they'll have an anecdote to tell. I personally had a ball. I camped out at a couple of my friends' places and volunteered with the...

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  • 19. Nightlife

    The easiest way to avoid paying cover charges to get into clubs is to get on the guestlist. Call ahead or visit www.clubzone.com. Search for the club and request to get on their guestlist. They'll...

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  • 21. Museum Pass

    If you plan on visiting many of the attractions Montreal has to offer, a museum pass can save a lot of money. It costs $45 CD and gives access to most museums...

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  • 22. Tugboat Daniel McAllister

    The historic tugboat Daniel McAllister is "parked" down by the Lachine Canal in the old port of Montreal, currently undergoing a restoration that will bring it...

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  • 23. Pioneer's Obelisk in Old Montreal

    Historic monument which honors the 1642 founding of "Ville Marie" near this spot. "Ville Marie" was the community that ultimately became Montreal. The memorial...

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  • 24. Public Art - Georges-Etienne Cartier Monument

    The Georges-Etienne Cartier Monument is at the eastern entrance to the Mont Royal park, right on the edge of the neighborhood known as "the plateau." It...

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  • 25. Public Art - Bishop Bourget Monument

    Igance Bourget (1799-1885) served as Bishop of Montreal during a very crucial time of transitiion, from the era of the Durham Report into Confederation. He was...

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