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... more
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... more
At Place d'Armes in Old Montreal the statue of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve is located.
Paul was a French military officer and the founder of Montréal. He was born at February 15, 1612 and left from... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
I lived in Montreal from December 2002 until April 2004. It's a very unique city to visit.
A lot of people ask me what it was like to live in. I initially found it difficult to describe but a friend...
I love visiting cities, and Montreal was a great quick get-away from our home in New Jersey, about a 7-hour drive.
This is the view from our hotel window. What an unexpected delight to throw open the...
I visited Montreal on a last minute travel deal. I had always wanted to visit Quebec but had viewed Montreal as its poor substitute. Boy , was I wrong! This is a great french city with tons to do and...