Montreal Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Laurentides

    Laurentides seem to be the favorite destination for winter sports. We were there in summer, rainning, and couldn't get much more than the look of the natural beauty of the sights, and… mosquitoes....

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  • 2. Basilica/Church

    I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this cathedral, especially if you've already visited the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame but if you happen to be in the area, it's worth a stop. The Cathedral...

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  • 3. Mont-Royal

    On the mount royal, Mon-royal park is one of the best parks in Montreal, actually the name of Montreal drives from Mont-royal, it is just 5 minutes from the downtown but once inside you totally forget...

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  • 4. Museum

    This museum is dedicated to what is found under Montreal. In other words it features exhibits of archaeological relics and artifacts that have been found beneath Montreal since Pre-Columbian times. If...

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  • 5. Old Montreal

    Place Jacques Cartier Is the place to be In the summertime It Is one of the busiest places In Old Montreal as crowds gather to watch street performers and the end of performance just drop some cash in...

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  • 6. Plateau

    This striking all glass office tower is perhaps best known for the light-hearted sculpture at its base on McGill College Avenue: Raymond Mason's 'The Illuminated Crowd. This is a creepy but nice...

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  • 7. Really off

    About 115 buildings are connected by pedestrian passageways; for a total lengh of 31km. Every public building include at least a work of art. Montreal has been declared a Unesco city of design in...

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  • 8. Parc-Safari

    This place may have seemed like a good idea in the 60's but driving your car through a park with bewildered wild animals seems cruel and anachronistic. Perhaps the whole idea is bad. A safari parc in...

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  • 9. Atwater Market

    Montreal has many public markets, like Atwater, Maisonneuve or Jean-talon .. I like especially Jean-talon market, it is full of ambiance, the atmosphere is very good, farmers come here to sell their...

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  • 10. Faubourg Ste-Catherine

    Faubourg Sainte Catherine - 1616 rue Sainte Catherine Ouest - Metro : Guy - Concordia . Open : 9AM to 9:30PM. Mainly for food and restaurants. There is a large network of underground passages to...

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  • 11. Cemetary

    Located at 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Québec H2V 2P9. On a hot day like the day we visited, the hike up to the cemetery gave us a work out. We entered through the rear entrance as this was...

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  • 12. Botanical garden/Insectarium

    The Magic of Lanterns, at the Chinese Garden of the Montréal Botanical Garden , is an event that I always like to roam around in. As many other Montrealers, who also come here to admire the lanterns...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Parc Lafontaine

    Parc Lafontaine is a large neighbourhood park located near between Rue Sherbrooke and trendy Avenue Du Mont-Royal. It's very much a multi-use area with facilities for most every activity. I find it...

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  • 15. Eastern Township

    If you're looking to get away from the big city, you might enjoy a short trip to the Eastern Townships (Cantons de l'Est), close to the American border. There are many charming little villages in that...

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  • 16. Fort Chambly

    Often time my quest for great beer bring me to great places as well and Chambly was no exception. I went to visit Fouquet Fourchette, Unibroue's brewery tap and restaurant and found the town charming...

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  • 17. Le Village

    Honey, is that really Madonna? Mado, Mado....je vous aime! For a real treat...head over to Cabaret Mado and enjoy a drag show. Mado Lamotte, a local journalist, drag queen, clown and personality...

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  • 18. Oratory

    The oratory is that big dome looking thing you see on the mountain. It's a really cool looking place and if you like architecture and/or God stuff, then check it out. The stairs that go up to...

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  • 19. Toward Québec

    It is not in Montreal but about 40 minutes away. We travelled from Quebec to Montreal and just left the highway somewhere to find a motel. We stopped at Berthierville, never heard of it before. In our...

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  • 20. St-Viateur Bagel

    There are 2 well-known bagel factories in Montreal - Fairmount and St. Viateur. Both are in the Mile End district, within a short walking distance of each other. There, you can buy bagels while...

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  • 21. Afternoon Tea at the St. James Hotel

    We had no plans to have high tea on this trip but a group of the conference spouses suggested it and since I had never experience high tea, why not?! Let me...

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  • 22. Salon Moov - Catvertising and Zootherapy

    Salon Moov is a small, locally-owned hair salon on Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal. It normally wouldn't be that noticeable as there are many...

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  • 23. Avenue Bernard in Outremont

    Main Photo: the old Théâtre Outremont, an Art Deco National Historic Site built on Avenue Bernard in the late Twenties.Outremont is a residential borough...

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  • 24. Artistic surprises

    You walk in a modern avenue, surrounded by huge buildings with their impersonal shapes, and suddenly, close to you, without a legend or explanation, art comes...

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  • 25. Place du Canada & Dorchester Square

    These 2 small squares back to back are next to the Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde and contain some pretty fantastic monuments. Leave it to the French to...

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