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    Adventure game for the family..

    by irishgalmtl Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    The Labyrinthe. In a maze like adventure game for the family. You are insearch for clues once found all clues your game has ended the fun is to find them all. Every year they have a different themes and arrangement. I have gone for the past couple of years and love it . It is great fun an indoor adventure. The isles are alittle dark if it pleases you to bring a flash light you could I never do. Only one problem with it is not wheelchair accessible. It Is Opened from around May to November they also have halloween specials. And usually opend on official holidays. It is best to check there schedule...

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    Bus ride that goes into the water..

    by irishgalmtl Written Oct 3, 2006

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    The Amphi-bus is like no other it drives a little around Old montreal and into the water..If you decide to do this bring your camera for you will want to take pictures. Alittle on the expesive side but nothing like it down on the port you also can go on the night of the fireworks and see them from the water. I have gone on it with friends.

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    See Old Montreal by foot,

    by irishgalmtl Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    See Old Montreal by foot. You always get to see more by foot than by car. This tour guide will walk with you to show you Bonsecours Market, Champ-de-Mars, City Hall, St Paul Street, Notre-Dame Street and Saint-jacques Street, Notre-Dame Basilica, The Cours Le Roycer, Place D'Armes and Place Jacques-Cartier. Usually Runs from about June to October. They have day and evening tours. Please check with them for time, prices and meeting spot.

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    Take a ride on the water

    by irishgalmtl Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    The Bateau-mouche (fly-boat) looks like no other cruise boat. It offers day and night tours, gourmet meal (parisan-style) live music preforming romantic french music, upperdeck has a vip lounge and outdoor terrace. The dinner cruise start at 7pm. The daily cruises are a little cheaper as it is a little pricy. The day trips are around 1h and a half. Evening cruises are 3h and a half. Evening dinner cruises require reservations. Run mid-May to mid-October. Please check departures and pricing.

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    Strolling along the path..for a nice walk...

    by irishgalmtl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are many things to be done as its a bike path many people also rollerblade, the canal has aslo opened to boats although i'm not sure of the size of boat to pass the locks one would have to check..
    I have rented a boat for a few hours, and been out on the canal.
    Summer time is the biggest time on the Canal althought I like the fall as the leaves change color..

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    Cross water from Old Montreal

    by irishgalmtl Written Oct 7, 2006

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    The Shuttles (Nuavettes) leave Old Montreal and go across the river to Jean-Drapeau park. A good way to spend the day rollerblading, biking or just strolling. You could spend the day at Jean-Drapeau park. Also a great to take pictures of Montreal from Shuttle. And the prices are fair. It run between May 20th and October 9th or somewhere around that time.

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    Rock climing

    by irishgalmtl Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    In door rock climing. Great fun for the family. (you need a partner to spot you. ( hold your rope) So if your into a good little workout this is for you. I'ts a little pricey but a blast. New meaning to climbing the walls. I'ts unlike all the other workout's. I just love it. reservations/appointments 24 hours or more in advance.

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    Montreal International Merengue Festival

    by nickyte Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    Every year the Montreal's Latin Americans congregate in this big and colorful event of rhythms and pulsating beat. This 8th International Merengue Festival ( the rhythm is gonna get ya! ) was a great success with crowds of 20,000. The first night, Jose Alberto El Canario and his band from New York delight the public with their great performance and for the second evening from the Dominican Republic the well known Hector Acosta El Torrito explode with performance followed by rambunctious cheers from the crowd. The rioutous blur and excitement from the watchers were so loud, it is unbelievable such a sea of adulation very much felt from across the audience.

    How do the performers feel about it? To describe it more succinctly, we have both interviews with Jose Alberto El Canario and Hector Acosta El Torrito for you.

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    St. Catherine's Street

    by jamiesno Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Like every city there are certain main streets and places to be. I am sure Montreal has many others but for me St. Catherine street was one of the most happening places in the city.

    There was a lot of shopping, a lot of great places to eat and a lot of entertainment.

    The street is long but take your time and explore around. If you are staying downtown most everything you are going to want will be on this street!

    Enjoy Montreal!

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    Old Town Montreal

    by jamiesno Written Oct 27, 2004

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    Old Montreal is one of the main attraction in Montreal, some might find it too "touristy" but it is definitely worth seeing for its narrow streets, old stone building ranging from the 17th century to the 20th century. There are also lot's of family activities in the old port.

    Many people compare this to the european cities which is a nice timeout right in Canada.

    It even has its own web site so I provided that as well :-) You can do a neat online tour at that site.

    In this picture is the Maissonneuve Monument it honors Chomedey de Maissoneuve (1612-1676), founding father of Montreal. Sculpted by Louis-Philippe Hebert, it was unveiled in 1895 and stands in Place d'Armes, across the street from Notre Dame.

    It stands right in front of the Notre Dame Bascillica.

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    Montreal Dominican Parade

    by nickyte Updated Sep 6, 2004

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    The Dominican Parade graces the streets of Montreal along Rachel Street during the middle of August. You will witness the colorful costumes as the Latinos gyrate to the tune of Merengue. Montreal is magically transformed as La Tierra del Merengue by the community of the Dominicanos here in this city. This year's festivities will be capped by the performance of Oro Solido which will guarantee you a seat to an out-of-this-world musical entertainment.

    Most tourists will find the Dominican Parade in Montreal just as captivating as the original one in the island with the participation of the Quebec citizens. The food, the musica and costumes just literally let you fly. This video clip will prove to you that the Merengue party is a sight to behold not only in Dominican Rep but also in Canada. Be there at the start of the parade along Lafontaine Park winding its way to Rachel near the Mt. Royal east side.

    Don't miss our interview with the Oro Solido.

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    Montreal Gay Pride Parade

    by nickyte Written Aug 3, 2004

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    It is no longer just a parade for the gay community. The Montreal Divers/Cite Pride Week becomes not only a celebration of gay causes, but a melting pot of various sexualities, be it gay, bi-sexual, metro or hetero sexuals and other whatchamacallits. "People just wanna have fun" as Madonna puts it. The people in attendance will witness spectacular outpouring of emotions, the "let it out" type that have been hibernating from the hearts and minds of those who are supposedly in the closet. "It's time to call it a day, let's celebrate" will be the maxims of all joining the parade. It is the power of love that gives buoyancy to this kind of festivities. If there are people power, flower power, the power that be in this celebration are the people who simply want to show that LOVE is the tie that binds. The minute of silence is slated at 1:30 p.m.

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    Montreal Ukrainian Festival

    by nickyte Written Sep 15, 2004

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    The annual Montreal Ukrainian Festival this year is running strong and growing on its 5th edition. Ukrainian entertainers as usual gave live performances on stage. The Ukrainian Market Place is ever present and serves as the melting pot of all savoir faire from the arts, crafts, music and souvenirs. For the food connoisseurs there were Ukrainian Food Concessions and picnic area. You can sample the delicacies and drinks at the Belle Gueule Kazak Beer Garden & Hutsulka Bar.

    The Ukrainian heritage is the selling point of this festival and Montrealers should take this opportunity to learn and sample the culture. It has attracted over 7,500 attendees according to the organizers.

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    Carifiesta Carnival in Montreal

    by nickyte Written Jul 4, 2004

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    The pomp and pageantry of floats, costumes and pulsating music unfolded along Montreal streets for the annual Caribbean parade.
    Thousands lined up the streets and danced to the tune of calypso, reggae and meringue.

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    Montreal Brazilian Festival

    by nickyte Written Jul 4, 2004

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    Come on over and enjoy the bossa nova rhythm of the Rio Carnival along the streets of Montreal. The world famous carnival is focused in various street parties at Crescent street, the stalwart of the hip hop and bar hopping crowds of Montreal.
    Join us on our street terraces adorned in. There are live shows considered the wildest street party in Montreal during the summer time. The Latin rhythm comes alive among the rowdiest crowd visiting Montreal. Various dancers create the perfect party audience combined with the French la joie de vivre atmosphere.
    The Brazilian voyage in the heart of the French quarter in Montreal has live shows, DJ every day, and the famous Brazilian menu is available in various restaurants belonging to the Crescent street Merchants Association.

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    Duration: 3 m 05 s

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