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  • 26. Lachine Canal

    Early French explorers believed that the broad flowing river would eventually lead them to the far east. Hence their name "China" for the treacherous rapids which made the St. Lawrence River...

  • 27. Ile Sainte-Hélène

    In the St. Lawrence River is the Ile St. Helene which was the site of the 1967 Montreal World's fair. The Parc Jean Drapeau encompasses the island. One of the highlights is the tour de Levi. Once a...

  • 28. Place D'Armes

    The Place d'Armes is the old Parade Grounds. Today it is one of the main squares in downtown Montreal. Of course, it is home to the Notre Dame Basilica. The stutue in front of the Basilica honors...

  • 29. Chateau Ramezay

    Historic home and museum of Quebec's French past, the Chateau Ramezay is of interest in all history buffs and those who like to see the past recreated. Inside, a self-guided tours brings guests...

  • 30. Saint Patrick Basilica

    Although this Basilica is not much of a tourist spot, the edifice catches my attention while I was doing my own walking tour within the downtown core. This is the home church frequently visited by...

  • 31. The Planetarium

    The Planetarium Dow in downtown Montreal has been a favorite of children for over 30 years! Come and contemplate the world's skies in the "Star-theater". The Planetarium main piece of equipment is the...

  • 32. Pointe-a-Calierre - Museum of Archeology & History

    Your visit here starts with a 16 minute film that gives an overview of the history of Montreal from the ice age to present day. From there, you head downstairs for a self guided tour through the old...

  • 33. Bon Secours Market

    The Marche BonSecours served as the main market for Montreal, a function it served until 1963. It has served as City Hall (until 1878) The Neo-Classical building was the work of William Footner,...

  • 34. Le Mondial SAQ Fireworks Competition

    Another festival you can experience for FREE in Montreal is the Fireworks festival. It is an international competition so the creativity and quality is second to none. I saw a few performances in...

  • 35. St. Joseph Oratory

    This may look like just another church, but it is more than that. It is a famous place for pilgrims, as it is believed the founder, Brother André, cures those who are ill. At first glance, the steps...

  • 36. Christ Church Cathedral

    Large stories we heard from our guide, about this 19th century church. Problems with structure and steeple weight, sinking soil, and finally the construction of the underground and neighbor tower,...

  • 37. Vieux Port - Old Port

    The old port is located just south of Old Montreal, along the waterway. There is lots to see and do (especially for families). Montreal's science world, shopping, green parks, paddle boats in the...

  • 38. Parc Jean Drapeau

    Our second day in Montreal dawned cloudy and warmer than the previous day. The humidity was also on the rise. We took the Metro to the Parc Jean Drapeau ,on the Ile Ste Helene, in the middle of the St...

  • 39. Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Contemporary Art Museum in Montreal has a formidable collection of modern art. Conveniently located downtown, it shares space with the grounds of the jazz festival. So it's easy to make it to...

  • 40. Gay Village

    The Village runs a distance of nearly two kilometres, making it the largest gay district in North America in terms of scope of the complete area. Formerly a poor working-class neighbourhood, part of...

  • 41. IMAX Theatre

    Of Canadian creators, the Imax 3-D movie theater has been a favorite of all ages, for a very long time; Dating from the late 60's, the ingenious technology counted over 150 permanent theaters in 22...

  • 42. Parc Lafontaine

    Parc Lafontaine is a big park in the Plateau Mont-Royal district. In winter, there isn't much there, but in spring and summer after the snow melts, it's a nice place to relax. It's nice for a walk,...

  • 43. Centre d'Histoire

    This Museum is built on the foundations and excavations of the earliest buildings in Montreal. The experience starts with a mutlimedia presentation on the history of Montreal available in both English...

  • 44. Place Jacques-Cartier

    Place Jacques Cartier is a neat little promenade,,,across from the Hotel de Ville, downward it goes to the port. Great restaurants and you could sit outside on the terrace if the day wasn't too cold....

  • 45. McGill University

    It was free! Located on McGill Uni campus, this very interesting and eclectic museum had free admission. There was a little bit of everything there...unfortunately, I was so tired after crawling up...

  • 46. Little Italy

    This is one of Montreal's most colorful neighborhoods. Italians settled here in large numbers at about the same time that they did in the US. It's full of Italian shops, restaurants, and some...

  • 47. St Patrick Day Parade

    One of the most wonderful parade around. But trust me It will be cold on that day as it usually is here make sure you dress warm for It. In tradition with Ireland. Montreal has been celebrating St...

  • 48. Canada Day

    The first of July marks the birth of Canada's Confederation. Enjoy the day with us and experience the magic that Multiculturalism has bring forth great opportunities for people of different...

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