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... see it was open. Entrance was $10.
I told the guy "regardez wiki travel montreal. Il dit il est fermee pour l'hiver" (check wiki travel, it says its closed for winter).
... but you can sink your feet into the sand or sun bake under one of the colourful umbrellas facing the Marina. We were surprised to learn that part of the river freezes in winter and is used as a ice skating rink.
It was quite a warm day so we decided we should stop at Jardin Nelson, in place Jacques-Cartier for some refreshments. Very cute restaurant/bar.
By this point it was time to go back to the hotel to collect David's luggage ...
... told to line up in the baggage drop line. The line was long and people were trying to butt in, but I yelled at them. The line moved very slowly, because people were using it as a check in line. They had to pull us out of the line so that we could go through security to make our flight, this will become somewhat humourous a little later. We made it through security and we headed to ...
... Montreal happily reinforced our faith in poutine so much we had it twice.
Our first ‘proper’ Poutine was at the lovely Mache café on Rue St Denis restoring us after a traipse around old the old town and port. We carefully explained our misgivings and previous negative experience to a very nice waiter who insisted we gave it another go. Happily we did.
This poutine was served with quite a sweet gravy and spicy sausage ...
... to Calgary was uneventful, apart from seeming to drag, and the toddler in the seat over the aisle who screamed most of the way, occasionally setting off the baby in front of him. That was the only thing that had been missing from the trials of the last couple of days, so now I could tick that box as well...! We landed just after 11pm, and I raced around to the connecting gate, to find to my relief that the flight had also been delayed, until 12:30am, because West Jet ...