Travel Blogs from Montreal
... bridge which is supposed to be the second busiest bridge in Canada. Got off the bridge on to St Helene island but could not find anywhere to park. Drove back onto Montreal Island and parked car and walked half way over the first bridge (there are two bridges crossing the St Lawrence River. Nice views of the city lights.
We then took a Wesley driving tour of downtown Montreal which is a very busy place even at 9.00 pm on a Sunday night.
... said no when asked politely gor permission to take photos).
It was dark at 5pm, but the old port is the next destination. There should be this ice skating rink somewhere nearby, hard to find in the cold n slippery path... Past the notre dame we had mass yesterday, then nothing but what seemed to be deserted streets mostly buried under the snow..
Souvenir shops along the way but we seemed to be the only ones walking on ...
... food and show off their trophies and awards that they had won for their food!
After another 3 hour drive the next, and last stop of the day was Montreal. We first went to the Olympic Tower which was built for the 1976 Olympics and then went into town for dinner. Time for another short sleep now before our 5am wake up call to head back over the border to the US ...
... and got checked in and put my stuff away. By this point I was starving so decided to take a walk down to the shops and get something to eat. The pink balls should have given it away,but it took a few guys holding hands in hot pants and a guy on a stall dressed as a flower shouting out in his high pitched voice to realise I had strolled into the gay village! Remembering my survival instincts I secured dinner then left swiftly avoiding all obstacles and men in hot pants ...
... The chalet was constructed in 1932 under the mayoralty of Camillien Houde as a make-work project during the Great Depression. The French Beaux Arts structure was designed by Montreal architect Aristide Beaugrand-Champagne (1876-1950). The building can host various events with room for 300 to 700 patrons. The south side of the building is a bricked courtyard and lookout with a view of Montreal's skyline from Mont-Royal.
Other places to stay in Montreal
Quartier Latin, Montreal | Hotelfrom $61
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal | 3 star hotelfrom $105
- Right at home at Anne Ma Soeur Anne
- Anne still rules,it seems...
- A nice place to stay in Montreal
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal | 2 star hotelfrom $46
Downtown, Montreal | 2 star hotelfrom $57
5905 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Montreal | 2 star hotelfrom $83
Saint-Jacques, Montreal | 1 star hotelfrom $93