The Ritz Carlton – Montreal’s Historic Hotel – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Artwork by Lily Goldman The Ritz Carlton – Montréal’s Historic Hotel One of Canada’s most elegant, charming and oldest hotels is the Ritz Carlton, located on the corner of Rue Sherbrooke Ouest and rue Drummond. The hotel opened its doors on New Year’s Eve in the year 1912 and, according to a description appearing in […]

Ulysses Travel Guides – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Ulysses Travel Guides Montréal 2001 is a comprehensive softbound guidebook concerning the largest French-speaking city in North America, Montréal. The authors, Francois Rémillard (Exploring) and Benoit Prieur (Portrait) have done a masterful job of writing a succinct guide that appeals to the traveller, tourist and even the locals. The book divides itself into eight sections […]

Lachine, the Historic Village of Montreal – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Artwork by Lily Goldman Lachine, the Historic Village of Montréal May 17th, 2002 will mark the date when there will be the reopening of Lachine Canal. The Canal was closed in 1970 and since 1997 the Federal and Municipal Governments have poured in millions of dollars in order to revitalize this famous landmark into a […]

Montreal For Kids – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Artwork by Lily Goldman How often have parents found themselves in a quandary travelling with children? Mommy, I’m bored! There’s nothing to do in Montréal and why was I dragged here against my will? I would rather be home playing with my friends or hanging out with my boyfriend. As a parent of three children […]

Hiking in Montreal and Greater Quebec – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Artwork by Lily Goldman Hiking in Montréal and Greater Québec The Province of Québec as well as the City of Montreal has some of the most beautiful and awesome hiking trails in North America. If you are planning a trip to French Canada, be it Montréal or the rest of the Province of Québec, you […]

Montreal’s Bagels – Are They the Best in the World? – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Artwork by Lily Goldman Montréal’s Bagels – Are they the Best in the World? According to native Montrealers their bagels are the best in the world! In fact, many a former Montrealer when returning on a visit to the city will invariably visit St-Viateur Bagel located at 263 St. Viateur in order to stock up […]

Montreal’s Eighth Wonder of the World – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Montréal’s Eighth Wonder of the World If you ever wondered what it is like to cross a bridge that was originally built for trains you must venture across the Victoria Bridge…and firmly hold onto your steering wheel! The Victoria Bridge, which is considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the world, is located […]

Exploring Monreal’s Foot and Bike Paths – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Exploring Montréal’s Foot and Bike Paths One of the beauties of Montréal is its wide choice of foot and bike paths that are easily accessible by public transportation or within short driving distances from anywhere on the Island. Ulysses Travel Guides has published two very informative publications pertaining to walking and biking in and around […]

Eating Cheaply in Montreal – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Eating Cheaply in Montréal Due to the multi-ethnic makeup of Montreal there exists a wide variety of restaurants in all different sizes and prices ranges. I recently came across an excellent softbound book entitled “Cheap Thrills” which describes great Montreal meals under $10. The book is published by Véhicule Press and was written by Simon […]

Montréal and Charles Dickens

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It is always fascinating to discover the many famous and illustrious individuals who have had some connection with the City of Montréal and what their impressions were of “La Belle Ville.” One famous author who traveled to Montréal and passed some time in this great city was Charles Dickens. In Dicken’s publication, American Notes, written […]