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 […]

Quebec Winter Carnival Creates Unparalleled Warmth in the Dead of Winter – Quebec City, Canada

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Neilia Sherman had never seen such happy looking p

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 […]

Visiting the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec City – Quebec, Canada

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Chris Card Fuller found the real adventure of Queb

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 […]

Maison Papineau: Louis-Joseph Papineau

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One of the great French Canadian nationalists was Louis-Joseph Papineau who was born in Montréal on the 7th of October, 1786 and died on the 25th of September, 1871 at the age of 85. It is interesting to read a letter written by his son, Louis J.A. Papineau, dated the 10th of May, 1894 to […]

Maison George Étienne Cartier

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Maison George Étienne Cartier One of the “must see” sites in Montréal is Maison George Étienne Cartier. The property located at 458-460 rue Notre Dame Est is today considered a National Historic Site in memory of George Étienne Cartier. This building also gives us an idea of how life was enjoyed by the “bourgeois” class […]

Montréal, the Americans and Benjamin Franklin

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I don’t think many of us “cyberspace folk” realize that the forces of the American Revolution invaded Canada in 1775 when the British were in control. On a Sunday November 12th, 1775 the Americans, under the leadership of Major General Richard Montgomery landed on the Island of Montreal. Four delegates were chosen to represent the […]