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What to Visit When in Montreal Part 1: World Trade Center Montreal

Montreal World Trade Center also known as Centre de Commerce mondial de Montréal), is a mix of both offices and a hotel located in the Old Port of Montreal, an area called the international quarter.

The place itself is beautiful, and I always tend to bring my friends who are visiting for a walk and a look around.

What makes this place special?

  1. History,  the place was built in the early 90s, yet the items on display inside go way back.

There is a piece of the Berlin wall on display, which I find a beautiful reminder, especially for our younger generation.

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There is also a fountain by French architect and sculptor Dieudonné-Barthélemy Guibal.

2. The architecture of the building

The whole area looks like two buildings have been put together, in the most intelligent and artistic way possible.

The ceiling is a transparent glass ceiling.

There is a mesh of stairways along the way that adds this modern effect, while keeping it simple.

3. The open space

In the open space through the building, there is a reflecting pool, coffee shops, boutiques and other services.

Here is how it looks:

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This is some panoramic footage taken June 2017.

If you are interested in discovering more history around Montreal. You might want to check the historic Fort de Chambly. 

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A Beach and National Park Close To Montreal | Mont Orford National Park

Mont-Orford National Park  is a park in Orford, Quebec, Canada.

Encompassing Several Mountain Peaks, the Park is located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

The park has a lot of hikes, and above all a beach.

The view from the top of the hill is exceptional, and worth the hike.

Check below for the location and some photos.

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Bike Trip To Fort De Chambly | Bike Trip out Of Montreal

Discovering a Historical Site Close To Montreal

Montreal is one of the oldest cities in North America. As it is now celebrating its 375th anniversary, it makes it even more interesting to learn about its history.

30 kilometers southeast of Montreal, lies the historic Fort Chambly.

The fort was strategically built back in 1665, in order to protect travelers on the river from the Iroquois. The Iroquois were a powerful northeast Native American confederacy.

This is a great visit for all ages.  I saw as many kids as senior people enjoying Fort Chambly. As much as I love the historical aspect of the fort, what I enjoyed most was bike riding there. It takes only two hours to reach the fort and two hours to head back. It is a clear bike path with lots of greenery.

See below for the map, location and some pictures.

 

 

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If you are looking for a park to hike close to Montreal, and not far from Fort Chambly, consider Mont Saint Bruno.

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La Mauricie National Park Photos | Hiking in Maurice National Park, Quebec

Park National de Maurice

Located in the lower  Laurentian mountains, the national park of Maurice covers 536 km2  in the southern . The park contains a lot of lakes and many ponds.

There is a lot of wildlife in the park, from bears,  wild birds, moose, and dear.

There is a lot of thinks to do in the park from hiking, biking, canoeing, and camping.

The best routes to hike are:

  1. 15
  2. 13
  3. 14
  4. Cascade

Check the pictures below:

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MONTREAL BIKE TRAILS | 87 KMs Along the Water, Canals & Rivers

Bike Ride ideas in Montreal

Montreal is full of beautiful bike paths, which we can enjoy every day.  Yet if you have a couple of hours and you are planning to spend a good part of your day biking, you might want to check this bike route out.

87 KMs of Nature, and Along the water route.

It covers most of the south western part of Montreal (La chine, Verdun and La Salle) as well as the south shore of the city, all while staying along side the water.

The Route starts in the  Old Port of Montreal going through the following spots in order.

  1.  At water Market (Through the La chine canal)
  2.  To the Open Air Museum of La chine (AKA Rene-Levesque Park)
  3. Going through the Boulevard la-Salle all around the La Salle Area/Verdun.
  4. Then to park Parc de la Cite-du-Havre, which gives a great panoramic view of the Montreal, Jacques Cartier Bridge and the River.
  5. Then To Jean Drapeau Island and the Montreal Bio-Sphere.
  6. Then the Circuit Gilles Villneauve Island.
  7. All the way through the path on the water to Récré-O-Parc
  8. Then back through the south shore to Jacques Cartier Bridge

Here are some Picture of what you can expect to see on this ride.

Enjoy!

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You can also check other bike paths that might interest you.