Vacation in Montreal Canada
Spots To Visit in Montreal
- Posted by Mark on 10/8/2008 3:04:01 AM
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Montreal is a city in Canada with a lot of notable tourist spots to check out. What are these tourist spots? Find out about them by reading through this informative virtual tour guide that will walk you through some of them.
Do you want to visit Montreal, Canada? Have you gotten your itinerary ready? If not, don’t fret. With so many places to visit in the city that it is understandably difficult to make a choice. Through this virtual tour guide, we hope to help you get that needed itinerary set for your trip to Montreal.
Do you want to visit Montreal, Canada? Have you gotten your itinerary ready? If not, don’t fret. With so many places to visit in the city it is understandably difficult to make a choice. Through this virtual tour guide, we hope to help you get that needed itinerary set for your trip to Montreal.
First on our list is the renowned Montreal Casino. You won’t find any other of its kind in the city, because it happens to be the lone casino in Montreal. It has its own island. It is fairly large, with over 3200 slot machines and 120 tables for card games. Plus, it gives VIPs complimentary chips. For the non-gambler there are restaurants in which you can enjoy fine dining and shows that are open to all. From time to time, there are events held at the Casino like boxing matches and the Grand Prix during the summer. The Casino is open 24 hours.
Next, we have the beautiful Jardin Botanique de Montreal or the Montreal Botanical Garden. In here you can find up to 22,000 species of plants spread out in over 10 exhibition greenhouses and over 30 thematic gardens which include Chinese and Japanese gardens, and a French garden, among others. No matter what season you decide to visit, the Garden will always be captivating for its colorful displays of seasonal plants and beautifully landscaped gardens. Currently, the garden is open from 9 am to 9 pm but on November 31, 2008 until May 14, 2009 it will be open from 9 am until 5 pm. The Garden is closed on Mondays. Discounted admission packages are available for group tours.
The third spot in our list is St. Helen’s Island. Once a depot of British troops deployed in North America, the entire fort and island has been converted into the Stewart Museum. In here you can find buildings that have been built from 1820 until 1824. Most of these buildings are now housing exhibits by the Museum which include the David M. Steward library that can be visited in the Arsenal building. The building that served as the large powder magazine – once the most important magazine west of Quebec – now serves as venues for receptions and business conferences.