Île Sainte-Hélène / Île Notre-Dame, Montréal
There are two islands in the St Lawrence: Sainte-Hélène, which is named after the wife of Samuel Champlain, and Notre-Dame which is artificial. Both have several features worth seeing.The two islands were the site of Expo '67, the theme of which was "Terre des Hommes" (Man and his World). Many of the national pavilions, in varying states of repair, still remain to give a flavor of the 1967 world fair, its architecture and the progressive spirit that marked the Sixties.The Geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller which was once the American pavilion is now open to the elements and serving as an eco-center.
Address: 160, Chemin Tour-de-l'Isle, Ste-Hélène Island, Montreal, QU H3C4G8, Canada
L'Homme is a monumental work by Alexander Calder, created for Expo, is 22 m (72 ft) high and weighs 60 tons. It symbolizes Man's vigor, strength and progress.
Of historical interest is a visit to the Stewart Museum, housed in an arsenal built by the British in 1820 on the Ile Sainte-Hélène. A collection of firearms, maps, navigational instruments, etc are exhibited. In the summer uniformed soldiers recreate the military drill of the 18th c.The model displaying the fortifications of Montreal has been fully restored and features interactive technology combined with historical analysis and illustrations from the Stewart Museum collection.
Address: Station A, Box 1200, Montreal, QU H3C2Y9, Canada
La Ronde Amusement Park
Address: 22, chemin Macdonald, Montreal, QU H3C6A3, Canada
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