Montreal International Jazz Festival
The Montreal International Jazz Festival is held in late June and early July and attracts visitors from all over the world. The festival brings in some of the biggest names in jazz music for this huge event. If you are planning on attending or visiting Montreal during the International Jazz Festival be sure to book accommodation well in advance as this event draws large crowds.
Aéroports de Montréal encompasses two separate airports operated under the same management body. The two airports are Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal-Dorval International Airport) and Montréal-Mirabel Airport.Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal-Dorval International Airport) is a twenty five minute drive from downtown Montréal, while Montréal-Mirabel Airport is approximately a 40 minute drive from downtown Montréal.
Parc-Nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation
The Parc-Nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation lies on the Rivière des Prairies and features a few historical sites and a beautiful natural area. Some of the historical attractions include the remnants of the des Moulins site the Maison du Pressoir and the Maison du Meunier.The park is also well known by bird watchers and offers a number of nature trails.
Jean Talon Market
The Jean Talon Market is one of the public markets in Montreal. Located in a wearhouse style building the market features vendors selling fruits and vegetables, flowers, meats, fish, cheese, baked goods, and specialy foods. There are also restaurants and cafés on site.
Labyrinthe Du Hangar 16
The Labyrinthe Du Hangar 16 is a fun family outing. It takes about an hour and a half to walk through the labyrinth which is filled with obstacles. Kids must be able to walk and strollers are not allowed.The Labyrinthe Du Hangar 16 is open from spring until fall but closes during the winter months.
Saute Moutons (Lachine Rapids Jet Boating)
Saute Moutons jet boats take visitors on an exciting trip through the Lachine Rapids at Montreal. These high powered boats carry up to 50 passengers and offer a very wet and wild ride. Tours run from spring through until fall departing at various time and lasting one hour.
VIA Rail Journeys
Although the railway plays an ever diminishing role in passenger transport, Canada's vast territory can still be "experienced" by rail. The network used by VIA Rail extends from Halifax on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, to Vancouver and Prince Rupert on the Pacific coast of British Columbia. 14,000 km (8700 mi.) of track link more then 400 cities, towns and smaller communities.Forming the backbone of the Canadian rail network are the transcontinental lines of the privately owned Canadian Pacific (CP) and state owned Canadian National (CN), on which the operating company VIA Rail now run their transcontinental expresses.The train journey across the continent, from the tidal Atlantic coast, via the great cities of the St Lawrence lowlands and raw landscape of the Canadian Shield, to the wide-open spaces of the prairies and mountain ranges of the Cordilleras, is one of the most fantastic in the world.Crossing Canada by train needs careful planning however. There is not the flexibility offered by coach companies operating transcontinental services. Rail services being more restricted, reservations must be made and a rail pass is of less obvious value. A further disadvantage is that some exceptionally beautiful countryside is crossed at night, a big disappointment in the case of the Cordilleras in particular.
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