Montreal travel guide; things to do in Montreal Canada | Montreal tourism (Quebec) attractions


Oh hi, I didn’t even see you there. Welcome back to another episode of Traveling
with Krushworth I’m in Montreal, Quebec Canada and I’m
sitting down to a wonderful special dish of poutine. It is fantastic, but before I’ll show you the sites I’ve got to finish all this food. Follow me as your travel guide to Montreal’s
historic downtown And immerse yourself in a thriving
arts and culture destination With top attractions all travellers can enjoy. 2017 marks the 375th anniversary
since the city’s Founding as part of New France. Canada is also honouring 150
years since the nation Became a country in 1867. Walk the city’s time tested
cobblestone streets, Sit for a while in public squares place Jacques
Cartier or Place D’Arms or reflect upon the visitors
arriving At the old port over the centuries. A city of churches, truly
unique architecture and Cultures and food from nations’ people
worldwide, Montreal Offers a kaleidoscope blend for visitors no
matter the season. Once the tallest building in the British Empire, The former Royal Bank of Canada headquarters
at 360 St. Jacques, Known for its grandeur, was a banking landmark
in Montreal for 82 years. It’s hard not to be enthralled at the
cathedral ceilings And the opulent decor. Part of the building, once one Of the city’s first “skyscrapers”, is
now cafe and coworking space Crew Collective. The bank opened in 1928,
moved headquarters in 1962 And all operations ended in 2010. Today, guests once again Enjoy the building, which sat empty
until recently. Gaze upon the wartime memorial for employees
who served from the bank. It’s easy to find yourself getting lost
in the details Carvings and stunning architecture
around you. It’s been 482 years since Jacques Cartier
was led Down the St. Lawrence River in 1535 by the Iroquois First Nations to village Hochelaga on the Slopes of a mountain he called Mont Royal. A protected place of gathering estimated to
be in use for centuries, Cartier was quoted saying “one can see a
long distance” from The peak of the mountain, later the city’s
namesake. Today, the mountain is at Montreal’s heart
and offers Visitors a stunning view of a dynamic city. It’s also a place To exercise, relax, and enjoy nature away
from the din of the modern city. It was a long trip, but I climbed Mont Royal And after that, I needed some food You know what I mean. You go for a climb and then And then you get a good hunger on Well, I found the place to go.
It’s Schwartz’s Deli This is where you get the Montreal smoked meat sandwich And it’s wonderful. It’s huge, I have it on my plate here So I’m about to tuck in. See you later. Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal watches over
present day Notre Dame street, but the site has long had
religious importance, With the oldest church completed in the late
17th century. The present day church was dedicated in 1829,
and was Converted to a minor basilica in 1982 by Pope
John Paul II. For Montrealers, it’s a source of history,
awe inspiring beauty and deep pride. Venture underground at the Pointe-a-Calliere
Museum to The Ville-Marie archeological site where Montreal
was born. Reflect upon that early community’s 1643
Catholic graveyard. Ville-Marie was founded on a point of land
between The Saint Lawrence River and a small tributary
in 1642, and It quickly became equally as known by the
name Montreal. The early colony, founded by Paul de Chomedey
de Maisonneuve And Jeanne Mance, expanded
around the fur trade, Which was Montreal’s early economic driver. One of the most important occurrences at the
Ville-Marie/Montreal Site was the signing of the Great
Peace of 1701. Constructed in 1705 as a lavish home for the
then governor of New France, Claude de Ramezay, Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Reflects a turbulent period in Canadian history. The home saw many inhabitants,
including the British, After French Quebec’s fall, and the Americans
who initially Tried to convince French Canadians to rebel
against the English. The chateau reflects a difficult North
American chapter, And Quebec’s entrance into the War of Independence. George Washington himself ordered attacks
on Montreal and Quebec in 1775. American leaders made the Chateau Ramezay
the campaign headquarters After Montreal’s capture and governor Carleton’s
retreat to Quebec City in November of that year. Benjamin Franklin, a journalist, inventor
and politician from the Continental Congress, Visited military leaders at the mansion. Quebec City
Was under siege by patriots in December 1775. Two fronts were defeated, one halted by
French and English militia in Quebec City’s lower town. British reinforcements came May 1776, and the chateau was in Carleton’s
hands again by June. The Chateau Ramezay has been a Montreal museum
since 1895. Its portrait gallery, including founders Cartier
and Champlain, And its garden make it a must visit tourism attraction. As Montreal’s oldest post-secondary institution,
McGill University began in 1821, But it started when James McGill’s will
unveiled a Bequest that altered the educational landscape. The Scotsman, who immigrated to North America,
was a Fur-trader in the burgeoning 18th century
economy and a politician later in life. He also led Montreal’s defence in the War
of 1812 as part of the city’s militia. The Redpath Museum, which has welcomed guests
for 135 years, Is known for its collection including extinct
animals like The dodo bird, vertebrate fossils and Egyptian
artifacts. Don’t miss the stunning dinosaur skeletons
in the main hall, And the ancient mummies. To this day, this Montreal museum Remains one of the most surprising tourism
finds in the city. I started in the Plateau neighbourhood, A hotbed for trendy shops; street art and
world cultures, but Soon wandered into Mile-End to find one of the
city’s famed sesame bagels. The Atwater Market is a vibrant destination
for Montrealers and visitors alike. A place to get flowers, fruit, vegetables,
meats, cheeses And other items, this location truly reflects the city’s food culture. Thank you for watching this Montreal episode
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