March 09, 2017
Nothing beats strolling around a city and learning through its architecture. Most cities history shadows threw its buildings and its people and Montreal isn’t an exception to that. Discover events and famous people who’ve influenced Montreal to become the city it is today.
Founded in 1642 by Paul Chomedey of Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance, Montreal became a great and diverse city threw out many events.
Les Suites Labelle is situated in the middle of this city. Here are many places that deserve to be known and visited on your first or 5th visit of Montreal and all of which are walking distance from your affordable hotel.
Pointe-à-Callière MuseumThe Ville-Marie Fort will be inaugurated on May 17th at the new Quebecor building of the museum. This emplacement was the founding lot of the city.
is the only great archaeology museum in Canada. Before its grand opening in 1992, no one knew about this point as the first destination of the colonists. In this museum you can see expositions and avant-garde projects that will teach you all that you’ve got to know about this city’s history.
This street was an old dirt road up until 1760s. It now holds an 11-kilometre street of boutiques, restaurants, concert halls and more. Even though no one agrees on the origin of its name, Sainte-Catherine’s street is a shopping and entertainment paradise with its 1 200 opened boutiques. It use to display clothing factories and workshops and the old Forum in which the Montreal Canadians won their last Stanley Cup.
The Old Port
The St-Lawrence River was the main waterway when the colonist arrived in the new territory. It was mainly used to transport leather and fur. All boats arrived in the Old Port which became the centre of all importation and exportation with the establishment of the first shuttle from Quebec to Montreal. The instigation of the first transcontinental train followed allowing Montreal to be a main port city at the time. Nowadays, the Old Port and Old Montreal are linked and you can visit it threw Les Terrasses Bonsecours, do some boating and eat in one of its many restaurants and food trucks.
The Montreal Metro
The Montreal metro was celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2016. Back then, its construction was dedicated to disserve the Expo 67, universal exposition that the city was hosting in 1967. The main engineer of the project gave its name to one of the most used stations: Lucien L’Allier. Ever since, three extensions have been added including the one linking Laval to Montreal.
Montreal is a modern city that still shows its character threw its monuments. While walking around, you can easily throw yourself back in time and live its past.