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Montreal: Good to know
Must do's in Montreal
Quartier des Spectacles is at the centre of Montreal’s cultural events, concerts and festivals including the Festival International de Jazz and the Festival des Films du Monde during the summer months. There is something for everyone!
Vieux Montréal: this is where the Montreal’s most poignant and most enchanting historical atmosphere and French heritage is still very much alive today. Visit the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica graced with the sounds of its 7,000 organ pipes and Rue Saint-Paul, the oldest, partly still cobblestoned street of Montreal where the old façades hides cosy souvenir shops and such.
Rue Sainte-Catherine: the longest shopping street in Montreal which is home to brand stores such as Guess, Lacoste, Mango and Zara.
Montreal: Insider tips
Looking for some distraction or adventure? Take the entire family on a day’s outing to La Ronde amusement park and enjoy the mind-dazzling attractions or board one of the Lachine rapids Jet Boat tours described as a symbol of the spirit, history, fun, and adventure that make Montreal a world-class tourist destination. Wet, wild and wonderful!
In need of some quality time unwinding? Bota Bota is a former ferry which has been painstakingly refurbished into an exclusive floating Spa. The views of Montreal from its decks are majestic; the cocktails delightful!
Take a hike up Montreal’s Mont-Royal, 234 meter and check out the beautiful green lawns and the stunning 360° city views.
On the outskirts on Montreal you can visit the venue built for the 1976 Summer Olympics. Its Tour de Montréal is the tallest inclined tower in the world.
How to explore Montreal?
Montreal enjoys an elaborate and efficient public underground transport system, which will conveniently and swiftly get you to pretty much any destination in and around the city.Renting a car is a brilliant idea should you wish to explore Montreal’s neighbouring cities. Quebec, the peninsula of Gaspésie and the Canadian capital Ottawa are definitely worth a visit.
Montreal Travel information
Travel documents: your flight to Montreal requires an international biometric passport, valid during the entire length of your stay. More info on http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en.
Local time: - 6 hours
Daylight saving time 2015: Montreal sets the clock forward in the night of Saturday 7 March to Sunday 8 March. In Belgium, the clock is set forward on the night of Saturday March, 28 to Sunday, March 29th. This entails that between 8 and 29 March, there is a 5 hour instead of 6 hour time difference between Belgium and the U.S.
Winter time 2015: Belgium turns the clock back one hour on the night of Saturday, October 24th to Sunday, October 25th. Montreal turns back the arms of the clock on the night of Saturday, 1 November to Sunday, 2 November. That entails that during the latter week there is a 5 hour instead of 6 hour time difference between Belgium and the U.S.
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD). 10 CAD = 6,98 EUR (Euro)
Climate: Winters in Montreal are severe and snowy. Summers are warm with average temperatures of 16°C to 26°C. The most famous season is Indian Summer, renowned for its picture-perfect red foliage and nature’s brightest palette of colours.
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