Museum of Canadian Railways
The Canadian Railroad Museum is located in the southern suburbs of Montreal. Here are collected more than 250 thousand exhibits on the history of this type of transport.
Canada is a country whose history is inextricably linked with the development of vast territories through the creation of new railway routes. A museum was created in the depot of the city of Saint-Constant, which contains the most famous steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and wagons that plowed the expanses of the country throughout the 20th century. Continue reading
Notre Dame Cathedral
In the heart of Montreal, on Arts Square, is Canada’s national historic landmark – Notre Dame Basilica – one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
The cathedral, containing up to nine thousand parishioners, was erected in 1829 according to the design of James O’Donnell, an architect who revived the Gothic style. Therefore, from the outside the cathedral looks somewhat gloomy with its seventy-meter pointed peaked bell towers, which are directed upward. It is noteworthy that the ringing of one of the ten-ton bells, called Jean-Baptiste, is heard at a distance of 25 kilometers from the temple. Continue reading
La Fontaine is an extensive city park located in the heart of Montreal. The park is very beautiful; it is perfect for picnics, hiking and outdoor sports.
Lafontaine Park got its name in honor of Louis-Hippolytus Lafontaine – a popular Canadian politician and prime minister. The area of the park is 36 hectares. Most of this territory is occupied by green spaces, however, the park also has two large lakes, a fountain and a small waterfall. Life in the park is in full swing both in summer and in winter. In the warmer months, Lafontaine Park attracts bathers, skaters, cyclists and just vacationers, and in winter lovers gather to skate. Continue reading