At the end of October, a very short trip to Canada took place (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls).
The flight of 9.5 hours by airbus was easily transferred. This is not 19, as flew through Amsterdam to Bali! TV, books, and now, he is an unfamiliar airport. The plane filled out customs declarations. A sample of filling (in English and Russian!) Was in the back of a chair in a magazine. Standard questions – where, why, for how long, and the condition for importing foreign currency – an amount over 10,000 Canadian dollars must be declared. Border guards, customs – hard. We were warned that even with a visa, you can’t get into the country, everything will depend on the border guard, he can shorten his stay, and may even consider visiting the country inappropriate (?!). Continue reading
Monkland Avenue is one of the largest streets in Montreal, and in addition, it is the most important trade artery of the Monkland Village area. On the street there are many shops, restaurants and boutiques that attract the attention of tourists.
Monkland Avenue was named after Sir James Monk, the homeowner whose mansion was one of the first to be built here. Until the forties of the 20th century, Monkland Avenue was a quiet, sleeping street, but subsequently it was chosen by representatives of small businesses and the area began to be actively built up. Today, Monkland Avenue is a multi-kilometer avenue where you can find many upmarket restaurants, expensive boutiques, coffee shops, movie theaters and a variety of shops. Continue reading
The old city is not very large, and there should be enough day for a surface inspection. Against the background of European cities, it would not be very noticeable, but for North America the square kilometer of a rather integral ensemble of the 18th and 19th centuries is a completely unique thing. Cities of this time are also in the USA (for example, Newport), but the architecture there is completely different. Quebec, despite the fact that most of the center was built or rebuilt under the British, retains clear features of French influence, and the presence of the fortress wall and the St. Lawrence River – the second most powerful North American watercourse – makes it unique. Continue reading