Feb 17, 2023
A Look at Summer 2022
Guy Lafleur Statue at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Taken July 2022 by Patricia Nagle (Day 3)
This past summer I went to Montreal with one of my best friends. While there is a lot to do in the Montreal, my friend and I focused on the historic aspects of the city.
The first day was dedicated to driving to Montreal. From my house at the time, it was about a 7-hour drive. There was also an option to fly or possibly take the train, but we decided against it because it was more expensive at the time, and we wanted to drive around the city.
We got to Montreal about 1:30am and checked into a Holiday Inn near Old Montreal. I would highly recommend this hotel as it we got a fantastic view of Notre-Dame Basilica and was a 5-minute walk to Old Montreal.
After a nice rest, we went out for breakfast and then headed to Old Montreal. We walked along the port where there were many activities including the Montreal Science Centre, a zipline, an observation wheel, and shopping. We spent the entire day walking along the cobblestone roads, stepping into the local shops lining the streets, and viewing some historic buildings including the Notre-Dame Basilica and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. We then spent the night eating at a local restaurant with views of the port.
View of Inside of Notre-Dame Basilica, Taken July 2022 by Patricia Nagle (Day2)
On the third day of the trip, we decided to explore the city a little further. We walked to and around McGill University, checking out the historic buildings and library. Then as it was the weekend of the NHL Draft in Montreal, we stopped by the Bell Centre to see some of the new players. We also took some pictures with the statues of notable Montreal Canadien players.
On our final day we had to head home, but first we went to Mount Royal Park that gave a spectacular view of the city. After taking in the view, we made the 7-hour drive home.
View of McGill University in Montreal Quebec, Taken July 2022 by Patricia Nagle (Day 3)