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Moulin à vent Fleming, LaSalle

It’s easy to find this imposing windmill overlooking one end of Lac Saint-Louis (part of the St. Lawrence). Simply drive along Boulevard LaSalle between Lachine and the Canal de l’aqueduc and at some point it will pop into your line… Continue Reading →

Wandering the streets of Beacon Hill

At the time of settlement (1630), Boston was known as “tri-mount” for the three hills that made up the area. The middle of these three hills would eventually become Beacon Hill… then known as pastureland. Eventually “tri-mount” would become Tremount,… Continue Reading →

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that roamed the Mississippi Delta during the war. They defied logic (much like airplanes)… and stayed afloat even though they were… Continue Reading →

The Panthéon and Hoche

The Panthéon in Paris is King Louis XV’s great contribution to the world of cemeteries… sort of. The original intent in 1755 was to build a church to replace the crumbling Abbey of St. Genevieve, but due to lack of… Continue Reading →

It’s been 50-years since Expo ’67

The men behind these achievements should be proud and happy. We should be grateful to them, as we recall the skeptics who once said Expo 67 was too big a project for Montréal, Québec or Canada to accomplish in less… Continue Reading →

It looks pretty but it’s deadly

It’s been 20-years since the infamous Montréal ice storm that shut down the city for weeks, caused multiple deaths, and cost insurance companies billions of dollars in insurance claims. Our neighbours still talk about it… and it’s the reason why… Continue Reading →

These are the great views from Marguerite Bourgeoys

The view from the top of Marguerite Bourgeoys is definitely worth the climb; and, there are plenty of places to take breaks along the way to make the climb manageable for those who need to take it slow. From the… Continue Reading →

A Trip to Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville

I haven’t seen the inside of an airplane in what feels like a very long time (in reality it’s only been a few months). I’m ok with that. For now I happily get into my Jeep and drive to little… Continue Reading →

This used to be a baseball city

Sports are a way of life in Montréal; this is a city of icons and heroes. Hockey is certainly ingrained into the DNA of every single child who grows up here. Even today, most little communities have an outdoor rink… Continue Reading →

Le Moulin à vent de Pointe-Claire

During one of the coldest days of the year (a tough feat because there have been a lot of cold days this year), we headed out to one of the windiest, unprotected, desolate, ice covered parts of the West Island…… Continue Reading →

The sticks and stones of Old Montréal

Montréal is one of the few surviving cities in Canada founded in the 17th century (1642). It’s also one of Canada’s most diverse, politically complex, culturally rich, and historically interesting metropolitan areas. It’s always been this way; Montréal is a… Continue Reading →

Les Moulin de l’Île-Perrot

The windmill and miller’s house stand quietly on a lonely corner of the island overlooking the Baie de Vaudreuil, Senneville, and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. It dates to the era of Charles le Moyne de Longueuil et de Châteauguay (from this post)… maybe…. Continue Reading →

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