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Category: Montréal

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Yes. It’s Flooding.

As helicopters swirl above our house and as troops in black SUVs fly past our house because it is one…

To those who complain about the snow: this is Montréal!

For me, lots of snow is not new (I grew up in Nouvelle-Écosse); however, for the rest of the family:…

Chicago to Montréal to Toronto to …

This might feel like an “I’m going on a milage run” post, but it is not. I won’t make 100K…

The Mysteries of the Lachine Canal

Brief History of the Canal The town of “La Chine” (now known as “Lachine”), was originally home to a set…

Ahhh yes, the joys of Québec bureacracy

When you move to Québec, you have 6-months to change your healthcare, drivers licence, vehicle registration, and insurance. What they…

A house that links Montréal to Louisiana

Remember Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville? The founder of Mobile and New Orleans and man responsible for bringing the…

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