8350 Boulevard Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4X 1C2
Phone: (450) 466-2186
Fax: (450) 466-3722
8350 Boulevard Taschereau, Brossard, QC, CA, J4X 1C2
- Phone: (450) 466-2186
- Fax: (450) 466-3722
Maison Saint-Gabriel in Pointe-Saint-Charles was established as a home to members of the Royal family more than 300 years ago. A recognized national monument as of 1965, and a designated National Historic Site of Canada since 2007, the Maison Saint-Gabriel was deemed a museum from 1966. Featuring over 10,000 artifacts and various objects ranging from clothing, furniture, tools, equipment, art and other ephemera since the early 1700s, it is one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city. Maison Saint-Gabriel is open to public almost year-round from Tuesdays to Sundays, please visit the website for more details.
The Île Notre-Dame is a man-made island that was built of a huge quantity of excavated rocks. Taking a total of almost ten months to complete, the island was created in honor of Canada's centennial. The island as a whole is often used as a venue for major events that involve more than 20,000 guests. Facilities like restrooms and electricity are available. Île Notre-Dame also hosts the Canadian Grand Prix every year.
This lovely region is a part of the Montreal city in Quebec. It mostly comprises industrial units and provides scope for future development and expansion plans.
Habitat '67 is a standing wave in the heart of Montreal. It gets its name from the iconic apartment complex that overlooks it. The waves are created due to the high speed of the water hitting boulders under surface giving rise to breaks as high as two meters (6.5 feet). It is a popular destination for adventure lovers. The futuristic architecture of the buildings make for a unique backdrop to surfing or whitewater kayaking.
Habitat 67 is renowned for its architectural excellence and served as a residence during the Expo 67. This housing complex exemplifies a modern approach towards designing and is still an important part of the city.
Once the gateway to Expo '67, a park was built here in 1984 to preserve the city's precious green space. It is a perfect place to relax in the shade, sunbathe or have a picnic. There are tables, barbecues and play areas available. It also provides excellent vantage points to view both the waterfront area and the city, while the history of the St Lawrence River and seaway is described on 12 panels. A cycle path leads to both Île Notre-Dame and Île Ste-Hélène.
This bridge stretches across the St. Lawrence River and was built as a part of the facilities that were erected for Expo 67.
The New City Gas Company is a complex of historic, heritage structures that lie along rue Ottawa. Built between 1859 and 1861, these buildings are of prime architectural worth, and were at that time one of the biggest such complexes in the whole world. Though the entire group of buildings was built by different architects over a few years, it was John Ostell, a local architect, who has laid down the original blueprints. Over the years, though, the complex has faced a trying time with the spurt of new developments that have spruced up all over the city threatening its existence as well. However, thanks to the Heritage Montreal organization, the structures remain standing today, and are really worth a visit.
This museum and exhibition hall is dedicated to raising environmental and ecological awareness among its visitors. Housed in the world's largest geodesic dome, which is one of few remaining structures from the Expo's, it offers four levels of guided discovery. The bottom level examines water as both Source of Life and Source of Delight, the Connections Hall showcases multimedia presentations focusing on environmental protection, and the Visions Hall affords an incredible view of Montreal.
The Bank of Montreal is a building that was formerly occupied by a branch of the Bank of Montreal. This historic sandstone building was constructed in 1894 and features Queen Anne style of architecture with its Flemish motifs and shaped gables. The site was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.
Snow lovers can enjoy to their heart's content at this one of a kind attraction in Montreal. Nestled in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Snow Village comes alive during the winter season to delight guests with their unique attractions. The village comprises of a restaurant and bar, activities for day visitors and accommodation facilities for those who would like to spend the night. Everything at this village is made of ice; guests get an opportunity to dine with cutlery made from ice as well as sleep on ice-beds. A plethora of activities ranging from sledge rides to firework nights make the trip to the Snow Village an entertaining one. Check the website for varying admission rates.
This site has both historical and archaeological significance, as it was built over the St-Pierre riverbed, near the city's original fortifications. An obelisk reminds visitors of the pioneers who came here to start new lives. Nearby can be found a whole slew of historical buildings, including part of the old Grey Nuns Hospital dating to 1693, the Beaux-Arts style Grand Trunk building, and the Montreal History Centre, which is a great place to kick off a tour of the area.