We went for a walk down the old port quays and frankly it was so busy and loud I didn't enjoy it at all - maybe it was quite it would have been different.
Very popular place to hang out, with restaurants museums and even a great beach complete with white sand (and salsa music on Sundays). However, there is one VERY DANGEROUS spot for bikes that the management refuses to correct (next to the corner of Jacques Cartier and Rue de la Commune). They have a chain across a dirt road that runs... More
Another lovely area to wander around. I wish I'd come in summer, there is a little port-side beach that I would have loved to have spent an afternoon at. Plenty to explore here, the old time clock and lots of informational plaques.
As in many cities that have rediscovered their formerly industrial waterfronts, Montreal has created a rather lengthy, wide, beautiful grassy promenade. It stretches for quite a distance right down from the downtown and tourist areas. I imagine in winter it's not such a pleasure but in September it was great. Wider than many promenades in other cities, pedestrians, bicyclists, stroller... More
We went here in september, and seeemed to have missed most of the activities. Once we saw the water there wasn't much going on. The longer stretch on the east side had a nice view at night. There could be more landscape maintanence, some random parts of the port look somewhat run down.
We stumbled upon Clock Tower beach and fell in love. It’s not often you see a beach on a fast flowing river. We liked it so much that we watched the Fireworks Festival from there. Note, though, while you can see the fireworks, they aren’t as spectacular as they’d be from the Jacques Cartier bridge or somewhere closer. We loved... More
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