Few more days of Montreal - Nov 2006

Montreal Travel Blog

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Bell Centre
We get up this morning and head out again onto Montreal.
We stop at the Bell Centre and notice there is a hockey game on tonight, Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils. We get tickets for the game and that is the plan for the evening. Instead of going to ticket counter to buy tickets, we buy from a scalper outside for what we believe is a deal at the time. But ended up being a bit of a rip off, all well.

Then it was onto Old Town Montreal, and walk around Old Town. A very historical part of the city, many many old buildings and its very clean.
We then head off to and go up climbing Mt Royal of Montreal, this is where to get a great view of the city. Its an amazing climb and a great trail system there is. Up at the view point you can see all of Montreal as far the eye can take you.

Its an amazing view of the city and was well worth the trek up hill for.  To Describe Mt Royal :

Mount Royal (French: Mont Royal) (45°30′23″N 73°35′20″W / 45.

50639°N 73.58889°W / 45.50639; -73.58889) is a mountain on the Island of Montreal, immediately north of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the city to which it gave its name.

The mountain is part of the Monteregian Hills situated between the Laurentians and the Appalachians. It gave its Latin name, Mons Regius, to the Monteregian chain.

The mountain consists of three peaks: Colline de la Croix (or Mont Royal proper) at 233 m (764 ft), Colline d'Outremont (or Mount Murray, in the borough of Outremont ) at 211 m (692 ft), and Westmount mount at 201 m (659 ft) elevation above mean sea level.

At this height, it might be otherwise considered a hill, but it has always been called a mountain.

The mountain is the site of Mount Royal Park (in French: Parc du Mont-Royal), one of Montreal's largest greenspaces. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York's Central Park, and inaugurated in 1876, although not completed to his design.
Afterwards we head down the hill and back into Downtown Montreal, its time for lunch. We find this nice pub on St. Bishops St called Mckibbins Pub, an Irish Pub. Its a nice pub and the waitresses are really hot. The food is amazing, have Buffalo burgers and Guinness, a perfect meal.
A good way to get ready for game tonight.

Back to Hotel for a siesta before game tonight.
It is evening now and almost time for 730pm game. Take our tickets to the Bell Centre. Its an amazing stadium, lots of people and the energy is high. Montreal is the top hockey town and they love the HABS!!
The game starts and its amazing, the beginning is amazing and game is exciting. Lots of action.
I have lots of photos of the game.
Montreal @ night
This is the description of the Bell Centre:The Bell Centre (French: Le Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre (French: le Centre Molson), has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996, when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which the Canadiens won 4�"2). The team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. Construction began on the site on June 22, 1993, 13 days after the Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum for their 24th and most recent Stanley Cup. The name of the arena initially reflected Molson, Inc., a brewing company which was owner of the Canadiens at the time.
Some members of Montreal sports media, namely Jack Todd, pushed for the nickname "The Keg" as fitting for the new arena but it was never widely adopted. Molson elected not to keep the naming rights when they sold the team and the name was officially changed on September 1, 2002, after Bell Canada acquired the naming rights.

After game we go to the pubs called the 3 Tenors for pizza and beer. Not the best place, its loud and crowded. Food was ok and beer was ok nothing special.

That is the night off for tomorrow.
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Bell Centre
Bell Centre
Molson
Molson
Montreal @ night
Montreal @ night
Latin Quarter
Latin Quarter
on top of Mount Royal
on top of Mount Royal
city skyline of Montreal
city skyline of Montreal
skyline view
skyline view
Biosphere
Biosphere
hockey
hockey
warming up
warming up
Montreal
photo by: cvanzoen