#14 best destination in the world

Jean-Talon Market

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  • Farmer’s market located in the Little Italy district
  • Largest market in Montreal and the largest open-air market in North America

Mount Royal Park

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  • One of Montreal’s largest greenspaces, built in 1876

Redpath Museum

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  • Museum of natural history built in 1882
  • Houses collections in ethnology, biology, paleontology, and mineralogy/geology

Old Montreal

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  • Oldest area in the city of Montreal, dating back to New France
  • Settled by European Samuel de Champlain in 1605, who set up a fur trading post
  • In 1763, the British colonized Canada after the French and Indian War
  • Many of the buildings are made of stone due to a ban on wood construction after many devastating fires, due to wooden houses with fireplaces being too close together in 1721

Notre-Dame Basilica

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  • #23 of the top landmarks in the world
  • Regarded as a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture
  • Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblical scenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal

Habitat 67

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  • Model community and housing complex built as a pavilion for Expo 67, the World’s Fair held in 1967

Montreal Biosphere

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  • Museum dedicated to the environment

P’tit Train du Nord

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  • Trail is built on an old railway line which closed in the late 1980s

Old Quebec

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  • Historic neighborhood dating back to 1608
  • Originally a military and administrative center because of its strategic position on top of Cap Diamant
  • Occupied by the British and Catholic clergy after conquest in the upper town
  • Occupied by the French in the lower town
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Costs

Number of Days: 14 days

Best Time To Fly: June-Sept

Airline ticket: $333

Seattle -> Montreal (round trip) = $333

Food: $40/day x 14 days = $560

Rental Car: $59/day x 4 days = $236

Gas: $52

Entertainment: $58

Airbnb: $95/day x 13 days = $1,235

TOTAL: $2,474