#4 best destination in the world

 

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

 

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

 

Montreal Biosphere

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  • Museum dedicated to the environment

 

Mount Royal Park

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

 

Notre-Dame Basilica

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  • 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

 

Le Petit Train du Nord Bike Path

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

 

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

 

Hôtel de Glace

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  • The first and only true ice hotel in North America
  • Opened in 2001, it is only open 4 months of the year

 

Redpath Museum

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

 

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

 

Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery

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  • Founded in 1854, it is Canada’s largest graveyard
  • The generally Roman Catholic cemetery holds over a million people, that’s a third of the population of the city

 

Canadian Museum of History

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  • Canada’s national museum of human history
  • The Museum of History’s permanent galleries explore Canada’s 20,000 years of human history and special exhibitions expand on other cultures and civilizations, past and present
  • The museum is also a major research institution

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 14 days

Best Time To Fly: June-Sept, Dec-Feb

Airline ticket: $583

Seattle -> Quebec (round trip)

Food: $34/day x 14 days = $476

Rental Car: $67/day x 5 days = $337

Gas: $36

Entertainment: $56

Airbnb: $128 x 13 days = $1,666

TOTAL: $3,154