I grew up in Montreal and go quite often, but when V-Star Lady (see to the right) suggested a road trip to Montreal, I enlisted the help of my sister and we acted as tour guides in our own city (she still lives there, I have been gone for 30 years).
Our first day took us to the Bio-dome, which is part of the original Olympic village, the site of the 1976 summer games. One of the pavilions has been turned into climate controlled sections housing everything from simulated tropic to antarctic temperatures.
Here are some of the residents we visited with.....
Meet the underwater creatures
Don't forget about the birds and ducks!
not to mention the baby lynx and the penguins...
Graffiti artists have been busy adorning the buildings.
The following few days took us to Mount Royal and the Westmount lookout to capture scenic vistas, but not before fortification in the way of brunch at a local hipster spot call L'Avenue!
Check out the neon bathroom and motorcycle hanging from the ceiling!
We rounded out our trip with shopping on Ste. Catherine St and final lunch downtown at 'Deville', which is a throwback to the diners of the 1950's.