Harv had a trade show booked in Montreal last week so we decided to take a few extra days to get to know this amazing city.
Montreal is situated In the province of Quebec on the St. Lawrence River and is one of the oldest cities in Canada. So there are many old buildings and lots of history.
Harv had been here several time for trade shows but most had been in the dead of winter. The last time I’d spent any time here was when when our family drove out to experience “Expo 67”.
We flew out on a Thursday evening and at noon on Friday we headed to the Palais de congres de Montreal where the Canadian Institute for Mining show was to be held.
This is a popular venue for trade shows. One entire side of this building was made of panes of coloured glass that glowed at night.
Our crates were there waiting for us and we made quick work of setting up the booth.
We left the exhibition hall using a different door than the one we’d entered and discovered a quiet courtyard with exquisite cherry trees in full bloom.
We had a lovely suite at the Marriott Springhill Hotel right in the centre of Old Montreal. However there was one small design flaw which was quickly discovered the first time we used the “facilities”.
It was funny enough to share so we set up a photo op. Needless to say, we moved the roll from its holder to a spot within reach.
Our hotel was within walking distance of both the show venue and most of Old Town’s major attractions. Montreal’s Chinatown and Rue St. Catharine which is the commercial area of the city were also both within a half hour’s walk.
What a wonderful place to walk around.
Rue Saint Paul, is the main street of Old Montreal which is one of the many areas of the city that are designated for pedestrians only. There are numerous buildings still standing that date as early as the 1600’s and lots of excellent restaurants which were taking advantage of the nice weather and had set up outside seating .
There are so many more things I’d like to say about this city and our holiday there so I’ll share more in future posts.