Montreal Nuit Blanche
10:00 am Arrive to Montreal. The bus will make the first stop at the Mont Royal lookout, the mountain from which the city takes its name. We will go up to the TOP where great views of this metropolis await.
Next we will go back to the bus and head towards Montreal's downtown. We will be dropped off at our hotel where we will leave our bags.
12:00 -1:30 pm We suggest taking an hour and a half for lunch.
2:00 pm [Optional] After having some food we will go for a Group walk of the City of Montreal's old town. We'll make our way through the Vieux-Montreal cobbled stone streets, hitting landmarks such as: Place Jacques-Cartier, crowned by the beautiful City Hall building; the 'Marche de Bonsecours' inaugurated in 1847, and acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings; the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel, Montreal's oldest chapel (350 years old); typical rue St Paul, Place d'Armes and the Notre-Dame Basilica, considered North America's most beautifully decorated church.
2:00 pm [Optional] Have you been to Montreal before and would like to start with the Nuit Blanche celebrations? Go ahead and hit the many events the city has prepared for you.
5:00 pm Head back to the hostel and check in. We will be staying in Old Montreal where a lot of the fun is taking place. We recommend you take a little break and recharge your batteries, tonight is going to be a FUN one!
Nuit Blanche offers over 200 events in one single night. Most of them free and awesome.
Check out some of our recommendations:
Ferrys Wheel: Enjoy the great outdoors and climb aboard the Québec Maple Ferris Wheel, located in the heart of the World of Incredible Maple, for an unsurpassed view of the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIERE outdoor site. (FREE)
Slides: The famed Urban Slide once again zigs and zags across the outdoor site. Leaving the immense illuminated launch tower, our intrepid festival fans go zooming at full speed down a sinuous 110 metre-long slide for a uniquely wild experience! Take advantage of the reception system to avoid the long waiting line, and don’t forget the photo booth, where you can immortalize your perilous descent! (FREE)
Ziplines: This sound-and-light version of the zip-line powered by Arbraska is an immediate hit with festival fans! Soar from west to east, from Balmoral Street almost all the way to St. Urbain Street, and take a bird’s-eye view of the site... An unforgettable experience! (FREE)
Illuminart: Last year’s big hit is back : Illuminart! Whether solo, with friends or family, join us and experience a dozen works fusing art, illumination and technology, created by artists from home and abroad, deployed around Place des Arts and the Place des Festivals. An amazing discovery! (FREE)
Black Light: Join us for Black-Light, a hot-hot-hot original show featuring fire and illumination that’s guaranteed to thrill the entire family, especially fans of ’80s-style electronica.
And so much more!!!!
CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Here is your itinerary:
8:00 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
7-10 am Enjoy free breakfast at the hostel.
11:00 am We will check out of our hotel at 11 AM (but can leave your bags in a secured area). Enjoy 5 more hours to explore the city, walk its streets, visit museums, go shopping or simply sit at a cafe and relax while you watch people go by.
4:00 pm Our bus will pick us up back at the hostel at 4 PM to return to Ottawa. We will arrive at approximately 6 PM
Places of Interest in Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world
Notre-Dame Basilica is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal and considered the most beautifully decorated church in North America
Montreal City Hall
The five-story Montreal City Hall is the seat of local government in Montreal. Stately, 17th-century office of the mayor featuring a host of exhibits plus guided tours.
Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden in Montreal, comprising 75 hectares of thematic gardens and greenhouses
Mount Royal is a large volcanic-related hill or small mountain in the city of Montreal, immediately west of downtown Montreal, the city to which it gave its name
The Montreal Biodome is a facility located at Olympic Park in the Montreal neighbourhood of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve that allows visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas