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Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
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"The Secret Bench" - [A bronze statue of a couple uniquely located on a bench along *Avenue McGill College* in the downtown area of *Montreal, Quebec, Canada.* The statue is by internationally renown Czech-born Canadian sculptor Lea Vivot.]~[Photograph by michelemarypeti - November 26.2003]'h4d-01.2013'
We took a tour of Pointe a Calliere, considered the birthplace of Montreal! It was really interesting to learn about the area when Montreal got its start and to actually see artifacts from that time period. To make it fun for kids, there is an area where families can get their hands dirty and dig up some (pretend) artifacts and feel like a real archaeologist!
Cobblestone streets and gorgeous architecture make Old Montreal so special during your next visit. You actually feel transported in time! It has the feel and charm of Europe, but the convenience of North America. Make sure you check out the quaint shops and stop in for a lesson in maple sugar making.
Looking for FREE fun in Montreal? Well, look no further than the 21 Swings in the Quartier des Spectacles. Though not available all year round, they are a must in the spring and summer! Each swing plays a musical note and if all 21 are going at the same time, you can create a song together! HARMONY!