Oh hi, I didn’t even see you there.
Welcome back to another episode of Travelingwith Krushworth I’m in Montreal, Quebec Canada and I’msitting down to a wonderful special dish of poutine.
It is fantastic, but before I’ll show you the sites I’ve got to finish all this food.
Follow me as your travel guide to Montreal’shistoric downtown And immerse yourself in a thriving arts and culture destination With top attractions all travellers can enjoy.
2017 marks the 375th anniversary since the city’s Founding as part of New France.
Canada is also honouring 150 years since the nation Became a country in 1867.
Walk the city’s time tested cobblestone streets, Sit for a while in public squares place JacquesCartier or Place D’Arms or reflect upon the visitorsarriving At the old port over the centuries.
A city of churches, truly unique architecture and Cultures and food from nations’ people worldwide, Montreal Offers a kaleidoscope blend for visitors nomatter the season.
Once the tallest building in the British Empire, The former Royal Bank of Canada headquartersat 360 St.
Jacques, Known for its grandeur, was a banking landmarkin Montreal for 82 years.
It’s hard not to be enthralled at the cathedral ceilings And the opulent decor.
Part of the building, once one Of the city’s first “skyscrapers”, isnow cafe and coworking space Crew Collective.
The bank opened in 1928, moved headquarters in 1962 And all operations ended in 2010.
Today, guests once again Enjoy the building, which sat empty until recently.
Gaze upon the wartime memorial for employeeswho served from the bank.
It’s easy to find yourself getting lostin the details Carvings and stunning architecture around you.
It’s been 482 years since Jacques Cartierwas led Down the St.
Lawrence River in 1535 by the Iroquois First Nations to village Hochelaga on the Slopes of a mountain he called Mont Royal.
A protected place of gathering estimated tobe in use for centuries, Cartier was quoted saying “one can see along distance” from The peak of the mountain, later the city’snamesake.
Today, the mountain is at Montreal’s heartand offers Visitors a stunning view of a dynamic city.
It’s also a place To exercise, relax, and enjoy nature awayfrom the din of the modern city.
It was a long trip, but I climbed Mont Royal And after that, I needed some food You know what I mean.
You go for a climb and then And then you get a good hunger on Well, I found the place to go.
It's Schwartz's Deli This is where you get the Montreal smoked meat sandwich And it's wonderful.
It's huge, I have it on my plate here So I'm about to tuck in.
See you later.
Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal watches overpresent day Notre Dame street, but the site has long hadreligious importance, With the oldest church completed in the late17th century.
The present day church was dedicated in 1829, and was Converted to a minor basilica in 1982 by PopeJohn Paul II.
For Montrealers, it’s a source of history, awe inspiring beauty and deep pride.
Venture underground at the Pointe-a-CalliereMuseum to The Ville-Marie archeological site where Montrealwas born.
Reflect upon that early community’s 1643Catholic graveyard.
Ville-Marie was founded on a point of landbetween The Saint Lawrence River and a small tributaryin 1642, and It quickly became equally as known by thename Montreal.
The early colony, founded by Paul de Chomedeyde Maisonneuve And Jeanne Mance, expanded around the fur trade, Which was Montreal’s early economic driver.
One of the most important occurrences at theVille-Marie/Montreal Site was the signing of the Great Peace of 1701.
Constructed in 1705 as a lavish home for thethen governor of New France, Claude de Ramezay, Montreal’s Chateau Ramezay Reflects a turbulent period in Canadian history.
The home saw many inhabitants, including the British, After French Quebec’s fall, and the Americanswho initially Tried to convince French Canadians to rebelagainst the English.
The chateau reflects a difficult North American chapter, And Quebec’s entrance into the War of Independence.
George Washington himself ordered attackson Montreal and Quebec in 1775.
American leaders made the Chateau Ramezaythe campaign headquarters After Montreal’s capture and governor Carleton’sretreat to Quebec City in November of that year.
Benjamin Franklin, a journalist, inventorand politician from the Continental Congress, Visited military leaders at the mansion.
Quebec CityWas under siege by patriots in December 1775.
Two fronts were defeated, one halted by French and English militia in Quebec City’s lower town.
British reinforcements came May 1776, and the chateau was in Carleton’shands again by June.
The Chateau Ramezay has been a Montreal museumsince 1895.
Its portrait gallery, including founders Cartierand Champlain, And its garden make it a must visit tourism attraction.
As Montreal’s oldest post-secondary institution, McGill University began in 1821, But it started when James McGill’s willunveiled a Bequest that altered the educational landscape.
The Scotsman, who immigrated to North America, was a Fur-trader in the burgeoning 18th centuryeconomy and a politician later in life.
He also led Montreal’s defence in the Warof 1812 as part of the city’s militia.
The Redpath Museum, which has welcomed guestsfor 135 years, Is known for its collection including extinctanimals like The dodo bird, vertebrate fossils and Egyptianartifacts.
Don’t miss the stunning dinosaur skeletonsin the main hall, And the ancient mummies.
To this day, this Montreal museum Remains one of the most surprising tourismfinds in the city.
I started in the Plateau neighbourhood, A hotbed for trendy shops; street art andworld cultures, but Soon wandered into Mile-End to find one of thecity’s famed sesame bagels.
The Atwater Market is a vibrant destinationfor Montrealers and visitors alike.
A place to get flowers, fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses And other items, this location truly reflects the city’s food culture.
Thank you for watching this Montreal episodeof Traveling with Krushworth.
To follow me to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, click the video link on the right.
If you enjoyed the video, make sure you likeit And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.
Thanks for watching and see you next time.