A bit of wit...

The snowstorm arrived at a fortuitous moment. It was white on time.

Did you know?

-Montreal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec.

-Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada. Its status of being the largest city was taken by Toronto in the 1970s.

-It is home to an "Underground City", a climate-controlled labyrinth of 2000 shops, spread over an area of 18 miles.

-In Montreal, the English speakers are known as Anglophones.

- After New York, Montreal has the highest number of restaurants, per capita, in North America.


Geography Quiz

World Geography

Food for thought..

“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”




If traveling, this is a good start to seeing how your trip is affected


Road conditions




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Solve the riddle:

Below are 3 pairs of words. Find the words that would fit in the middle of pair that would create two new words, one front-ended and one back-ended.

Example: EVER ____ HORN Answer: EVER- GREEN - HORN
TOP ------- TAIL
RAM ------- RIDGE
SAFE ------- RAIL

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Travels & Trips:

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I've visited Montreal over the years and I have to say it is one of my favorite places to go, regardless of the time of year. It's a mix of urban, with a European touch that has such a vibe.

The cafes are a great place to start your morning as you get ready for your day's adventure. There are fabulous museums to visit such as the Museum of Fine Art, the Biodome housed in the former velodrome for the 1976 Olympics, and the Museum of Contemporary Art to name a few.

Old Montreal offers beautiful architecture, fabulous restaurants, as well as Place Jacques-Cartier which host many street performers and entertainers, to name a few highlights.

The offerings at street level are almost matched with the underground city that helps connect shopping malls, metro stations, office buildings and the like. This is especially helpful in moving around the city and avoiding the weather. The area is known as RÉSO or La Ville Souterraine. The name RÉSO is a homophone of the French word réseau, or network (as in a network of tunnels).

Another way to traverse the city is through the Bixi bike rental stations located throughout the area. Fees are just $5 for a 24hour period. Punch your code in and take a bike; ride to your destination and park it at the nearby station.

After a fun filled day the evening options are just as numerous. A favorite of mine is always to catch some music. Great blues can be heard at Bistro a JoJo located at 1627 St-Denis (514) 843-5015. Subway: Station Berri-UQAM) or another unique option is to head down to Old Montreal on a Friday or Saturday night and experience perhaps the best known "song club" Les Deux Pierrots, 104 rue St-Paul est. The bilingual song fest have you engaged regardless of your nationality.


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