Senior Travel in Montreal

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As you explore the second largest city in Canada, you'll find that Montreal senior travel offers a wealth of activities for the senior who wants to experience the fun, the culture and the vibrancy the city has to offer. Consider any of the following activities for seniors when planning your travel itinerary:

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Montreal to see over 33,000 works of art on display. Famous artists featured include Monet, Renoir and Picasso as well as thousands of works by contemporary artists from around the world. Of particular interest are the ancient sculptures from European, Chinese and Egyptian cultures. The entire museum is wheelchair-accessible and there is free assistance for the hearing or visually impaired. You can see the permanent collection free of charge, but if you're interested in the seasonal exhibit, which has featured the works and styles of Paris art, Cuban art, Tiffany glassware, and Andy Warhol, to name a few, admission for seniors 65 and older is only CAN$10.

Casino de Montreal

If you enjoy gambling, you're likely to enjoy a trip to the Casino de Montreal on the man-made island, the Ile Notre-Dame. As the biggest casino in the country and a casino considered to be among the top 10 largest casinos in world, you can't call yourself a gambler without stopping by. You can go to the casino at any time, as it's open 24/7. No smoking is allowed, but alcohol is sold on the premises. Games include slot machines, televised race tracks, electronic bingo, video lottery and card games. You can play causally or enter high-stakes tournaments.

Even if you don't like to gamble, you can enjoy the cuisine at the Casino de Montreal's 4 restaurants and four bars. The architecture of the casino is also a sight to behold, particularly the large windows and spires.

Old Montreal

See architecture preserved for hundreds of years in the oldest part of Montreal, the Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal) historic district in Ville-Marie. Points of interest include the Place d'Armes, Notre Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal City Hall, the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Old Port. Some of the buildings in Montreal have stood since the 17th century, making them among the oldest buildings in North America.

Of particular interest is the Champ de Mars, an area between the Ville-Marie Expressway and the Montreal City Hall. Currently a park, the Champ de Mars was once home to military fortifications and a wall that circumvented the area of Old Montreal. You can see the bottom of the wall as you tour.

March 25, 2010 new by amymc

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