ATTRACTIONS AND GUIDED TOURS
With more than 350 kilometres of bike paths criss-crossing the MontrÃ©al territory, cycling is the ideal way to discover the cityâ€™s charms. GuidaVÃ©lo (the cycling division of Guidatour) and MontrÃ©al On Wheels offer regular departures from the Official Bike Roundabout. Set off on a bike (rental is good for the whole day) in the company of a professional guide and spend three hours exploring MontrÃ©alâ€™s many treasures.
MONTRÃ‰AL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Sophie Katz-Milo â€¢ 514 345-2605, ext. 3291 â€¢ www.mhmc.ca
Canadaâ€™s first Holocaust Museum is an unforgettable indictment against anti-Semitism and intolerance. The Museum educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the destructive power of hatred. Over 350 artifacts, 400 photographs and 20 films concretize the cruel reality of one of the most incomprehensible events in human history.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT
Notre-Dame Basilica of MontrÃ©al â€¢ JosÃ©e Benoit â€¢ 514 842-2925, ext. 247 â€¢
A stunning light and sound show (in English and French) presented in a sumptuous dÃ©cor tells the story of MontrÃ©al and the Notre-Dame Basilica. The very latest in multimedia technology highlights the Basilicaâ€™s historical, cultural, architectural and historical heritage as well as its exceptional artwork.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: A BRAND-NEW SHOW
Quays of the Old Port of MontrÃ©al â€¢ Gilbert Cadieux â€¢ 514 722-2324 â€¢ www.cirquedusoleil.com
Since its foundation in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has taken a fresh and innovative artistic approach, blending circus arts with street theatre in an original concept that borrows from both dance and drama. Its new spring 2007 show will feature entertainers,
acrobats, buskers and clowns as well as stunning choreography set to live music.