Man-made pond and the Centre des Sciences de Montreal ,Montreal Science Centre,  in the Old Port of Montreal in autumn, Quebec, Canada

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Centre des Sciences de Montréal

Old Montréal

This sleek, glass-covered science center houses virtual and interactive games, technology exhibits and an ‘immersion theater’ that puts a video game on giant screens – all made for kids. Note that there is a huge range of different admission prices depending on which combinations of films and/or exhibits you want to take in. The center also has an IMAX cinema that shows vivid nature and science films.

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1. Rue St-Paul Ouest

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This narrow cobblestone street, the oldest in Montréal, was once a dirt road packed tight by horses laden with goods bound for the Old Port. Today it’s a…

2. Place Royale

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This little square in the west of Old Montréal marks the spot where the first fort, Ville-Marie, was erected. Defense was a key consideration due to…

3. Quai Alexandra & Around

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This easternmost pier in the port is home to the Iberville Passenger Terminal, the dock for cruise ships that ply the St Lawrence River as far as the…

4. Cours Le Royer

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Montréal’s first hospital was founded on this narrow lane by Jeanne Mance in 1644. Later a huge commercial complex was built here, leaving several…

5. Old Customs House

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The former customs house was built in 1836 and lies on a historic stretch of Old Montréal.

6. Mariners' House

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Part of the Pointe-à-CallièreCité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal, the Mariners' House hosts a simulated archaeological dig (great for kids) and…

8. Quai Jacques-Cartier & Around

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This pier is the anchor of the Old Port area, home to restaurants, an open-air stage and a handicraft center. Every year the port stages a number of…