Pavillon du Bassin Bonsecours

Old Montréal

This pavilion has a snack bar in summer and winter. On frosty days, it's a fine place to warm up after ice-skating on the rink in front.

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1. Parc du Bassin Bonsecours

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Perched over the river, the Parc du Bassin Bonsecours is a grassy expanse enclosed by a waterway and crisscrossed with footbridges. In summer you can rent…

2. Quai Jacques-Cartier & Around

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3. Old Port

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5. Marché Bonsecours


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6. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

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7. Tour de l’Horloge

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8. Place Jacques-Cartier

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The liveliest spot in Old Montréal, this gently inclined square hums with performance artists, street musicians and the animated chatter from terrace…