Montreal Old Town is a pleasure to visit at anytime of the year. But I have to admit that in the cold it can be a bit of a challenge, like anywhere.
And the last time I was in Montreal in the winter it wasn’t just cold, it was COLD!
There’s point where the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales cross. A value where you don’t need to specify which scale you’re using. You can just say the temperature and it’s the same on either scale.
The last time I was in Montreal in the winter, we reached that crossover point.
Minus 42 degrees!
Unsurprisingly, you can’t spend too much time walking around outside in temperatures like that. But with quite a few cafe breaks, we still managed a pretty good wander…
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in Place d’Armes
Looking across Place d’Armes from Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Place d’Armes, the second oldest building in Montreal
Old Montreal Stock Exchange, now a theatre
Quiet side alley (at least in this weather)
The Old Customs House in Place Royale
A Ses-eye view of Rue Saint-Paul
The top of Place Jacques-Cartier, with Montreal City Hall in the background
Even the locals were cold!
Where Rue Saint-Paul crosses Place Jacques-Cartier
When it’s this cold, sometimes you just have to dip indoors
Inside Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
And of course, Old Town Montreal is pretty spectacular at night… but like anywhere else, much too cold at minus 42!
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