Old Town Montreal in the COLD!

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

Rue Saint-Paul

Quiet side alley (at least in this weather)

The Old Customs House in Place Royale

A Ses-eye view of Rue Saint-Paul

Place Jacques-Cartier

The top of Place Jacques-Cartier, with Montreal City Hall in the background

Bonsecours Market

Sound advice

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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12 Responses to Old Town Montreal in the COLD!

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m sure glad I’m not driving in that snow. Terrific photos for this week. Thanks Jaspa.

  2. Sue says:

    Seriously cold!

  3. restlessjo says:

    You are a braver man than me, Jaspa! 🙂 🙂 Thank you for your noble efforts.

  4. These pictures are gorgeous! I have no idea how you stood the cold, but thanks for sharing these photos with us. Just lovely.

  5. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : La Collina Verde to Moncarapacho | restlessjo

  6. Jackie says:

    Grew up in Montreal so recognize all these sights!

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