Montreal Fountains ride
Victoria Square's fountain
Rain isn't a popular subject for cycling! But when it's sunny out we seek out water-related destinations. So today's Montreal scenic-exploration urban ride will take us to three very special water fountain destinations.
Place Ville Marie
Place Ville Marie is our most iconic downtown skyscraper (and still the best one). It has a plaza with a fountain and a great view up McGill College street all the way to Mont Royal.
Looking up at Place Ville Marie
View from Place Ville Marie to Mont Royal
Victoria Square has been completely redone recently, and has the fountains shown at the tp of the page. Victoria Square also has this Hector Guimard-designed art-nouveau style Metro entrance. This is one of the jewels of Montreal, so be sure to check it out.
A gift from the city of Paris to Montréal.
Our last stop is in Old Montreal near the water outside the very good Pointe-à-Callière archeology museum. The museum passes undergound beneath Place Royale. Here at ground level
is the this unusual fountain. We like this one a lot.
Fountain in Place Royale (wheredat?)
Montreal has lots of other fountains, and we will write about a few more in the near future.
But since you have now arrived at the biggest water feature of Montreal: the Saint Laurence River, we invite you to cross the street to the Vieux Port and take a ride beside the river.
Get outside and enjoy summer in our beautiful city.