Quebec – Day 2

Today we head to Montreal. I got an early start for our next adventure – Mount Royal. We arrived around 8 in the morning, found a parking lot near the trail entrance and began our ascent.

Larry and pugs on path

As you can see, there are plenty of benches to stop and rest. Plenty of shade provided by the trees was good for the pugs. I had liver treats to keep the energy up for the walk.

pugs on path bench

We were on the path that would take us to the Chalet du mont Royal and the scenic lookout. The chalet was built in 1931 to help offset unemployment created by the depression. Dublin and Raisin kindly give scale to the Chalet. This large open space is the Belvédère Kondiaronk. It provides an amazing view of Montreal.

pugs in the open square
pugs and chalet

The stone façade shows the large windows and doors. Allowing for lots of sunlight to wash the room. Inside features 13 paintings depicting the history of Montreal.

inside the chalet
painting

The view of Montreal from the Belvédère Kondiaronk.

view of Montreal
Larry holding pugs

It was now time to head back to our hotel. The room wasn’t ready yet but was able to park in there lot. We wandered over to Victoria Square. The park would be our main base during our stay. It was great just to sit and watch the people and other dogs go buy.

pugs in grass

Up the street was a food truck. It was Indian – perfect. The chef enjoyed the pugs hanging out by their truck. Wet got channa masala and samosas with tamarind sauce and headed back to the park. Shared some samosa with the pugs.

Indian food truck and pugs
pugs and food

While we were gone a band had setup. There did a little jazz concert.

band concert

We were ready to head to the Intercontinental Hotel and check in. Pugs waited on the cool floor while I got the key to our room. They each got a treat bag. A nice white bed is just what a black haired pug needs.

pugs on hotel bed

After a nap, I put the pugs in the cart and we headed south. There was an archeoligical dig but it was open to the public. As part of the anniversary they were excavating the first United Canada Parliament Building.

pugs in cart

They have the whole length dug out so you can “enter” by the front door and walk all the way to the back.

excavated assembly chamber

We walked for another 2 kms to reach the site of where Montreal was founded. The city is building a Museum of Montreal Architecture but it wasn’t open yet. The plaque is mounted on the side of the building

Montreal plaque

By the time we got back to the hotel we were exhausted. I don’t even remember where I had dinner. We all crashed early and slept soundly.

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