Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bonjour Montreal!

Two days ago I received an email from my brother, he told me that my parents finally received their canadian tourist visa. It took them less than two weeks of processing, and they were eventually granted even without an interview. Isn't that amazing? My parents are coming!! I'm so excited. Since then, I made a list of places that I'm sure they'd love to see:

1. Notre Dame Basilica - There's an admission fee of $5 for adults, $4 for aged 7 to 17, and free for aged 6 and under


This was a picture taken by our own camera, isn't it a beauty? When I saw this church, for me it's more of like a combination of our very own San Agustin Church and San Sebastian Church but bigger.

Okay moving on...

2. St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal if in Notre Dame there's a fee for you to have a tour, here, it's free.

It was winter when we took this picture. There's nothing really special about this church except that it's big like HUGE, if I'm not mistaken, it's made up of 4 to 5 chapels inside.

That's my sister lighting a candle.

3. Montreal Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Olympic Tower
to come on these places, of course there'll be a fee per person.

I went to Biodome probably thrice already.

In insectarium probably once, well what else can you see there? insects? sorry, I'm not fascinated with insects.

Botanical Garden, maybe twice. Botanical Garden is really gorgeous inside. It showcases different plants from all over the world. It has a japanese garden, a trekking park, a chinese garden and a butterfly pavillion.

Part of the chinese garden

I haven't been inside the Olympic Stadium, but I'll bring my father there, that's for sure.

4. Old port of Montreal In old port, you'll be amazed with the architectural details of all the establishments. It's more like you're in the movies, or you're walking in Paris, aside from the fact that 85% of the people are french speaking, the architectures will really bring you somewhere else.


vivapinay said...

Very nice places! You are well prepared for your parents arrival!

Anna said...

thanks viva, i am, except for the tickets! LOL i still have to look for reasonably priced plane tickets haha.