Now in its 19th year, The Magic of Lanterns festival is an absolute favourite of Montrealers of all ages. Hosted in the Montreal Botanical Garden‘s Chinese Garden, it is the perfect way to put a spotlight on one of the city’s most beautiful and serene spaces…
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If you think insects are just the neatest things scurrying across this wondrous planet of ours, then the Montreal Insectarium is a place you need to visit. It’s the largest insectarium in North America, so if you find bugs kind of terrifying, then…well, just get over it, because your kids totally want to go.
If you and your family are in Montreal for March Break, why not bring the children to the butterfly-filled Botanical Gardens for an amazing exhibit that you might just enjoy as well…
Our photo offering of the week comes from Flickr starlet “glzwus” — who has a couple of stunning albums devoted to various Montreal neighborhoods and attractions. Check’em out. Also, check out the Montreal Botanical Gardens in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. “With an outstanding collection that boasts more than 22,000 species and varieties of plants, the Montréal Botanical Garden is considered one of the world’s best gardens. Over 180 acres, it features 10 exhibition greenhouses and over 30 outdoor gardens. The Chinese and Japanese Gardens offer exotic landscapes, whereas the Tree House displays Québec’s abundant forest wealth.” Thanks for the photo! —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
On August 5, in the Japanese section of Montreal’s Botanical Gardens, Mayor Gérald Tremblay and Hiroaki Isobe, Japan’s consul-general, rang the peace bell in commemoration of Hiroshima. At the same time a bell rang many, many miles away, in that city where the first atomic bomb was dropped. The peace bell was presented to the city of Montreal from the city of Hiroshima as a sign of ‘eternal friendship and peace’ to mark the twinning of the two cities in 1998.