TIME TRAVEL AT THE REDPATH MUSEUM

Posted on August 16th, 2010 by .

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well, at least their ancestors. See fabulous fossils of dinosaurs, including T Rex (not the band!) the 7-ton monster that lived 64 million years ago at McGill university’s Redpath Museum.

McGill University’s Redpath Museum is a treasure for adults and children alike.  Indeed, you’ll become a child again (I did!) when admiring its archeological wonders.  There is a full size Triceratops skull – and yes, it is huge!  At the Redpath you can gaze on today’s sea creatures  (whales, seals etc) as well as their ancestors; extinct marine reptiles from the dinosaur age.  The fossils are magical.  Frozen in time, these mementos from such sites as the Burgess Shale are riveting. One floor of the museum is an archeological gold mine, featuring Egyptian artifacts including a New Kingdom mummy (c 1500 BCE) and one from the Ptolemaic era (c 300 BCE).  My favourite place after all the exciting ‘time travel’?  The Geological Garden, a gem of a secret site.

Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke Street West

514-398-4086

Monday – Friday 9 – 5 pm

Closed Saturday

Sunday 12 – 5 pm

Métro: Peel

www.mcgill.ca/redpath

WHERE TO STAY

You have two great choices a mere 5 minute walk away.
Omni Hotel is five-star.

1050 Sherbrooke West

514-284-1110

www.omnihotels.com

Métro: Peel

Hotel le Cantlie offers suites with a little kitchen.

1110 Sherbrooke West

514-844-3951

www.hotelcantlie.com

Métro:  Peel

WHERE TO EAT

Close by (another little 2 minute walk) on Peel Street.

L’Orchidée de Chine, 2017 Peel Street, 514 -287-1878

www.orchideedechine.ca

One of the city’s top restaurants for Chinese fine dining AND people watching (former PM Pierre Trudeau was often seen there)

Ferreira Café, 1446 Peel Street, 514-848-0988, Delicious Portuguese dishes.

www.ferreiracafe.com

Cavalli, 2040 Peel Street, 514-843-5100. Where the glam gals gather (and the guys).

www.ristorantecavalli.com

Comments

  1. Bloice Davison

    / Oct 14th

    This museum is a serious science museum. It is small, but there is much to see here, and you can easily spend several hours. I did.

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