A Virtual Tour of Montreal and Quebec. Immersive panoramic photography, 360 degree panoramas
Une visite virtuelle à Montréal et Québec, Photographie panoramique et immersive

Fireworks for the New Year’s Eve at the Old Port

Fireworks at the quai and a show at the Jacques Cartier square made the party for thousands of people that gathered at Montreal’s Historic Center for the New Year’s Eve. The sound was recorded at the site with a H2 Zoom recorder using a Redhead windscreen.

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Bush in Montreal: demonstration in front of Queen Elizabeth Hotel

World Wide Panorama, a project from the University of California Berkeley

Thursday Oct. 22, former U.S. president George W. Bush faced a demonstration against his presence in Canada for an event organized by the city’s chamber of commerce at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Ironically, this is the same place where 40 years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their famous one week bed-in and recorded the anti-war anthem “Give peace a chance”. Inside, nearly a thousand people paid $400 each to hear Bush speak while on the outside a riot squad in full gear and several horseback police officers held back a crowd of shoe-tossing protesters who were accusing G.W. Bush of war crimes and torture.

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Solstice of the Nations at the Parc du Mont Royal

World Wide Panorama, a project from the University of California Berkeley

The drum salutes the sun at the summer solstice on Canada’s National Aboriginal Day. The ceremony, first celebrated in 1996, is held all across Canada. In 2007 First Nations leaders and dignitaries from different levels of the Canadian government gathered to celebrate the Solstice of the Nations. Innus from the Uashat-Maliotenam community, lit a fire that was passed to the organizers of the Fête Nationale du Québec to bring together and create stronger bonds of friendship, between the peoples of Québec.

Panoramic photography shot in June 2007 for the World Wide Panorama project, behind the Kondiaronk Belvedere on Mount Royal.

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The Polar Bear Plunge, for the Special Olympics Quebec – panoramic 3D photo

Are you ready to put on your bathing suit and take a plunge into a freezing cold water? Well, Montrealers are not afraid of the cold and that’s what these guys did on a -10º C Saturday at the Jean-Drapeau park! The Polar Bear Plunge is a fund-raising activity organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run officers for the benefit of the Special Olympics Quebec .

The Special Olympics movement is active in over 165 countries with more than 2.25 millions special athletes of all ages registered worldwide. Its mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal – Orkestre des Pas Perdus

The brass band Orkestre des Pas Perdus performs to the public at Montreal Jazz Festival’s main stage. Less than one hour ago, and not far from this spot, the Swing Tonique Jazz Band led a dixieland parade across the streets.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal – Louisiana Parade I

During the summer Montreal is thriving with festivals: Just for Laughs, Nuits d’Afrique, Fringe and Francofolies just to cite a few but Montreal Jazz Festival is probably the most famous of all, know as the biggest jazz festival in the world. In the afternoons, the Swing Tonique Jazz Band and Swing Connexion led the Louisiana Parade across the streets, pictured here in a 360 degrees panorama, paying a tribute to the Dixieland.

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Montreal Jazz Festival – Louisiana Parade II

Another 360 panoramic photo from the Louisiana Parade on the Montreal Jazz Festival

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