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

The astronomical observatory on the Mount Megantic – 360 degree interactive panorama

Not Montreal I know, but this is a only a few hours drive from here and a nice place to go hiking with snowshoes. There are some good trails up to the observatory or if you just can’t overcome lazyness, take the shuttle at the park’s entrance then go all the way down by walking.

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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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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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Cap Saint-Jacques Nature Park, Maison de la Pointe

At the park Cap Saint-Jacques many beautiful places can be found, each one with its own charm like this one, in front of de la Pointe house where we can just seat and contemplate the sunset over Deux-Montagnes frozen Lake.

Featuring 26 kilometers of hiking trails and over 30 kilometers of trails for cross country skiing, the park also offers a variety of options for the visitors, like an organic farm, which raises animals and grows organic produce, environmental science activities and an authentic sugar shack, or cabane à sucre in French, where we can watch the production of maple syrup and savour a delicious tire d’érable, which is a sort of lollipop made from boiling maple syrup poured into fresh snow and then wrapped around a stick or a spoon!

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The “Chalet du Parc Mont Royal” & Kondiaronk Belvedere

Winter is ending, the sun is warm now and lots of people come to the park of Mont Royal to enjoy a sunny day.

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Downtown Montreal, view from the Kondiaronk Belvedere

View of downtown Montreal from the Kondiaronk Belvedere, right in front of the Chalet du Mont Royal. To the left, part of the Plateau and Montreal Ouest to the right with the St-Laurent river and Mont St-Hilaire on the back. See downtown in High Definition (HD).

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Where did they put my autumn?!?

First morning of a two days major storm. And it’s not even winter yet! On the 16th December – officially we still have a few days until the beginning of the winter – we had a severe “winter” storm leaving 40 cm of snow here in Montreal. Up to 60 cm in some parts of Québec.

Flights cancelled, ice-covered highways, 70-90 km/h gusting winds, 400 collisions due to severe weather conditions and one person killed hit by a snowplow as reported by the Ontario Provincial Police. A presage of a long winter to come…

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Parc Nature du Cap St-Jacques РCh̢teau Gohier

Located on the western tip of the island, at the junction of Deux Montagnes Lake and des Prairies River, Cap Saint-Jacques Nature Park is Montréal’s largest park and has nice cross-country ski, hike and snowshoe trails. These are the familiar type and style of trails, most of the time flat with sporadically (easy) slopes. The “Château Gohier”, a hundred years old stone building, serves today as a restaurant for visitors.

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