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Montreal Quebec Arts-and-culture capital. COBBLESTONED streets. Four centuries of ARCHITECTURE. Parisian cuisine. With MT. ROYAL at its heart. STARTING POINTS: St. Lambert and Montreal. see map pages 8-9 Cité Mémoire WHAT’S NEAR THE STATION WHAT’S NEW Montréal’s 375th Anniversary (above) Downtown Montréal celebrates the city’s history year-round with street performances, installations and events. Cité Mémoire In Old Montréal and Old Port, history comes to life nightly through innovative projections. Montréal Insectarium Tiny, frail ants build spectacular structures—watch them in action! Through December 31. The Underground City Shop, dine and play in this interconnected network of complexes—including Central Station. Atrium Le 1000 (above) Montréal’s largest indoor skating rink, under an immense glass dome. Open year round. Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral A 19th-century cathedral modeled on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. cathedralecatholiquedemontreal WHAT’S NOT TO MISS Montréal Botanical Garden (above) Internationally renowned, including Japanese and Chinese gardens and a biodome. botanical-garden Café La Croissanterie Figaro Exquisite French patisserie menu, Parisian art nouveau interior and terrace. Museé d’Art Contemporain Montréal’s contemporary art museum offers avant-garde expressions from around the world. VISIT NEWYORKBYRAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION LOCALLY MADE Krakow, Poland-born Myer Lewkowicz came to Montréal after surviving a concentration camp during World War II by dreaming of a piece of bread. Five years after arriving in Canada, he had learned how to make bagels and founded the St-Viateur Bagel Shop in 1957. His baking secrets were passed on to a night-shift employee, Joe Morena, whose sons now run the iconic shop, open 24/7. St-Viateur’s bagels are world famous for being a perfect combination of crisp and chewy, and the original shop is known to attract celebrities, including Céline Dion, William Shatner, Roberto Luongo, Mordecai Richler and the late Leonard Cohen. New York By Rail | 79