Montreal: Saint Lawrence River Cruise and the Biosphere

When we were in Montreal, we decided to purchase a Passeport MTL card. You can choose either a 48-hour pass or a 72-hour pass. The pass gives you automatic entrance into 23 popular tourist attractions, plus unlimited travel on the Montreal metro and buses. For us, it was good deal.

So we decided to make the most of our Passeport MTL! One of the included attractions was a cruise on the Saint Lawrence River. We boarded the Bateau-Mouche down at Quai Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. One the one-hour cruise, we enjoyed a history lesson on Montreal, the Saint Lawrence River, and Expo 67.

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Habitat 67, Saint Lawrence River cruise

Knowing a little more about Montreal, we then headed over to the Biosphere, another site on the Passeport MTL. This structure was originally the American pavilion during Expo 67. Designed by the famous architect Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome is a Montreal landmark. Now an environment museum, the site offers educational and interactive displays on nature, weather, and wildlife.

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Biosphere, Montreal

Here are some pics from the Saint Lawrence River cruise and the Biosphere:

For more photos, check out my Montreal Flickr album.

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