ACLEA's 53rd Annual Meeting
Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC – CANADA
July 29 – August 1, 2017
Don't miss Mount Royal Mount Royal is a large volcanic-related hill or small mountain in the city of Montréal, immediately west of downtown Montréal, Quebec. It's a beautiful walk (or bus ride) and it's free of charge. The Belvedere observatory offers amazing views of downtown and the mountains over on the south bank. If you are an early riser, try to catch the sunrise from atop Mount Royal – watching the morning sun make its way over the skyscrapers is a lovely view!
Are You a Foodie?
You're in the right place! Montréal is known for its culinary classics. Montréalers love to treat themselves to an evening out and a delicious meal. We hear that Montréal technically has more restaurants per capita than New York City! There are many food tours to choose from in Montréal, but a favorite is the Mile End food tour with localMontréaltours.com.
"The heart and soul of old Montréal" — A great place to catch the famous European atmosphere of Montréal with lots of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and art galleries along the way!
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
Does art have a special place in your heart? You will enjoy the permanent collection which provides a fascinating look into the Canadian history of arts, but you'll be swept away by the newest exhibit at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts!
2017 International Fireworks Festival The 33rd Annual International Fireworks Festival will be in town at the same time as the ACLEA Meeting! This world-class pyrotechnic competition will take place on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5, 2017, and can be seen from the Parc Jean-Drapeau at 10:00p.m. each night. If you’d like to get in on the action, tickets for a seat at the grandstand inside La Ronde amusement park are available for purchase online.
Visit Basilique Notre-Dame
The Notre-Dame Basilica is located in the historic district of Old Montréal and is one of the finest of its kind. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it is highly decorated with a strikingly beautiful chapel at the back. There's also a very impressive organ everyone talks about. Not to mention, Céline Dion was married here!