11th August

Most of today was occupied with a tour around some of the sights of Montreal. We spent a couple of hours in the Botanical Gardens. There was time later in the day to amble around the "Downtown" area and to do some souvenier shopping.

This tug is the earliest to have worked these waters, now preserved here on the Lachine Canal.

We stopped at this excellent cycle shop and, of course, we couldn't leave without buying something!

If only we had cycle facilities like this in the UK!

The strange looking tower is across the road from the Botanical Gardens supporting the roof of the Olympic Stadium.

The Japanese Garden was perhaps the most photogenic area in the Botanical Gardens, although all of it was well worth the visit.

Montreal Youth Hostel (on the right) is situated just outside the city centre.

And as the sun sinks slowly in the west....

The following day was spent doing some more shopping in the morning then cycling out to the airport to catch our flight home. An eventful flight, as it turned out, but that's another story!