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Visit to Niagara Town, Kingston and Montreal

After leaving Niagara Falls we took a ride to the historic town of Kingston. We enjoyed a tour of the Old Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress. After a walk about town and rest we had a really fun Boat ride with dinner and entertainment ton the St. Lawrence river. On our way to Kingston we stopped at Niagara town. This was a pretty little town for tourists with lots of fun shops and historic buildings.

Main street of Niagara Town.

Main street of Niagara Town.

View of historic church from our Hotel room.

View of historic church from our Hotel room.

Boat we had dinner cruise on.

Boat we had dinner cruise on.

The next day we headed for Montreal. This was a long day with a stop at Upper Canada Village where we visited a re-created rural village which immersed us into the 1800’s. It was a fun stop. Lots of Halloween decorations going up all over Canada and this village was really going crazy decorating for their very festive Halloween festival nights.

Our tour guide for Canada Village- all dressed as she would have if she lived here in the early 1800's.

Our tour guide for Canada Village- all dressed as she would have if she lived here in the early 1800’s.

Old school house where girls sat an one side and boys the other.

Old school house where girls sat an one side and boys the other.

The protestant Church

The protestant Church

Some of the many pumpkins aligning the streets.

Some of the many pumpkins aligning the streets.

We had lunch in a quaint little hotel nearby then headed for Montreal. We arrived in the City at 3pm and had a 2 hour bus tour of the City. Really only got a small taste of this pretty City. Truly wished we had more time here.

Our tour guide in Montreal and our Trafalgar tour directo for nine days- Peter- he was quite the character and took care of 54 of us for 9 days- not an easy job!

Our tour guide in Montreal and our Trafalgar tour director for nine days- Peter- he was quite the character and took care of 54 of us for 9 days- not an easy job!

Notre-Dame Basilica possesses some of the finest Gothic Revival architecture in North America, where it was the first full example of this major style.

Notre-Dame Basilica possesses some of the finest Gothic Revival architecture in North America, where it was the first full example of this major style.

Basilica Notre Dame Montreal - Best picture I could get with so many people around.

Basilica Notre Dame Montreal – Best picture I could get with so many people around.

The Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur Chapel- See this link to learn more about this gorgeous chapel  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPEB3wT6b4YThe Quebec sculptor Charles Daudelin was commissioned to create the new altarpiece. This consists of 32 bronze panels, which were cast by Morris Singer Founders of London, England. The altarpiece is 5 metres wide and 8 metres high (16 feet by 26 feet) and weighs 20 tons.

The Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur Chapel- See this link to learn more about this gorgeous chapel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPEB3wT6b4YThe chapel had burned in a fire in 1978 and “Quebec sculptor Charles Daudelin was commissioned to create the new altarpiece. This consists of 32 bronze panels, which were cast by Morris Singer Founders of London, England. The altarpiece is 5 metres wide and 8 metres high (16 feet by 26 feet) and weighs 20 tons.”

It was truly amazing to see!

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