Make sure you sign up for the Saturday tours before the deadline - April 30.
Wednesday May 16, 2007
5.30 pm McGill CAMPUS TOUR
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and the country's leading research-intensive University. The oldest university in Montreal, McGill was founded in 1821 from a generous bequest by James McGill, a prominent Scottish merchant. Since that time, McGill has grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 32,000 students. This historical tour of McGill will cover the rise and development of the university and campus, as well as briefly outlining student and staff life. The tour is conducted by a knowledgeable graduate student.
This walking tour will start at the New Residence Hall at 5.30pm and lasts an hour. It is a free tour but group size is limited. Please sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line "IASSIST 2007: Tour of McGill."
Friday May 18, 2007
5.30 pm Walking Tour of Vieux Montréal
Reynolds Farley from University of Michigan will offer a walking tour of Old Montreal which contains the oldest buildings of the city. The tour will take you around Vieux Montreal and will end around 7.30. Click here for the proposed itinerary. The cost is $15 per person. Please sign up by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "IASSIST 2007: Walking tour."
Saturday May 19, 2007
(Reminder: The deadline to sign up for the excursions is 30 April 2007)
RENDEZ-VOUS IN QUÉBEC
Classified as an international heritage site in 1985 by UNESCO, the city of Québec, capital of the Province of Québec, is the only remaining entirely fortified city in North America. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Québec was the first permanent European settlement in New France. A natural citadel, the site dominates the St. Lawrence. Renowned for its European flavour, the city offers a rich architecture. During the tour you will see the Plains of Abraham, Notre-Dame Church, Place Royale, the National Assembly, the Montmorency Falls, the Citadelle and the famous Château Frontenac.
The tour bus will depart at 8:00am from the New Residence Hall and will return at 8:00pm back to Montreal. Cost is $90 (including taxes), which covers the cost of the bus and expert guides. For further information, contact (email@example.com). The tour is limited to 50 participants. Sign up by printing the excursion sign-up form and sending it by fax or mail to the contact information on the form. There are 5 spots left and the deadline for registration is May 18, 4 PM.
CITY TOUR: MONTREAL MIXES TRENDINESS AND TRADITION
!!!Cancelled because of lack of interest!!!
Discover Montréal with its bi-cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of the old and new on this comprehensive overview of our city. Old Montréal’s rich architectural and historical legacy, the financial district, Montréal’s leading museums, the cultural and performing arts institutions, Montréal’s elegant upper class communities, Montréal’s four universities and the world renowned St. Joseph’s Oratory. Along the way, the tour includes a stop at the summit of Mt. Royal Park for a panoramic view of Montréal and a guided visit of Notre-Dame Basilica, an outstanding example of neo-gothic architecture. Time permitting, a short drive will be taken through Ste. Helene and Notre-Dame Islands, sites of Expo ‘67 and the Montréal Grand Prix.
The tour bus will depart at 9:30am from the New Residence Hall and will return at 12.30pm. Cost is $42 (including taxes), which covers the cost of the bus, expert guide and admission to the Basilica. For further information, contact (firstname.lastname@example.org). The tour is limited to 50 participants. Sign up by printing the excursion sign-up form and sending it by fax or mail to the contact information on the form. The deadline for signing up is 30 April 2007 (5pm).
Those who are interested in a trip to the east of Montreal to see the Olympic Stadium or the Botanical Garden in the afternoon on Saturday (May 19) please contact Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu at email@example.com with the subject line "IASSIST 2007"
Other useful links to enliven your visit to Montreal:
Lachine Jet Boating
The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
Canadian Centre for Architecture
McCord Museum of Canadian History
Contemporary Art Museum of Montréal
Official Site of Old Montréal
Centre D’histoire de Montreal
Parc Jean Drapeau
Mount Royal Park
Place des Arts - Concerts and exhibitions
Links related to Montréal (including statistics)
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