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rs itself with more abandon into the 
f its distinctive winter diversions 
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i hockey, ski-ing, skating, toboggan- 
ileighdriving, sledding and sadile- 
by the thousands or the tens of 
city's population of a round mil ion 
:he lure of the thrilling exhibitions of 
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e of Montreal in winter is equable, 
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T , . , No aspect of Montreal's winter 

Just Around j g mQre important or more in . 
the isomer terestin g to t h e visitor than 
that participating in or witnessing the season's 
typical sports involves no element of incon- 
venience, hardship or social isolation. All these 
pleasures are to be found within easy walking 
or riding distance of luxurious hotels. They 
are as accessible as the modern departmental 
stores and specialty shops; as the taxis, buses, 
trams and other means of rapid transit; and 
as the theatres, cabarets, night clubs and 
kindred entertainments which Montreal pos- 
sesses in common with other great cities. 



„ . „, , Of the winter joys that make 

*f tur * M * de . Montreal so desirable an 
this Playground objective for a day > s visit> a 

week-end or a prolonged stay, many focus upon 
Mount Royal, rearing its imposing bulk to a 
height of more than six hundred feet in the very 
heart of the metropolis to which it has given 
its name. The city in its growth has com- 
pletely encircled the eminence and has spread 
up its picturesque slopes until checked by the 
boundaries of Mount Royal Park, which pre- 
serves the summit and a surrounding area of 
nearly five hundred acres as a magnificent 
natural domain and a playground for the people 
for all time. The winding roads, gentle inclines 
and precipitous declivities of the park give ample 
space and enviable opportunities for a wide choice of sports. Motor 
cars are banned in the park, but horse-drawn vehicles and footpaths 
give a choice of means of access to all points of interest while a tram 
route carries passengers to within five minutes' walk of the Lookout 
and the summit. 



Where History 
Is Alive 



In addition to the particular seasonal attractions 
which give such interest and charm to Montreal 
in winter, the visitor finds also the features 
which differentiate the city from any and all other great centres of 
population on this continent. Here civic, national and international 
history extending back three centuries is made visual. Here are to 
be seen the authentic sites or the actual structures which recall the 
founders of Ville Marie, as the first settlement (1642) was called, 
or their immediate successors, the French soldiers, explorers, voy- 
ageurs and missionaries who were the first to penetrate the wilder- 
ness of interior North America, the first to gaze upon Niagara Falls 
and sail the uncharted Great Lakes, the first to view and descend 
the mighty Mississippi. From seventeenth century Montreal 
started the men to whom Detroit, Duluth, Sault Ste. Marie, Joliet, 
Marquette and a score of other cities owe their origin and their 
names. Montreal is an inseparable part of the history not alone 
of Canada but of the whole Middle West of the United States, and 
the visitor from the great Republic comes not among an alien 
people but one partnered with his own for three hundred years in 
opening to civilization and developing the mid-continent. 



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queraders crowding the streets in happy revelry. Montreal's racial 
blend has also produced a type of gracious hospitality, combining 
the hearty friendliness of the English-Canadian and the courtesy 
and generosity of the French stock, which quickly puts the stranger 
at his ease and greatly enhances the delight of a stay, long or short. 



Queens 
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See the North Half 
of America First 



Montreal's slogan for its American guests, 
"Abroad Without Crossing the Seas," has 
had a potent appeal to many thousands who 
desired to see a country other than their own at a moderate expen- 
diture of time and money and without passports or the many other 
vexatious formalities, delays, inconveniences and uncertainties of 
trans-Atlantic and European travel. You, too, can follow their 
trail and see the most picturesque, the most joyous and the most 
hospitable city of the New World. Come to Montreal this winter 
and enjoy a new and unforgettable experience. 





The Laurentians, a paradise 

of mountains and lakes two 

hours' train ride from 

Montreal. 



Action every second! No faster, snappier game than 

HOCKEY 

MONTREAL stands pre-eminent in the game of hockey. Years 
before the hockey craze swept over the Eastern States, pro- 
fessional and amateur games were attracting throngs of 
spectators in Montreal, until universal demand led to the erection 
of steel and concrete buildings especially designed for hockey 
contests, into which fourteen thousand fans, delirious with excite- 
ment, have crowded to witness crucial matches. Most games are 
played on artificial ice, spectators occupy reserved seats, and the 
rink is heated. 

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With swoop and dip the skilful skier emulates the swallow. 

SKI-ING AND SKI JUMPING 

Mount Royal Park and Fletcher's Field give skiers a choice of 
snow-clad terrain varying from level stretches and the gentlest of 
slopes to steep descents which prove exacting tests of skill and daring. 

The Montreal Ski Club, Inc., with clubhouse and jumps con- 
veniently situated at Cote des Neiges Hill, will stage interesting 
competitions every Saturday afternoon in January and February, 
including several championship meets. The club has arranged 
special facilities for winter visitors, supplying skis and clothing and 
providing an expert instructor and guide either for outings in Mount 
Royal Park or adjacent to the city, or for longer trips in the Lauren- 
tian Mountains. 

Information regarding these privileges may be obtained from the 
clubhouse, on application to the leading hotels, or from the Montreal 
Tourist and Convention Bureau. 



"Soop 'er up, mon; soop 'er up!" It's a bonnie game, the 

CURLING 

Privileges of the dozen or more curling clubs in Montreal, espe- 
cially those of the Thistle and St. George's Clubs, are open to 
visiting curlers suitably vouched for by their home clubs, their hotels, 
or the Montreal Tourist and Convention Bureau, Inc. 



MOUNT ROYAL 
PARK 

A Playground in the Heart of the City 



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A mile in sixty seconds! That's 

TOBOGGANING 



A six-chute slide, nearly a mile in length, is maintained on Mount 
Royal by the Park Slide Club, reached from the principal hotels 
by a drive of fifteen minutes or a half-hour walk. Throughout 
the winter it is the rendezvous for hundreds fond of this thrilling 
but safe sport. The slide is operated daily from 3 to 5.30 p.m. and 
again from 8 to 10.30 p.m. The hotels are supplied with tickets 
entitling guests to the privileges of the slide and clubhouse for a 
nominal fee, and toboggans may be rented at the club at a moderate 
charge for an afternoon or evening. 

The Club's annual Fete de Nuit is a gala night, with huge bon- 
fires, fireworks, colorful illuminations, torchlight processions, and 
the tobogganers in blanket costumes, forming a fairy-like scene. 



Cantering through a white world! 

RIDING 

The motor car has never quite displaced the horse in the affec- 
tions of the true Montrealer, and few are the days in winter when 
the roads and bridle-paths of Mount Royal lack their quota of 
riders, enjoying an athletic pursuit which exercises every muscle of 
the body and stirs the blood until it bids defiance to the cold. At 
several good riding academies in the city, saddle-horses may be 
rented for any period desired. 



"Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching!" 

SNOWSHOEING 

The snowshoe clubs in Montreal have a hearty welcome for 
visitors wishing to take part in either an exhilarating outing on 
snowshoes or in the social features which accompany the sport. 
The St. George's Snowshoe Club, which has a comfortable clubhouse, 
has inaugurated a regular tramp for every Tuesday evening, followed 
by a jolly supper at which old-time songs are sung and reminiscences 
of former tramps are exchanged. Introductions to the various clubs 
may be arranged through the Montreal Tourist and Convention 
Bureau, Inc., or through the visitor's hotel. 




Tingling frost, good company and ring of steel on glassy ice. 

SKATING 

Devotees of skating find in Montreal full opportunity to enjoy 
this healthful and zestful exercise. The Montreal Amateur Athletic 
Association's open-air rink, and the indoor rinks of the Forum, 
the Arena and the Coliseum, are open to the public both afternoon 
and evening at a moderate admission fee, while scattered throughout 
the city are numerous proprietary or civic free rinks. 



"O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!" 

SLEIGH DRIVING 

While the streets of Montreal and the adjacent highways are 
c'eared for motor traffic throughout the winter, sufficient snow 
surface is left for the sleighs which are so popular with visitors and 
citizens alike. Many are of the low-built habitant type seldom 
seen outside of Quebec Province, others are cutters of handsome 
design, and still others, known as "kingfishers," carry merry parties 
of twenty to thirty for daylight or moonlight drives. To tourists 
from regions where snow is a rarity, a sleigh drive is an especially 
novel and enjoyable event. 

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"The poetry of motion" was first said not of dancing but of 

FIGURE SKATING 

Montreal produced the Rubenstein brothers, who between them 
held the Canadian, American and World's championships for figure 
skating for many years, and the city has many skilled exponents of 
this most graceful of exercises, to which the Winter Club on Drum- 
mond Street is devoted. 

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EQUIPMENT AND TOGGERY 

Equipment and toggery for ski-ing, skating, tobogganing and 
other winter sports are easily and quickly procurable by purchase 
from numerous mercantile establishments, or by rental at reasonable 
rates by hour, day or week from leading hotels and sports out filters. 




Ice-trotting races have many devote 
among Montreal residents aiid visiloi 



I'he roarin' game of Auld Scotia is 
played nightly by hundreds of enthusi- 
astic curlers. 




Above — Cote des Neiges Road entrance to Mount Royal Park. Many Montreal girls are adepts at hockey, 
Centre— Park Tobogganing Club's slide on Mount Royal, where Canada's national winter game, 

the speed mania may be indulged with absolute safety. 




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COSMOPOLITAN MONTREAL Canadian Customs Regulations 



S~^*>^~~) HE metropolis of Canada — its population of one 
I /*~~'^ million making it the largest city in Canada and 
f / the seventh largest in North America; the chief 

V I financial, commercial, industrial and transporta- 

V a tion centre of the Dominion; summer terminus of 

— trans-Atlantic passenger and freight traffic, and 

headquarters of the world's two largest transportation systems, 
the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National Railways- 
Montreal occupies a unique place among the great cities of the 
globe, and has in recent years become a veritable Mecca for 
tourists and convention gatherings. 



LIKE AN OLD-WORLD CITY 

Montreal's combination of English-speaking and French- 
speaking citizens, with an alloy of other races, gives it the duality 
of population and the spirit of cosmopolitanism that make it dis- 
tinctive among world cities. It is differentiated from other 
Canadian, British, American or Continental centres, being a 
blend of the attributes of all four. The older portions of the 
city preserve many architectural and civic characteristics of 
its earlier years, while in the surrounding countryside are found 
a simplicity of life and a survival of quaint institutions and cus- 
toms recalling the seventeenth century Brittany and Normandy 
whence came the ancestors of the French-Canadian habitants of 
to-day. 

HISTORY AND TRADITION 

Founded in 1642 near the site of a large Indian village visited 
by Jacques Cartier in 1534, Montreal proudly cherishes historical 
associations and traditions which are knit into the very begin- 
nings of civilization in the New World. 

Here the old and the new are strikingly blended, and the 
visitor finds buildings erected two and one-half centuries ago 
side by side with structures which are the product of modern 
engineering skill. Of the numberless spots in and near Montreal 
which are worth a visit, these few may be cited: Chateau de 
Ramezay, built in 1705; Seminary of St. Sulpice, built in 1685; 
Notre Dame Church, built in 1824, on the site of an earlier 
church dating to 1672; St. Joseph's Oratory, the scene of many 
pilgrimages and some remarkable cures; the city's principal parks 
—Mount Royal, Lafontaine and Westmount; McGill University 
and the Universite de Montreal; the Art Gallery, the Civic 
Library and the new City Hall; St. Helen's Island and the new 
Harbour Bridge, and the new airport at St. Hubert, terminus for 
British Airship Service and New York-Montreal airmails. 

A MOUNTAIN PARADISE 

Thirty miles from the city rise the foothills of the Laurentian 
range — a paradise of Nature comprising thousands of square 
miles dotted with gem-like lakes and brawling mountain streams 
teeming with fish, stately mountain peaks and smiling valleys, 
and wooded areas in which rove deer, moose and many other 
varieties of wild game, and offering endless opportunities for 
distinctive winter sports. 



For a period of sixty days a motorist who is a resident of the 
United States may bring his car into Canada, FOR TOURING 
PURPOSES ONLY, and return to the United States either by 
port of entry or by any other port, without having to file a bond 
with the Canadian Customs Officials. All that is required is 
that he fill out at the Customs Office at the border on entering 
Canada a form in which particulars are given respecting his car. 
This form is made out in duplicate, a copy being retained by the 
Customs Officer, and one by the motorist, which is to be surren- 
dered to the Customs Officer at the port of exit on leaving Canada. 

At the expiry of the sixty-day period, an extension of thirty 
days to the original sixty-day permit may be secured on applica- 
tion to the nearest Collector of Canadian Customs. 

No extension of a free entry touring permit will be made 
beyond the ninety-day period, but a tourist desiring to keep his 
car in Canada for a longer time may do so on proving his status 
as a tourist and furnishing a bond for double the amount of duty 
to which his car is subject. This entitles him to remain for a 
total period of six months, dating from the time of original entry 
and inclusive of the sixty or ninety day period already spent in 
Canada. At the expiry of the six month period the car must 
be re-exported or the bond will be forfeited. 

There is no restriction on the number of sixty-day permits 
issued in any one year provided the car has been taken out of 
Canada on the expiry of a previous sixty-day permit or thirty- 
day extension thereto. 

U.S. Customs Regulations 

The law requires that every person entering the United States 
shall make a declaration and entry of personal baggage. The 
senior member of a family present as a passenger may, however, 
declare for the entire family. 

Returning residents of the United States must declare all 
articles acquired abroad in their baggage or on their persons, 
whether by purchase, by gift or otherwise, and whether dutiable 
or free of duty. Exemption, however, will be allowed by Cus- 
toms Officers of articles aggregating not over $100 in value, if 
suitable for personal or household use or as souvenirs or curios, 
and whether intended for the personal use of the passengers or as 
gifts or presents to others, provided the articles are not bought on 
commission for another person nor intended for sale. Articles 
so exempt from duty must, nevertheless, be declared. 

Passengers must not deduct $100 exemption in making out 
their declarations. Deductions will be made by Customs Officers. 

Each passenger over 18 years of age may bring in free of duty 
50 cigars or 300 cigarettes, or smoking tobacco not exceeding 3 
pounds, if for the bona-fide use of such passenger. These 
articles must be declared, but will be passed free by Customs 
Officers in addition to the $100 exemption. 

The offering of gratuities or bribes to Customs Officers is a 
violation of law. 

All articles acquired abroad should be packed whenever 
possible in one receptacle. This will save trouble and incon- 
venience at time of examination. 

U.S. Customs Officers are located at Windsor and Bonaventure 
Stations. Baggage not examined at these points will be for- 
warded to destination, if a bond port, for examination. If destin- 
ation is not a bond port, inspection will be made at the frontier. 



Immigration Regulations 

CANADA 

Bona-fide citizens of the United States require no passports in 
entering Canada, but should be prepared to furnish evidence of 
identity. 

Cards showing membership in recognized motor clubs or 
associations are usually accepted for this purpose. 

Foreign-born citizens and alien residents of the United States 
should carry credentials establishing their legal residence there. 

UNITED STATES 

Tourists returning from Canada to the United States should be 
careful to have proofs of American citizenship or right to residence 
in that country, as otherwise they may be denied re-entrance tem- 
porarily or even permanently. 



MONTREAL AIRPORTS 

St. Hubert, eight miles from centre of city. 
Bois Franc, six mjles from centre of city. 
Vickers Air Harbour (Seaplanes only). 



TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS 

Canadian Pacific Railway 
Canadian National Railways 
Canada Steamship Lines, Limited 
Provincial Transport Company 



POPULAR FOR CONVENTIONS 

Montreal has come to the fore as a convention centre, and the 
number of important gatherings of business, fraternal and other 
bodies is practically doubling with each successive season. 
Montreal's accessibility from other large cities, its excellent rail, 
water and highway connections, its palatial hotels, and its distinc- 
tive characteristics make it an ideal convention point. 

INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS 

Besides " Montreal Winter Attractions" the Montreal Tourist 
& Convention Bureau, Inc., has prepared another folder, "Cos- 
mopolitan Montreal," which it will forward on application. An 
i fficial road map issued by the Provincial Department of Highways 
is also sent on request. The Bureau welcomes enquiries regard- 
ing aspects of Montreal not covered in its booklets, customs 
formalities, fish and game regulations, detailed instructions as to 
routes, lists of hotels, etc. The Bureau's facilities are at the 
disposal of prospective tourist and convention officials or delegates. 



THE MONTREAL TOURIST AND CONVENTION BUREAU, INCORPORATED 



THEODORE G. MORGAN, President. 



NEW BIRKS BUILDING, PHILLIPS SQUARE, MONTREAL, P.O. 

ARMAND DUPUIS, Vice-President. GEORGE A. GRAFFTEY, Convention Manager. GEORGE A. McNAMEE, Secretary-Treasurer. 




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