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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
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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.
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.
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
Action every second! No faster, snappier game than
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.
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-
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
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.
A Playground in the Heart of the City
A mile in sixty seconds! That's
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!
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!"
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.
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!"
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.
"The poetry of motion" was first said not of dancing but of
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.
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.
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I'he roarin' game of Auld Scotia is
played nightly by hundreds of enthusi-
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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
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.
Bona-fide citizens of the United States require no passports in
entering Canada, but should be prepared to furnish evidence of
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.
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.
St. Hubert, eight miles from centre of city.
Bois Franc, six mjles from centre of city.
Vickers Air Harbour (Seaplanes only).
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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