Sun, hot sand, spectacular views, evenings at La Buvette by APOLLO, and
MONTREAL, May 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With close to 100 activities for
the whole family, the Old Port of Montréal is an essential destination
this summer. And now there is another great reason for Montréalers and
visitors to make their way down to the Old Port: they can spend the day
relaxing on the Clock Tower Beach for free.
Vamos a la playa!
The beach will be open every weekend starting May 25, and seven days a
week starting on June 22. Entrance is free in the daytime from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. To give beach-goers the ultimate experience, chef Giovanni
Apollo will be setting up his "beachside" gourmet concept for the
second year, offering a new assortment of refreshing, simple and
delicious menu items. La Buvette by APOLLO also has some exciting
surprises in store for cocktail-hour enthusiasts who stay a little
longer: the venue will present 60 evening events featuring guest
artists and DJs, with an entrance fee. Friends can meet up at La
Buvette to enjoy a drink and some creative, casual, summer-time
cuisine, all to a backdrop of lively music.
From June 22 to July 1, Coppertone presents Art in the Sand at the Clock Tower Beach. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the
sand sculptors hard at work the weekend of June 22 and 23. You are sure
to be impressed by the extraordinary possibilities of this ephemeral
art form! Also at the Clock Tower Beach: Sleeman invites people out
free of charge for the Sleeman Fireworks Nights. Starting a 8 p.m., fireworks enthusiasts will get front-row views to
take in the nine nights of fireworks in an explosive musical ambiance.
Get the most out of summer by enjoying the two dozen different artistic
and cultural events that are available. Among them, there's the Grégory Charles theatre, which opens its doors May 24 with an exciting interactive show
called Vintage. And the Eureka Festival, a large-scale popular celebration of science for curious minds of all
ages, will be back June 14 to 16 with more than 100 free activities. On
June 21, celebrate the longest day of the year with the loud and
exclusive Red Bull Solstice event at the Old Port.
The Old Port will also play host to Canada Day celebrations, the 10th anniversary of the Montreal International Reggae Festival, Montréal's large-scale gay celebration Divers/Cité, the major Arab World celebration Orientalys, and the cultural military event Army of Culture, to name but a few.
Street food, patios and riverside dining
Starting May 18, innovative street food comes to the Old Port with the
introduction of three new food trucks: Dic Ann's, specializing in hamburgers with a signature spicy sauce, Déli du Vieux-Port, offering smoked meat and fish and chips, and Moozoo, which serves up smoothies, shakes, frozen yogurt, gelato and more.
The Cavalier Maxim, the Petit Navire, the Absolu 80 yacht and the
Bateau-Mouche welcome visitors for lunch throughout the week. Moored at
the Jacques-Cartier pier, these vessels also offer a variety of river
cruises. As well, visitors can enjoy an array of body treatments at the
Bota Bota floating spa, "where gentle waves lull your soul."
Brimming with exclusive events, new experiences and family activities,
the Old Port also offers river excursions, romantic dinners or quick
meals at its many eateries, trendy cocktail bars, and strolls along the
walkway of summer boutiques to start off the evening.
Sharkfest at the Montréal Science Centre!
The sharks have settled into the Science Centre for the whole summer,
and visitors are in for an extra treat. First, the Centre presents Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, a brand-new exhibit with teeth to it! Visitors are plunged into the
world of the ocean's most impressive yet misunderstood predator. They
can confront myth and reality, discover the latest facts and learn
captivating stories. Also featured are life-size shark models, two frozen specimens―a mako shark and its
favourite prey, a Pacific red tuna―a vast collection of jaws, teeth and
real shark fossils, underwater diving cages, and much more.
Then, starting May 31, the Centre's IMAX®TELUS theatre presents its new film, Great White Shark 3D, which explores this animal's place in our imagination and fears, and its
position at the top of the ocean food chain. Produced by Giant Screen
Films and shot in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the
film restores to its rightful place a mythical creature that has been
stigmatized by its portrayal in the 1970s movie JAWS.
For more information
www.oldportofmontreal.com and www.montrealsciencecentre.com
To download high-resolution photos of the Clock Tower Beach,
click here: http://www.vieuxportdemontreal.com/media/PlagedeHorlogeClockTowerBeach/
The Old Port of Montréal Corporation thanks its main partner, the
Government of Canada. The Montreal Science Centre would like to
acknowledge its presenting sponsors, Hydro-Québec and TELUS, also title
sponsor of the IMAX®TELUS Theatre. The Old Port of Montréal wishes also
to thank its partners, TELUS, Sleeman, Coca-Cola and ESKA.
SOURCE: OLD PORT OF MONTREAL CORPORATION
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