It was on March 4, 2009, minus 25 degrees, imagine yourselves getting out of the car to look at the viewpoint when you stop feeling your face, hands, even your knees! The floor was frozen, and I held on the bar so I wouldn´t fall. 5 minutes and running towards the car to the on the heater. There were some nice views, a pretty city, but too cold to handle.
The Montreal Botanical Garden is located in the north of the city. We came by bike (With Bixi service, it takes about 40 minutes from the centre, and we stopped halfway). It's a huge garden where you can easily spend the whole day, and there are plenty of designated picnic areas. Within you can find different areas: 1. Japanese garden area, with small houses containing activities aimed at the public. 2. Green houses with species from ecosystems from around the world. 3. Museum of the Indigenous Canadian people. 4. Garden area, containing Canadian species which are basically the same as in Europe.