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Old 17-07-22, 14:42
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Default What WW2 places to visit in Quebec and Montreal?

What places to visit in Quebec and Montreal?
A friend will be in those cities from August 2 and wants to know that you can travel in everything related to WW2.
Museums, militaria and surplus stores.
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Old 17-07-22, 15:54
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Quebec City has much to offer as a tourist location and is a UNESCO site. The Citadel located on the highest point of the city is home to the 2nd Battalion R22eR and also contains the R22eR Museum. The Wartime Quebec Conference was held at the Citadel and there is a daily changing of the guard which starts at 1000.

The Naval Museum of Quebec down by the docks is also worth a visit and is a nice walk. In October 1914 the First Contingent consisting of over 30,000 men of the CEF sailed from QC docks in one of the largest convoys to cross the Atlantic.

QC is nice to walk around but keep in mind you need to be in good shape as the topography is steep. The food and service in QC is excellent; Pub St-Patrick has great pub fare, the Brasserie Led Mordus at the Clarendon Hotel has good fish and 1640 Bistro has excellent food. The beer is good in every location.

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Old 18-07-22, 12:22
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Old 18-07-22, 14:08
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Montreal has an attitude that is less open-minded of its history than Quebec. The long simmering tensions between English and French communities is viewed as old equals English, except for cultural, social and entertainment history. French-language nationalists over the decades have worked diligently to dismiss and reduce all evidence of the large English language community. The mayor of Montreal during WW2 was Camillien Houde, and he was locally quite popular but vigorously opposed conscription, and the Mounties arrested him for sedition. Even though Montreal has always been a large population centre and had recruit and supply depots, I cannot think of any WW2-era public fixtures that remain.

That said, the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps museum was at Longue Pointe barracks for many years. Their outdoor displays of vehicles was good, but condition-wise was an embarrassment. I recall seeing wooden artillery carriage wheels that were rotten and only the paint forming a skin. The axles were propped up with jack stands.
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There is prefair surplus outside of Montreal, and you may still find a bit of WW2 surplus there. I have always enjoyed my shopping trips there.
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Old 18-07-22, 22:42
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A decade ago, yes, but things have changed. Sadly, Prefair sells little in the way of military surplus these days and I would not recommend visiting unless you are looking for surplus work clothing.
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What good information and data they are providing!
Thank you so much!
It will be very helpful to my friend all the comments!
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