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Founded somewhere in the late 1680s, Pointe-Claire is home to the Pointe-Claire Windmill, which is also the symbol of the city. The island suburb, although dominated by a residential area, is known for economic and manufacturing activities that provide for a large percentage of employment in the city. Home to many businesses and offices, the place is noted for a booming healthcare and social sector. Located only 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Montreal, Pointe-Claire is known for its historic attractions like Terra-Cotta Natural Park, Morin Chapel and many more.
National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire is a cemetery dedicated to the veterans who lost their lives while fighting for the nation. The cemetery is run by a private organization called Last Post Fund which ensures that the heroes get their due respect even after their death. The cemetery has a massive entrance called the Gate of Remembrance and also has a chapel called Memorial Chapel on site
Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park is famous for its old growth hardwood forest, tremendous array of wild flowers and all sorts of wildlife both terrestrial and aquatic. There are trails along peaceful streams, and canoeing is also available. In winter there is cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with several chalets along the way where you can warm up any cold extremities. The interpretation center offers a picnic grounds and an open air base for kids. Children will get a kick out of watching black-capped chickadees and hairy woodpeckers vie for food at the bird-feeding stations.
Enjoy a day outdoors at the Parc Berthiaume-du-Tremblay in Laval. The park offers picnic areas, playgrounds as well as a swimming pool for sports enthusiasts. It also has a tennis court, soccer and baseball stadiums.
J. S. Marshall Radar Observatory, associated with McGill University in Saint-Anne-De-Bellevue, facilitates many weather radars as well meteorological sensors. This institution is great for students who can perform their research in remote sensing areas. Training and research being the main focus, they also work towards upgrading their system to process signals and analysing data.
The Morgan Arboretum, located within the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, covers a reserved land of approximate 245 hectares (610 acres). Serving multiple purposes of recreation, academic education and conservation, the arboretum is known to house many different kinds of flora and fauna, including over 150 species of birds, of which about 100 are bred within the reserve itself. The Morgan Arboretum is also famous for producing maple syrup using traditional methods and techniques, which is commenced in spring after a formal, social sugaring off event.
Nestled in Montreal's Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue neighborhood, John Abbott College was the first English-speaking college to be established on the city's western end. Established in 1971, the college gets its name from the third Prime Minister of the country. The university offers pre-graduation and post-graduation courses in computer science, business, social science, information technology, publication and more.
The Lachine Canal was one of the most important waterways in Canadian history. Its construction, between 1825 and 1873, allowed expanded navigation into the St Lawrence River and facilitated Montreal's continued expansion. Nowadays the main attraction is the delightful cycle, walking and inline skating path leading from Lachine right into the Downtown area. An interpretive center offers a permanent exhibit outlining the phases of the canal's construction and history.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal that was erected way back in 1843, linked the Lake Saint-Louis and the Lake des Deux-Montagnes. Now no longer used for commercial purposes, its mostly popular as a boating venue.
One of the foremost Jewish cemeteries in the city, the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery was established in 1905. This is the final resting place of many notable Canadian personalities, authors and so forth.
The Ben Weider Jewish Community Center (JCC) is home to the Montreal wing of the Young Men and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA). It is primarily meant to preserve the integrity and cultural heritage of the Jewish community. To this end the YM-YWHA organizes a variety of events at the JCC. Grand Raffles, sports training, Israel festivals and Health courses for everyone. Apart from these, the YM-YWHA holds Folk dance festivals too, to promote Jewish culture in Montreal.
L'oratoire St Joseph du Mont Royal (St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal) is recognized as one of the great spiritual centers of the world and attracts more than two million visitors a year. Many are simply curious, but some pilgrims climb the steps of the Oratory on their knees, hoping that God will answer their prayers. The Oratory's magnificent copper dome, which can be seen for several kilometers around, is second in size only to St. Peter's. Inside, it contains a basilica, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrement, Brother André's tomb and two museums in his honor.