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PyCon 2015 - Explore Montreal

Explore Montréal

Sponsored by Caktus Group

PyCon 2015 is in the center of an exciting city full of great food, culture, and history. It would be a shame to not check it out while you're in town!
In addition to the conference's five tracks of talks, there will be a sixth track – an opportunity for you to explore Montréal. These events are open to all PyCon attendees and those traveling with them to PyCon. 

WhatWhen
Free guided tour of Old MontréalFriday April 10h, 10:30am - 1pm
Free guided tour of Plateau Mont-RoyalSaturday April 11th, 10:30am - 1pm
Your own discovery of Montreal using DucklingSunday April 12th, 10:30am - 1pm

Guided Tour of Old Montréal (Friday)

The conference venue is adjacent to Old Montréal, the historical part of the city. This tour will take you through narrow cobblestone streets lined with buildings that date as far back as the 1600s. We'll pass by many souvenir shops, galleries, and restaurants, as well as take in some of Montreal's landmarks. Since we're not too far from the conference centre, grabbing lunch at one of the restaurants along Rue St-Paul before heading back is a tasty possibility! You'll be responsible for paying for your own lunch.

Eventbrite - PyCon 2015: Explore Montréal

Guided Tour of Plateau Mont-Royal (Saturday)

One of the most well known neighbourhoods of Montreal, the Plateau Mont-Royal is characterized by brightly coloured houses, cafés, book shops, and a laissez-faire attitude. It's the location of some famous attractions on Saint Laurent Boulevard, including Schwartz's Deli (famous for its Montreal smoked meat), and a weekend street fair during the summer that sees extremely crowded streets. In 1997, Utne Reader rated it one of the 15 "hippest" neighbourhoods in North America. Note: This tour will required 2 metro tickets ($6.00). If you can, please buy them before the tour to avoid line ups.
Eventbrite - PyCon 2015: Explore Montréal

Duckling Outings

Within a 10 minute walk, a world of choice awaits you. To find out where others are going and to join them, use Duckling, brought to you by Caktus Group.
Caktus made Duckling because of how much we love the impromptu outings at PyCon. We wanted to build an app that helps us focus on fun, not logistics. Duckling makes it easy for you to find and join outings during PyCon or to create your own.

Happy Exploring!

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