Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Rialto Theatre is a theater in the Mile End neighborhood in Montreal which was inaugurated in 1924. It is considered a national historic site of Canada. The hall is well known for its magnificent interior decoration, made by Emmanuel Briffa. Its neo-baroque style, richly decorated, has lots of marble, wood paneling, wall hangings, etc. The construction (1923-1924) is due to the Montreal architect Raoul Gariépy and he had designed it as a neighborhood cinema. Rialto featured films, musical performances and plays. The place has a capacity of 770 seats in the stalls and 600 in the balcony. The building that houses the theater also has other facilities such as a ballroom, a bowling alley, a roof garden and shops on the ground floor. It was sold around 1990 and Rialto had lost its cultural role after the sale but it was sold again and since 2010, the new owner has given it back its original role.

Tips

You can know about the different presentations on their website. The theater has an intimate atmosphere and if you are on the ground floor, you’ll still have more like that feeling. There is a bar and sometimes, you’ll also be able to have dinner during the show. The address is 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9.

St. Francis Xavier Mission, Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada

In 1667 the St. Francis Xavier Mission was established in La Prairie, 15km from Kahnawake today. The church has magnificent ceiling paintings depicting New Testament scenes and the Catholic tradition, among them, the apotheosis of St Francis Xavier, the author being a painter and Italian glassmaker; Guido Nincheri; dating from 1924 to 1928. King Charles X of France gave two paintings to the mission, the one of the Immaculate Conception and the one of St. Louis, King of France in prayer. There is also another large painting of St Francis Xavier dying, dating back to the early 19th century. The large crucifix hanging was a gift from the residents of Kahnawake in honor to the thirty-five of their number who died in late August 1907 during the collapse of a span of the Quebec Bridge under construction and the statue in wood of the Child Jesus in the world comes from the workshops of the Ursuline Sisters of Quebec (1671-1700). The statue of Kateri is the work of Médard Bourgault of St-Jean-Port-Joli (1941), her tomb is in marble. Kateri was declared venerable in 1943 and blessed in 1980 by Pope John Paul II. There are also other important works.

Tips

Enjoy your visit and see the small museum and discover manuscripts and indigenous ethnic objects as other interesting items.
You can also see the old rectory of origin (1720) and take a walk on the bridge along the old wall of Fort St. Louis (1725), you will have a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence and all Mission complex viewed from the rear.

International Exhibition of Tourism and Travel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Are you passionate about travel? You think about your next trip, but you are not sure where to go? You are counselor or travel agent and are looking for more information for you customers? So take advantage of the International Exhibition of Tourism and Travel (SITEV) held in Montreal from 20th to 22nd October 2017 at Place Bonaventure. You will meet many exhibitors who will be pleased to talk to you about different destinations, travel enthusiasts like you. You can find lot of information, advice, lectures, tours, news, catalogs, etc.

Tips

Look at the programme if you want to attend conferences or presentations.

For a better visit, leave your coat in the cloakroom (price $ 3.00).

If you are a counselor or travel agent, present your business card to the accreditation counter and you will receive your free ticket.