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Activity for the long weekend: Discover Montreal’s railway history through CN’s archives
MONTREAL, June 22, 2017 – Montréal en Histoires has some new content for you to discover over this long weekend: the history of the railway through CN’s past. From the beginnings of the railroad, through our country’s industrial development, the app lets you travel through time along CN’s milestones.
To learn about railway history, you need to go to Old Montreal to enjoy various experiences. The experience has three components: three points of interest, an augmented reality segment—both available on the app—and a hosted projection of archives at the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and de la Commune Street. The stories that will be told include, among others, the central role that the railway industry played in expanding the nation towards Western Canada, and how it impacted modernity, industrialization and innovation.
“As a company headquartered in Montreal for nearly 100 years, CN is proud to contribute to the city’s 375th anniversary celebration and to support Montréal en Histoires”, said Luc Jobin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CN.
Presented by Bell, the free Montréal en Histoires app is available in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Mandarin) and has been downloaded over 110,000 times. The app is indispensable for exploring the city, for both locals and visitors alike!
About Montréal en Histoires
Montréal en Histoires has the goal of creating various projects to enable Montrealers, visitors and tourists to discover, explore and celebrate Montreal’s history. Montréal en Histoires has three main focuses: Cité Mémoire, a large-scale production from Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard; techno-historic tours; and an educational platform to learn about the history of Montreal.
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