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Clock Tower Beach, Montreal

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Montreal Clock Tower is located in Quai de l'Horloge, originally called the Victoria Pier, in the Old Port of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.OverviewAlso called The Sailors' Memorial Clock, the cornerstone was laid by the Prince of Wales, on Oct. 31, 1919, with the 45-metre tower completed two years later as a memorial to the Canadian sailors who died in the First World War. The original plans called for the clockworks to be connected to five bells that would chime every hour, but the carillon was never built. The clock was constructed in Croydon, England by the firm of Gillett & Johnston, and its mechanism is similar to the one that drives Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster.Visitors can make the 192-step climb to take in the view.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is a beautiful clock tower. We didn't go in cause you have to climb the stairs to the top for $2. I looked inside and didn't see an elevator. I would have given a higher score if I went inside.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The beach itself has no swimming and is a narrow strip of sand with umbrellas... Given the urban setting, I suppose it's better than nothing, but I'd never spend the day at "the beach." The clock towe...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    The beach was closed when we visited (arrived there late morning on a weekday). We sat in the shade beneath the clock tower and enjoyed looking at the river for a short while. It takes some time to wa...  more »

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