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Montreal Clock Tower, 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.
Also 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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  • A historic monument, which has withstood the time and tide. Great vantage point to view the city and the river front!  more »
  • Montreal Clock Tower is amazing and impressive and can be viewed from several places alongside the old port. One can even climb to the top of same for some unique views of the surroundings.  more »
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  • It has a nice smell epic meme got the bread
  • Great views. I recommend arriving early as it started to get crowded before noon. Stairs get fairly narrow to the top but otherwise not too difficult of a trip. Opening hours state 11AM, but the stairs were open about 15 minutes earlier when I visited.

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