Montreal – An Eastern Circumnavigation Video

This is a time-lapse video of a car trip I made around the eastern half of Île de Montréal in December of 2009.

The music track is “Comme des Enfants” by Cœur de Pirate  from her 2008 self-titled debut album. It and her recently released sophomore album “Blonde” are available on iTunes.

This video was shot with Canon 5D mark II using a 28mm f/1.8 lens and a MacGyvered/ghetto rig that involved my Induro tripod, Manfrotto head and using my laptop bag as a mounting weight. Here’s a picture of the setup:

Montreal Circumnavigation Camera Rig

Montreal Circumnavigation Camera Rig

You can trace my route around Montreal on this Google Map:

Map of route

Some of the geographic highlights:

A & O – Start and End points of the journey dominated by the large yellow house on the North-East corner of Gouin & Saint-Laurent

D – Gouin Est & 28e Av features a float-plane parking lot on the north side

F – Is the Rue Bureau Cul-de-Sac at the eastern tip of Montreal

J – Caserne Letourneux – a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-style building at the corner of Notre-Dame and Letourneux

K & L – Passing under the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and heading into the Ville-Marie Expressway Tunnel

N – Schwartz’s – home of the world’s greatest sandwich

“Stretch” – Safety chain catches refuse and algae at the historic dam at ??le de la Visitation, #Montreal – #photo #travel #water


??le de la Visitation is an unexpected gem in Northern Montreal that I highly recommend visiting. 

In addition to being a unique residential community that reminds me of Toronto Island’s inhabited regions, it contains the preserved remains of a decaying mill and miles of nature trails to explore.

Learn more about the islandHERE or visit it via the google maps link below: