For motor enthusiasts, few sounds rival the sheer exuberance of an Italian super car spooling up its engine as it careens down the straightaway. At G1Tour, guests can achieve this thrill by slipping into the cockpit of their choice of three iconic super cars. Two Ferraris?a 360 Modena and an F430?twist their tires with 400 and 490 horsepower respectively, with the potential to reach the exact top speed of a cheetah who is driving a Ferrari. If that's not enough muscle, drivers can watch the blood drain from their knuckles as they attempt to contain the furious 552-horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo, who's high-rev plant propels passengers from 0 to 100 km/h in less than four seconds.
Cars can swirl around the 1.4-kilometre Sanair's wide tracks and soft turns or race headlong down the ultra-long straightaways of the 2-kilometre Sainte-Croix. Drivers who take on Mont-Tremblant negotiate hairpin turns and corkscrews as they work the pedals around the course's 4.2-kilometre track.
Carved through the tree-lined wetlands near the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, Golf Manitou's par-58 course showcases the artistry of architect Darrell Huxham. By design, each hole is a grassy homage to a different legendary golf course—the sand encircling the tenth green, for instance, recalls the Desert Highlands Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the towering pine trees around the third hole mimic North Carolina's legendary Pinehurst. Unlike the thick shag carpet covering other courses' greens, slick bent grass makes for fast putts at almost every hole—including the fourth green's two-tiered tribute to Ballybunion Golf Club in Ireland. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at the driving range, which sports both grass and synthetic hitting bays, or practice putting and chipping on a massive 18-hole, 30,000-square-foot practice green.
Since 1993, Pink Floyd tribute band Comfortably Numb has artfully recreated the seminal psychedelic group's sonic soundscapes live in concert. Each guitar riff and synthesizer drone hearkens back to Pink Floyd's 1970s heyday, an era during which Roger Waters still performed as Pink Floyd's front man and most fans still looked for secret messages in the folds of his hair. Spectators can opt to exercise eardrums on a solitary aural expedition or double the memories by bringing along a friend. Those unfamiliar with Comfortably Numb's virtuosic ways can check out the band's videos. Concert-goers can expect unobstructed views within the confines of Métropolis's vast amphitheatre from any area without being forced to drag along a trampoline.
3.5 seconds. That's all it takes the Porsche GT3 to go from a standstill to 100 kph. At that point, though, the car is nowhere near its full potential. 200 kph and 300 kph pass by in a blur of asphalt, until the engine peaks at 315 kph. It's a feat that makes the term supercar seem like no exaggeration.
That Porsche is just one of seven high-speed luxury vehicles in G1Tour's garages. Their other automotive stars boast names like Ferrari, Audi, and Lamborghini, all of which accelerate to speeds worthy of Canada's best race tracks?which is exactly where G1Tour operates. The company hands over the keys and sends customers zipping around closed tracks throughout Quebec and Ontario, including Calabogie Motorsports Park and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. (All that's required is a valid driver's license and a brief training session.) G1Tour also rents its fleet for nights out on the town or afternoons of impressing the city's drive-through workers.
Explore the Escape Pour la vie (Space for Life) museum in Montreal to learn fascinating facts about nature and see its beauty up-close. Visit the Montreal Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium for an unforgettable experience with nature. These four remarkable museums are in Montreal’s museum district. Each museum offers a unique chance to view and learn about animals, plants and their ecosystems. At the Biodome you can travel through replicas of the four ecosystems found in the Americas. The Insectarium is where you can view insects from all over the world. Visit the Botanical Garden where you’ll awaken you senses with the fragrant scent of flowers and lush greenery. Set your eyes towards the sky as you learn more about space and astronomy at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
Parc du Mont-Royal is a 200-hectare park located right in the middle or Montreal Island. They feature the highest vantage point in the entire city at 770 feet above sea level. Designated as a park in 1876 to preserve this scenic stretch of wildness from the rampant deforestation of the time, it was landscaped by none other than Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for designing and executing New York City’s Central Park. Some of the relics of a world-class sculpture show that was hosted in the park in 1964 can still be seen to this day. Other interesting locations worth visiting in the park include the Beaver Lake pavilion, which provides summer visitors with a sliver of shade and winter sports enthusiasts with shelter from the brisk winds.