Join us from February 14-17, 2017

5th CMPA Congress, Montreal, Quebec

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Companions Program

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
10:30 Departure
10:45 Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Pointe-à-Callière, a recognized national historical and archaeological site, leads visitors through centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day. The Museum showcases major archaeological discoveries made on this site and which bear evidence of over 1,000 years of human activities on the very birthplace of Montréal. Pointe-à-Callière houses and protects remarkable archaeological remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity.
13:00 Lunch – Les Enfants Terribles – Au Sommet Place Ville Marie
Friendly and bubbly, this gem at the top of what is arguably Montreal’s most distinctive building, Place Ville Marie, Les Enfants Terribles offers not only a fantastic panoramic view but a bold and reinvented expression of Quebec cuisine!
14:15 Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Observatory Deck
Place Ville Marie is a 188m, 47-storey, cruciform tower built in 1962 as headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada. The newly-openened observatory deck not only provides for an aerial discovery of the city but also comprises an interactive and collaborative experience. Immerse yourself in Montreal’s daily rituals through 55 video portraits and more than 500 images from the City of Montreal’s archives and social media; get to know Montrealers like Olympic athletes Jennifer Abel and Caroline Ouellette, choreographer Marie Chouinard, comedian Sugar Sammy, conductor Kent Nagano, DJ Ghislain Poirier, circus troop Les 7 doigts de la main, and restauranteur Martin Picard!
15:00 Return – Undergound City Walk
Place Ville Marie is also a nexus for Montreal’s Underground City – the world’s largest, with indoor access to over 1,600 businesses, several subway stations and tunnels extending throughout downtown. Quietly walk back to the Intercontinental hotel via a guided tour through Montreal’s famous underground city (a 1.5km stroll).
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
10:00 Departure
10:30 Harricana par Mariouche
Inspired by the northern Quebec river of the same name where the first fur trade is said to have taken place centuries ago between europeans and first nations, Harricana is the brainchild of Montreal fashion sensation, designer Mariouche Gagné. Mariouche’s creations at Harricana, based on recycled fur, have won numerous prizes and are now exported throughout the world. Today, Mariouche herself will lead the tour through the Harricana facility where participants will also have an opportunity to make their own fur creation incorporating Mariouche’s expertise.
11:30 Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois
Participants will enjoy a tour of Montreal’s renowned artisan chocolate factory Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois. You will learn how the decadent handmade chocolates are made with various fillings and experience the real feeling of being a chocolatier!
13:00 Lunch
14:15 Grévin Montréal
Specializing in the art of make-believe, the famous Grévin wax museum was founded in 1882 in Paris. In 2013, a new Grévin museum was opened, this time in Montreal. Similar in scope to the original Paris location, Grévin Montréal features wax adaptations of some 120 characters arranged in scenes from the history of Canada from Jacques Cartier and modern life, movie stars and international figures such as Elizabeth II, Scarlett Johansson, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga, Mahatma Gandhi, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo DiCaprio or Naomi Campbell. Let yourself be surprised!
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Bota Bota began its life on the water as a ferryboat named the Arthur Cardin, sailing between Sorel and Berthier in the 50’s and 60’s. This was followed by a stint as a Richelieu River show boat named L’Escale in 1967, with decades of shows featuring the likes of Ginette Reno. The Emond Family acquired the ship in 2008 with the eccentric idea of transforming it into a spa.

Anchored in the Old Port of Montreal, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau offers its passengers the healing benefits of a spa while being lulled by the natural movements of the St Lawrence River. With its enchanting ambiance, and Old Montreal as a magical backdrop, this mysterious and innovative floating spa offers all who come aboard privileged access to the river while enjoying the relaxing and energizing properties of the water circuit.

Should you wish to experience a day of relaxation please contact Tina to book your package.

•   Water circuit layover (3 hours and less) : 47$ per person
•   Drift package (water circuit layover and 60 minutes relaxation massage) : 132$ per person
•   Timeless mermaid facial + water circuit layover : 132$ per person
•   Express manicure/pedicure : 117$ per person

All prices above include a towel, bathrobe and key for the locker, you will need to bring some sandals and a bottle of water.