by Fiona O'Connor
While we'd never want to discourage you from experiencing Montreal's architectural wonders in all their three-dimensional splendor, a cool new app for your iPhone or iTouch allows you to stroll through time while learning about the city's unique history- all from the comfort of your hotel room.
Archiguides.com's Old Montreal Architectural Highlights Walking Tour, now available on the iTunes App Store, is the interactive compliment to the recently launched book Montreal Architecture: A Guide To Styles and Buildings, by architectural historian Francois Rémillard and Montreal photographer Brian Merrett.
With 25 locations in 12 architectural styles, texts and images from the book, an integrated route map, and a Google Maps geo-locator among its diverse features, the app serves to enhance the visitor's experience of Montreal's historic old quarter. It allows you to explore Montreal's past...from the future.
More information about the app and this essential Montreal guidebook can be found here.