If there should only one sport remaining in Canada, it would most definitely be ice hockey. As a matter of fact, the origin of the practice is almost as old as the country itself. Some will say it goes back to the year 1500, other will claim that the word “hockey” only appeared at the end of the 18th century. Well they’re both right (easier that way).
No matter what, it is still in Montreal, on March the 3rd of 1875, that the very first modern ice hockey game as we know it today was played. It makes sense then, that the city is the ultimate destination for every self-respecting hockey fan. Soul.City fully got that and offers you to discover the city while fulfilling your passion in the new Hockey Fan itinerary!
With its rich sport history, Montreal gathers many locations dedicated to hockey, its legends, its traditions. Just remind ourselves that the local team, the Montreal Canadiens, are the oldest hockey team still existing without any interruption since 1909. With its 24 Stanley Cups, the team is the most decorated one in the whole LNH history.
The itinerary for the fans, by the fans
As it turns out, we happen to have some hockey fans amongst the Soul.City team and they didn’t hide their motivation concerning the creation of this itinerary. To be honest, we kind of wonder if they didn’t do it for themselves a little bit, hm…
Whether you’re a fan, a player, or both, the Hockey Fan itinerary speaks above all to your passion. You’ll walk through iconic hockey places like the Forum of Montreal, former headquarter of the Canadiens or the actual Place des Canadien in front of the Centre Bell.
Like every good fan and player, you have to gear yourself up! That’s why your journey also includes goodies boutiques and sport shops to get you fully ready.
On your path you’ll also find some historic Montreal landmarks such as Basilique Notre-Dame or the Pointe-à-Caillère Museum, two very special witnesses of some notable events in the hockey history.
Now that you’re equipped and cultivated, we couldn’t let you go without testing your skills on the ice. Therefore, we’re taking you to the Bonsecours ice rink, one of the most beautiful in the city.
You now deserved to have a break and rest for a while. Again, you’re not going to end up in just “any” places, as we kept for you some very special locations for the hockey fans you are. Rendezvous at 1909 Taverne Moderne, literally right next to Centre Bell, where 3 floors and 1400 seats await you. The restaurant is nothing less than the biggest in the country! Hockey games are rebroadcast and to be honest the 40 beers-selection is also part of the good atmosphere.
If you still have some energy left, let’s end up your journey with a swing by Chez Serge, THE bar to be as a hockey fan. Aside from its huge drinks selection, the place is crowded with the best supporters there is, making the place a true meeting point for hockey fans, with an amazing atmosphere. All the games are of course rebroadcast with passion.