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If your visit falls over the first half of August, you’ll find the Village hosting Montreal’s Pride Festival which is a sight to be seen by all. Be sure to look for the sky being full of rainbow balls to know that you’ve arrived at the village – they extend for blocks. Now there is even a brand new walkway to take you up to roof level so you can see all the way down – it’s something pretty incredible.

Because Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada, it’s a hot spot for business travellers, tourists, and everyone in between. There are loads of places to stay all across the city – from charming hotels to smaller bed and breakfasts.

If you’re planning a visit to Montreal, there are a few things you should know about before exploring the city. From how to get around to the best time to visit Montreal, and finding a place to stay, we’ve got you covered with these essential facts about Montreal!

Lachine Canal

Address: 3895 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada

Looks messy – because it is! Don’t forget about a pickle!

Address: 110 Notre-Dame St W, H2Y 1T2

Address: 3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée, Montréal, QC H2L 3A7, Canada

Secondary dispersal is an important stage in the life cycle of tree species, determining the fate of a high proportion of all seeds. For small-seeded species both physical and biological processes may influence the secondary fate of seeds, however the relative importance of these processes is not well known. Seeds of the pioneer tree species Cecropia insignis (seed mass 0.5 mg), Trema micrantha (2.5 mg) and Apeiba aspera (14.2 mg) and five types of artificial seed were sown in understorey, treefall-gap and large-gap sites on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, during the wet season of 2005. Sowing areas were excavated after periods up to 26 d and cores divided into depths of 0–5, 5–10, 10–20 and 20–50 mm to allow high-resolution estimation of the rate and amount of burial and displacement of seeds. Over 26 d, 2.8% of artificial seeds were buried to a mean depth of 10.5 mm below the soil surface and 43.9% of unburied seeds displaced laterally >5 cm. Significantly more (87.9% and 80.9%) seeds of Cecropia insignis and Trema micrantha were displaced than artificial seeds of similar mass, size and density. A generalised linear model suggested that burial mostly occurred within 15 d, while displacement occurred continuously up to 26 d. The dominant cause of displacement and burial was probably rainfall, while seed removal by ants may also have contributed to displacement.

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