On your typical Montreal tourism website, the photoshopped pictures look great. The sales pitch is slick and compelling.
In spite of the cold winter weather, my wife, my son and I really enjoy our lives here.
We thoroughly enjoy the four distinct seasons, and appreciate each one to its fullest potential.
If you've never been here, you might enjoy "Montreal, in 2 Minutes."
Produced by our local tourism office, it's a very nice, high budget promotional video.
The non-stop roaming camera will give you an idea of what this city is like.
A city that has been given top marks as one of the world's most liveable cities.
If you watch the video, you'll notice that winter is noticeably absent.
That is the focus of this site:
With that as our starting point, let's set the scene with the next video.
Admittedly it isn't a big budget production.
I shot it on my camera during one of the snowiest winters in recent memory.