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Autumn Symphony of Color in Quebec



 Autumn in Guebec


Autumn- tinted Quebec, Mont-Laurier.


One of nature's grandest color displays - the autumn changes tree leaf color. It will develop as early as
mid-September in the northern latitudes of North America. This annual autumn change of tree leaf will
be manifest itself in living fall color through September to October in Canada. It will be extended to the area
of the states of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Michigan and to the most North America.


Scarlet-tinged leaves in the northern Quebec mountains

(L) A sunny day, the air is clean, dry, cool and pleasant. The highway runs further to the region of western Quebec.
(R) Autumn tinted hills in the northern Quebec

(L) The lake near the MontTremblant town (R) A clear water flowing out from the lake in Mont Tremblant

(L) A so many lakes over the land of Quebec province
(R) A cirrus observed in the southern part of Quebec province.

In the border of Quebec and Ontario, the area closed by the Ottawa River is full with the autumn tints.


Mont Tremblant, Quebec

 
(L) A street scene at Mont Tremblant, Quebec
(R) The exterior of Fairmont Tremblant


Smoking rooms in hotels at Mont Tremblant, Quebec

The Fairmont Tremblant has 15 smoking rooms on the 3rd floor. The total number of
guest rooms is 314, and the percentage of the smoking room is about 5%. Marriott ResidenceInn
at Mont Tremblant is completely smoke-free, and no space for smoking is provided inside of the hotel.


  Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains ban smoking.


(L) The information board shown in the Fairmont Tremblant show that 'Following the passage of Bill444
on the Tobacco Act, smoking is restricted in all enclosed spaces to which the public and employees
have admittance. Thank you for your collaboration'.
(M) No smoking mark on the inside wall at the entrance door of a guest room
(R) A cute convenience store in Mont Tremblant

A cigarette sale rack at a convenience store in the Province of Quebec

No smoking sign plate at the entrance to a large supermarket chain, IGR in Quebec Province


Montreal


An aerial view of Montreal in the winter



Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, and the most populous in the province of Quebec.
The official language is French. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.
A resident over 70 per cent in the metropolitan Montreal speaks French at home. A snowfall is
abundant with an average of 2.175 meters during the whole winter. The coldest month of the year
is January, with average low of -14.7C.


(L) Skyscraper in the center of Montreal, photographed in
1962.
(R) A night view of Marie-Reine du Monde, Montreal, photographed in 2007.

(L) An amiable squirrel in the Square Dorchester
(M) A collection of cigar lighter displayed in a tobacco shop on the Rue Sainte-Catherine.
繁華街、サント・カトリ−ヌ通りのタバコ販売専門店で沢山ライターが陳列してあったが、
「ここで吸っていいか」冷やかしに聞いてみたら、Non, Non.

(R) Electronic road sign board of Rue Sainte-Catherine'

(L) The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, CN Central Station and Cathedrale CN=Canadian National Railway
(R) The Hilton Hotel in front of the station, takes place in the business complex, Place Bonaventure,
which enforces total smoking in the premises.
 
CN Central Station, Montreal An electric board for departures and arrivals of CN

(L) An indoor parking lot in the CN Gare Centrale ( Central Station )
(R) A cafeteria in the CN Gare Centrale No smoking sign on the pillar


Smoking Ban in Montreal's Hotels

When you make a hotel room reservation, the option may not be so big. Many hotels in Montreal
have extinguished the option of lighting-up indoors. There are no-smoking rooms at Montreal Marriott,
which has total 611 guest rooms, and Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, which has a total of 395 guest rooms.
In contrast, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel has the total of 825 rooms, and 85 smoking rooms, which
are located on the 16th, 27th and 32nd floor. The percentage of the smoking room in this hotel is 10.3%.


H
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.


A cigarette rack displayed a pictorial tobacco package at a gas station on Route 148 between Montreal and Ottawa.

A cigarette price, we can see at the store of a gas station near Montreal, ranges from $5.88 to $8.86 per package.
1 Canadian dollar =120 Japanese Yen (October 2007).
1 Canadian dollar =85 Japanese Yen (November 2009).


 
International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes


Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

The entrance to the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

No smoking sign board on the glass door and on the ceiling of the Montreal Trudeau International Airport

A sign plate of the designated smoking area
Many passengers had a tobacco-smoke in the area which is somewhat far from the designated place.


Smoking restriction of the world airports


Rail shuttle between Montreal-Trudeau and downtown Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal is planning to introduce an express rail shuttle service to accelerate
access to the airport from the downtown districts. This 20 km long shuttle, with departures
every 20 minutes, would make the trip in under 20 minutes. The basic plans of the project,
including price and choice of the destination will be made in the fall of 2009, with an expected
end date for the entire project between 2013 and 2015.

Source:Wikipedia


A shuttle train railroad is under construction.


北米の紅葉の季節は10月上旬に訪れるが、ミシガン湖周辺、ニューイングランド地方一帯が一斉に赤、
黄色に木々の葉を染め1年でも最も美しい季節を迎える。ケベックも例外ではない。セント・ローレンス川
沿いの一帯、ケベック州南部は秋の紅葉で彩られ、大地はその落ち葉で埋まり、やがて来る長く厳しい冬の
訪れを静かに待つ。

ケベック州・ロレンシャン高原訪問記  モントリオールの西北部、約120キロの地点に紅葉を売り物と
しているロレンシャン高原がある。ロレンシャンは真っ赤に染まった紅葉の林の広がる静かな山間の街と
想像して赴いたので、到着した時、自分の目を疑った。そもそもスキー場として開発されたので致し方ない
とも言えるが、まるでカナダのデズニーランドだ。古いパリの街並みを再現したのであろうが、あと20年も
すれば多少は落ち着きある場所になるかも知れない。街には多くの中国人団体客と日本人団体客の姿が見られ
中国語と日本語があちこちで飛び交っていた。

ホテル喫煙室を条例の最大許容範囲まで広げるところはなく、主要なホテルでは全室禁煙か喫煙ルームは
10%程度のようである。今回利用したSheraton Montreal は825室のうち、約85室が喫煙ルームで、
16階、27階、32階に設けていた。これに対し、Montreal Hiltonは395室、全室が smoke-free、北米に
あるホテル全面禁煙を打ち出したMontreal Marriott は611室、全室 smoke-freeで,ホテル内に喫煙できる
場所は全くない。

ロレンシャン高原の中心的な存在が7階建てのフェアモントホテルであり、山の中腹にそびえている。
全室314室のうち喫煙ルームは3階に15室ある。一方、近くのマリオット・レジデンス・インは全室127室、
全面禁煙ですべての客室が禁煙室( smoke-free room)であり、喫煙ルームは一つもない。

トロントに次いで第2の都市、モントリオールはフランス語圏の中心地である。筆者にとって3回目の
訪問である。最初は45年前の1962年にこの地を踏んだが、その時代に比べ大きく変化したとの印象はない。
今、高層ビルの立ち並ぶダウンタウンの地下には巨大地下街がある。地下鉄にも連絡しており寒い冬には
非常に便利と思われる。著名な店などが集中しているのは、サント・カトリーヌ通り(Rue Sainte-Catherine)
である。

モントリオール・ピエール・エリオット・トルドー国際空港  インテリアをはじめ、造りがとても
モダンでハイセンスな雰囲気だ」との記載がJTB ワールトガイドに出ていたので時間をさいて訪問して
みたが、世界の洗練された空港を見た後だけに、あまりの田舎くささに失望した。空港内は全面禁煙であるが、
禁煙標識は意外に少なく、空港出入口と天井にいくつかの禁煙標識が表示されていた。空港施設外部には
SMOKING AREA が設けられていたが、多くの乗客は指定場所以外のところで喫煙していた。

カナダに於けるタバコ価格(200本入りカートン)はケベック州が一番安く、平均、$70.23、
次がオンタリオ州で$74.54である。その他の州では$76.37から$93.08の間で販売されている。


USA and CANADA 2007
Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal
Ottawa Vermont and New Hampshire Boston  Boston Railway Boston Subway 
Amtrak Acela Express  Manhattan1 Manhattan2 New York Railway  New York Subway and JFK Airport

USA and CANADA 2010
Washington, DC Ontario Michigan

USA travel sketch 
Vermont and New Hampshire


 
カナダ・ケベック州・紅葉に映える高原
2007年10月写真撮影 2007年10月執筆 2009年11月 英文加筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯

「禁煙席ネット」へのリンクは自由
All photographs were taken in October 2007, unless otherwise described.
The article was written in October 2007, and revised in November 2009,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



Smoke-free Act to protect the people of Nova Scotia



Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.


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