Summers seem too short in Montreal. So, when the temperatures reach the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit from June through August, the locals are eager to bask in the sunshine. The only urban choice for sun worshipers is Clock Tower Beach at the Old Port. This strip of manmade sand runs parallel to a small boat harbor. An attached bar keeps everyone in a lively mood. Misting stations keep everyone cool. There are ten other beaches but most require transportation from Old Montreal. A few favorites are Oka Beach (featuring family and clothes-optional sides), Jean-Doré Beach, Plage Doré and Parc Jean-Drapeau. The brown building in the center of this photo is Molson Brewery. North America’s oldest brewery was founded here in 1786 by 21 year old John Molson.