Matt Nordstrom with a technical combo
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Three Day Metro Pass: Montreal marvels

Incredible riding shots as Corey Martinez and co. go Canadian for Three Day Metro Pass.
Written by Andrew White
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Montreal, Canada was the latest destination for the Three Day Metro Pass series. Corey Martinez and crew head out to explore the city with only a Three Day Metro pass and BMX to hand.
Changing colours, cool temperatures and a city running on a foreign language all within a small plane ride from the States? Sounded pretty good to me, and it didn’t take long to convince Corey Martinez likewise.
Corey Martinez gaps the steps from the rail
Corey Martinez gaps the steps from the rail
Having just come back from a summer sabbatical in Paris, Corey was going through French language withdrawals back home. La Métropole du Québec, or simply Montreal, is the second largest French speaking city in the world behind Paris. So why not get a crew together and head north to see what that city has to offer?!
Corey Martinez, tooth to over ice locked in
Corey Martinez, tooth to over ice locked in
Corey recruited a mix of riders with different styles and tastes, and all of whom he hasn’t travelled with. 
Corey, Dillon, Matt, and Chris
Corey, Dillon, Matt, and Chris
Chris Childs, an east coast raw shredder and rider’s rider was in without hesitation. 
Chris Childs, gap to hanger done with ease
Chris Childs, gap to hanger done with ease
Dillon Lloyd, the officially appointed Canadian Beast is from Montreal originally but it took some arm twisting to get him to leave Los Angeles where he was spending a couple months filming. 
High speed nose to bar from Dillon Lloyd
High speed nose to bar from Dillon Lloyd
To round it out we pulled youngster Matt Nordsrom to come, who turned out to be able to hang with the older dudes both on and off a bike with no problems.
Matt Nordstrom with a technical combo
Matt Nordstrom with a technical combo
With not much significant time spent in Montreal between us and a crew with no history with each other, this would be a new experience all around. With a proper AirBnB in a good spot nailed down, and train passes in hand, we set out to find what Montreal has to offer.
Down to the abyss
Down to the abyss
Corey sums up the Metro Pass vibe
Corey sums up the Metro Pass vibe
The first day we went to the Olympic Stadium, the city’s most legendary spot. Built for the ‘76 Summer Olympics, it now stands as the go-to meet-up and session spot. With perfect rails, banks, stairs, hubbas, and more, it’s easy to spend a whole day there – which is exactly what we did.
Chris Childs dives into this bank
Chris Childs dives into this bank
Heavy moves were happening back-to-back-to-back! I couldn’t believe how good it went, it was one of those days where you don’t catch a break till sundown.
After a bang-out first day, mother nature intervened with a rainy recovery day which honestly probably saved us from forcing a day while everyone was beat. The next couple days we scoured the city.
All smiles for Dillon Lloyd on the Metro
All smiles for Dillon Lloyd on the Metro
Dillon Lloyd with a rail hop at the Metro
Dillon Lloyd with a rail hop at the Metro
With Dillon as acting spot guide, we hit a variety of spots. Mostly schools, and a ledge/rail tucked behind a quiet building, we had a good time and handled business, but our attention was always coming back to the Olympic Stadium.
An east coast manoeuvre, 60/40 grind from Chris
An east coast manoeuvre, 60/40 grind from Chris
Corey Martinez eyes a spot
Corey Martinez eyes a spot
On the final day we planned for another full session there. All the guys had things churning in their heads since the first day, and this was their last chance to get it done.
Corey Martinez, huge nosie down a very large ledge
Corey Martinez, huge nosie down a very large ledge
For a second time, I was stunned with what went down at one spot in one session with four riders. Again the bangers were back-to-back-to-back! Just when I thought we couldn’t possibly get better clips, I was left with my jaw dropped.
Corey Martinez, Nollie ice with not much to spare
Corey Martinez, Nollie ice with not much to spare
Corey doesn’t do tricks by halves, he cranks it up
Corey doesn’t do tricks by halves, he cranks it up
Above all else (I can’t emphasise how good the riding was), Dillon Lloyd took the banger for the trip.
He called out a massive 16 stair truckdriver. It was one of those moments when photographers panic with tension. It took Dillion three or four tries to stomp the truck in front of a squad of riders and onlookers who couldn’t possibly understand how heavy a move they just witnessed. Dillon was victorious. The Canuck didn’t stop grinning the entire rest of the day!
Dillon's massive truckdriver into a tricky landing
Dillon's massive truckdriver into a tricky landing
With an insane amount of riding in the bag, no injuries, great weather, food, and a spot of culture, we left Montreal completely satisfied. All we needed was a bed, a bike, and a train ticket.
Want more? See what other cities have been visited in the Three Day Metro Pass series.