- I was in Montreal: in September 2013.
- Number of days: 2.
- My Rating: 3/5 the town, 5/5 my friends.
Queen of francophone Canada (not the capital) is this city that entirely occupies Montreal Island and other adjacent smaller islands. Together with its neighboring Ottawa and Toronto, one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world, but usually about 8 places below the other two. Why those places below? As a tourist you can not see where the difference is:
- Museum lovers apart, there is more to visit than in Ottawa and probably more than in Toronto too, though the latter has a warmer climate.
- It’s big, but also clean and quiet.
- Along with Quebec City, enjoys a much more classic architecture style than the rest of the country, which is an attraction itself. Combines 18th century European with 20th century American style.
- The amount of leisure and restaurants is overwhelming for a tourist, and probably for any Montrealer. We might be in North America, but we are also in France:
- Here you eat the quality of France with the abundance of North America, but unfortunately, quality and quantity together does not come cheap.
- Culturally, besides the architecture, there are museums, an average of 2 festivals a week and almost 250 places dedicated to shows.
- And Mont Tremblant National Park, famous for its skiing in winter and hiking possibilities in summer, is 130 km away, a nice day trip.
WHAT TO SEE
- ITINERARY IN OLD MONTREAL
- MONT ROYAL
- OLYMPIC STADIUM AREA
- ONE DAY EXCURSION: MONT TREMBLANT
WHAT TO DO
- APPLE PICKING
- WHEN TO GO
- ACCOMMODATION. WHERE TO EAT