Bonjour! Montreal is one of the most interesting place on Earth. If you are ever in Canada, check it out!
When I first when to Montreal, it felt like I was in another country. I see more flags of Quebec than I do of Canada. They really are proud Quebecois with minimum interests of being Canadian.They live in their own little bubble. I think it’s pretty cool! For those of you who don’t know, Montreal is the capital of our province, Quebec. Quebec is a French speaking province of Canada. Which means, as soon as you enter Quebec, everything is in French. Everything!
Montreal is awesome for it’s food. I think if I lived there, I’d totally be overweight. Their infamous poutine is one of the exquisite things you will taste there. French fries with melted cheese curds and gravy. I mean, sure, we have this in Toronto as well. But something about Montreal. The most unhealthiest dish yet so delicious. Every restaurant will have this in their own form.
Some restaurants to check out for lunch/dinner:
Dundees deli bar and grill on Crescent Street
Mckibbon’s Irish pub on Bishop street
Mesa 14 on Bishop street
Montreal Poutine in Old Montreal
I forget the name but there’s an Italian restaurant by de la commune in Old Montreal where you’ll find really good food including Italian style poutine!
Then for brunch you can try le cafe cherrier on saint-denis
Then there are dessert places. Desserts are THE BEST. The 2 most wonderful places to go to for dessert are:
Maison Christian Faure and Juliette au Chocolat. These two have amazing desserts! You will for sure have your sugar fix here.. I recommend the macaroons from Maison Christian Faure and Hot chocolate from Juliette au Chocolat.
The Notre Dame Basillica
The Notre Dame Basillica was a very pretty church. You do have to pay a $5 fee but it’s really beautiful inside so it’s definitely not a waste.
Old Montreal in general is a nice little place. The Old Port is there as well. There are lots of nice restaurants for you to try. A park there as well. I really like Old Montreal, it feels like you’re in another country, or continent rather.
Mont Royal has amazing views of Montreal from it’s viewpoint. It is near McGill University, so you can take a stroll up the hill and find your way through the hiking trail to come up the mountain for a gorgeous view. Along the way, you will enjoy the nature and there is also a park where you can sit by the water and relax. Perhaps even have a picnic. Mont Royal was the best part of my trip.
Nightlife is known to be really fun in Montreal.
I have been to a few pubs/bars and the best one I would say is Rouge. It is a mid range place, where you should dress up. I think less younger people, which is what I was looking for. So it really depends on what kind of crowds you’re into.
Last weekend I was at the Jazz festival in Montreal where I witnessed some spectacular performances. Not all of them were musical. The best one I experienced was the Montreal Complement cirque. They are basically cirque du soleil in the making. If you’re in Canada around July, I recommend checking out jazz festival in Montreal. It’s a lively time to be in Montreal.
I really enjoy my short trips in Montreal. I think its a nice break from Toronto sometimes. I wish I knew more French though. One day. My Duolingo app will get me there! One day.
Feel free to message me for travel tips regarding Montreal!