Montreal is a European-inspired, French speaking Canadian city, full of culture, gourmet food, art and attractions. It is the perfect combination of North America and Europe, with the best aspects of both to be found throughout the city.
The city is very culturally diverse, with several small communities that have established themselves in the city and contribute to making the city as unique as it.
Little Italy is not to be missed, with authentic bakeries, butchers, cheese shops and shoes shops. The true gem of Little Italy is the Jean Talon Market, one of North America’s most authentic and fresh fruits and vegetable markets.
Nearby is Chinatown, with delicious and inexpensive eateries and small shops with unique items. Within walking distance is Old Montreal, the historic and ancient part of the city that sits right along the water, full of museums, culture, food trucks, street performers, terraces and souvenir shops. Often fireworks show take place at night from LaRonde, the city’s amusement park, which can be seen from the Old Montreal port.
The Plateau neighorhood is one of the world’s trendiest, with tons of vintage clothing shops, street art and murals, vegan restaurants and adorable coffee shops. This is also where the heart of the nightlife happens, with popular bars and nightclubs full of the cities young students who attend McGill University, Concordia and HEC, three well known, competitive universities.
Mount Royal is the famous mountain that offers views of the entire city. The mountain at all hours is filled with runners, walkers, cyclists and romantics on picnics. On summer Sunday’s there is a drum festival on the mountain, where people sit all all day enjoying the sunshine and the live beats.
During the summer there is a world class Jazz Festival, where talented musicians from across the world come to perform at Place Des Arts. Montreal in the winter although cold does not disappoint either, with it’s efficient underground system that goes through the entire city and is connected the underground city with several malls that can be accessed without stepping foot outside.
Montreal is famous for their sesame seed bagels, smoked meat and poutine. You won’t want to miss a trip to this special, one of a kind city.