Montreal Travel Guide and Vacation Ideas

Montreal is one of the clean and pristine cities of the world and is a popular destination for those looking for a wholesome vacation and at the same time an aesthetic experience. Any international travelers can buy Cheap Montreal Flights here. Your Cheap Montreal Flights will surely be landing at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl. Airport and one visit to this island city will make you think of booking another Cheap Montreal Flights anytime soon. 

Montreal, the metropolis, offers the thousand and one attractions of the major cities of the world. But Montreal, the only one, knows how to distinguish itself. Multicultural, it mixes its French accent with that of more than 80 other cultural communities and charms with its European-American ambience. Inventive, she gets into a whirlwind of cultural creations, both classic and avant-garde. Its downtown is teeming with life at the foot of “mountain” (Mount Royal), while its history is rooted in its old neighborhoods near the river.

In celebration, winter and summer, Montreal vibrates to the rhythm of its festivals: jazz, humor, cinema, fireworks and more! It invites you to discover its trendy boutiques, renowned cuisine, pedestrian network of more than 33  km and its lively casino. Several options are available to visitors: walk its colorful streets and neighborhoods typified as “small homelands”, take its various cycling routes (more than 660  km in the region), feast in its inviting bars.

 

The very cold and cold winter of Quebec makes it possible to practice ice skating on the numerous outdoor rinks. There are several in all neighborhoods. Most are free (Lafontaine Park, Beaver Lake at Mount Royal, etc.). Just be equipped! The rink of the Old Port is paying (a subscription for the season is available and very inexpensive) but the quality of the ice and the decor are worth it! For the more cautious, the indoor ice rinks are also numerous (usually with fee entry but reasonable enough), even if the experience is different! Let’s mention, however, the indoor rink of the “1000 de la Gauchetière”, open all year long and taking advantage of the outside light diffused by a glass roof.

Located in the heart of the city, Mount Royal also offers a multitude of winter activities on the mountain: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sliding. Park users can participate in the courses and hikes offered by the Friends of the mountain or simply rent equipment to move alone within the park, rental rates remain very affordable. The Mount Royal Lookout is the perfect place to admire the city center, while seeing the river in the distance.

Bell Center hockey game

Hockey is the king sport. See a match of the legendary Montreal Canadiens team in the incredible and spectacular Bell Center! “Go Habs Go! But beware, the tickets are very expensive.

The Montreal hostel offers tickets for less than C $ 35 ( ~ 21.96 € – course of 22/03/2018) for the residents of the hostel. If you are not a resident, want to experience the game, but do not want to spend too much, just stand in front of the hostel and wait for someone to come out. Kindly ask the person staying at the hostel that she go buy a ticket for you and voila! It costs nothing to ask and it can save a lot!

Ride a car in Quebec and go skidoo (snowmobile) or dog sled winter! Unforgettable experience !

In summer, Montreal offers several outdoor events. Sporting, Canadian football is in the spotlight with the Alouettes, playing at McGill University Park (Percival Molson stadium), in a boosted atmosphere, first test Montreal. For motor racing fans, the circus of the F-1 arrives at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, making the city vibrate during a week of festivities (usually the second or third week of June). The month of August was just as FAST with the CHAMPCAR Series which was stopping at the end of the month, but which will be replaced by the NASCAR series, the American “stock car” series. Another event settles in the metropolis in August, the best tennis rackets in the world come to compete in the Uniprix Arena to win the Rogers Cup. The tournament is played alternately (one year out of two) by the ladies and gentlemen. Football fans in Europe (called “soccer” in Montreal and the rest of North America) will go to Stade Saputo to cheer on Impact players.

On the cultural side, come celebrate the St-Jean-Baptiste (National Day of Quebecers) on June 24th. Numerous celebrations, free concerts and various activities enliven the city on this occasion.

Tam-tams from Mount Royal

The weekly meeting of the summer: Tam-Tam du Dimanche, in the Parc du Mont-Royal, a huge gathering of tam-tam playing heart. Everyone finds his place in this heterogeneous crowd. You can go there simply to take a nap, read a book, dance to the sound of drums, play music, stroll in front of the stalls of street vendors on blankets on the floor, have lunch, chat with friends , have a good time with family, etc. Located on Park Avenue at the corner of Mont-Royal Street West, Mont-Royal Metro Station. If you are looking, people on the street will guide you to the right place.

Sainte-Hélène Island is home to a huge amusement park: La Ronde. There are a multitude of rides and many other activities on offer. There are also tickets combining access to the park and a seat for the International Fireworks Festival.

The Old Port of Montreal offers trips of all kinds on the St. Lawrence River: Saute-Mouton boat (strong emotions!), Amphibious boat (ideal for a family outing). It is also nice to walk on inline skates and go all the way to the west to take the bike path of the Lachine Canal, which stretches for several kilometers along the canal.

Go to the theater! There are excellent performances for all tastes. Learn! Some places:

Theater Quat’Sous (tradition on contemporary background, fate of the ordinary)
TNM (Theater of the New World)
Denise Pelletier Theater (Classics)
Factory C (contemporary, experimental)

Getting around Montreal

You will never be a worry to move around in this city as there are smart layout and extremely efficient public transport system in place for your transportation. If you want to enjoy the breeze and see more of the city you can take the bike paths. There are also public transports like the metro, commuter rail run by STCUM and bus. The bus routes are connected with the metro, and they run for 24/7 each day. You can also connect with the commuter rail by getting into the suburbs.  Check out the bus and metro tourist passes to save some money.

Montreal climate

The climate of Montreal is varied and seasonal, and they come with predominantly snowy winters, warm summers and cold, and wet. Montreal tends to experience snow during the spring and autumn, and the snowfall is also abundant in winter. Montreal temperatures well below freezing are experienced in winter, and wind chill exacerbates the bitter weather. However, summer experience high humidity sometimes and it brings sunshine and pleasant days, although highs seldom exceed 25C. In Montreal, rain can be expected any time of year in Montreal, but the city does experience more rains during the summer periods.

Main Attractions in Montreal

Some of the places you should sure visit when you are in Montreal include the St Lawrence River, History and the Montreal City Hall, Museum of Archaeology and Museum of Contemporary Art. Another great place that is worth visiting is the Notre-Dame Basilica and is one of Montreal beautiful churches. Another place to enjoy some free shows from musician and magicians is at the “Place Jacques-Cartier.” Another place you should surely visit is the Olympic Stadium that was built for the 1976 Olympics.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Montreal

You don’t have to worry about where to do your shopping, as there are more than enough department stores, boutiques and discount warehouses to choose from. Visit the “Centre Rockland” or “Complexe Desjardins” and “Cours Mont-Royal,” for all of your shopping activities. Talking about dining, you can have a sample of cuisine at “AlexandreEtFils” in downtown Montreal or head over to “Barroco” located in the Old Montreal neighborhood.  You can also enjoy your casual meal at “Beau Rivage Bistro” or take the dinner cruise on the “Bateau-Mouche.” Montreal also boasts of many clubs and bars that will give you that unforgettable night experiences.

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