42 Things I Love About Montreal

Old Port Montreal

1. Strange mix of Old and New World that IS Montreal

2. Wandering around McGill University

3. River surfing

4. Looking for the traditional Parisian metro sign at Victoria Square

5. Shopping at the old Bon Secours Market

6. Wandering around the Quai Jacques Cartier in the Old Port

7. Staying at a quirky but high end boutique hotel

8. Spending a few hours at the Olympic Park and the Biodome

9. Driving up to Mont Royal for amazing views of the city

10. Slowly exploring the Rue St-Paul in the Old Port

11. A plate of gooey poutine

12. Learning the history of the city with a well informed guide

13. Window shopping along Ste-Catherine Street

14. The elaborate botanical gardens

15. Walking around town shooting photos of the amazing architecture

16. Watching a Montreal Canadiens game just for the sheer experience of it

17. Renting a bike to see the city, just like the locals

18. Wandering through the labyrinthine underground city

19. Even though it’s delicious, realizing there’s more to Montreal food than poutine

20. Planning a trip for the famous Jazz Festival

21. Grabbing cocktails with friends and pretending you’re just another jetsetter

22. Riding through the Westmount neighborhood ogling at beautiful homes

23. Taking time out to relax and just enjoy the city

24. The small details, like the many Anglo and French statues standing in contrast around town

25. Catching a performance in the Entertainment District, the Quartier des Spectacles

26. Giving in to peer pressure and buying some damn maple syrup

27. A little more poutine

28. Checking out the art studios in the constantly changing Old Port neighborhood

29. Taking a break from the cold with some hot chocolate and a warm pastry

30. Smoked meat from Schwartz’s Deli

31. Admiring the quirky geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller for the ’67 Expo

32. Watching the light show at Notre-Dame Basilica

33. Great public transportation makes it easy to explore

34. Practicing your French

35. On a hot day going to Clock Tower Beach for some urban fun in the sun

36. After hours dancing in the raucous Montreal clubs

37. Dinner at one of the many amazing restaurants in town

38. Exploring the strangely beautiful St. Joseph’s Oratory

39. Spending hours at any one of the wonderful museums in town

40. Fresh, hot sesame bagels from St-Viateur

41. Visiting a sugar shack for some snow maple syrup treats

42. Some poutine for the road

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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