While few visitors are brave enough to visit to Montreal in the wintertime, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are another thing entirely. With temperatures varying between 80 and 100 degrees and incredible sunshine from 6am to 9pm, there’s no denying that Montreal is an exciting summer destination. And one of the best ways to enjoy this glorious weather is to stay outdoors for as long as possible, enjoying the city’s lively festivals.
Montreal is nothing if not a foodie city. Often cited by culinary writers and travel experts alike, the third largest city in Canada has more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world after New York City. If you’re adamant about having the full Montreal foodie experience, then visiting these five restaurants is a necessity — every single one of them is intrinsically part of the local culinary heritage.
Like in most cities around the world, third-wave coffee shops have been on the rise in Montreal lately, with seemingly a new one opening every week (with yet another plaid-wearing owner). And these independently owned cafés are no longer limited to the cool Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood but have had great success in many other areas, like Villeray and even the more traditional Old Port. Here are the best coffee shops in Montreal, where beans are thoroughly curated and latte art is king.
It was just past 1PM when our guide met us at a busy street corner in Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood. An area I already knew quite well, having roamed its streets and dined in its restaurants several times over the past couple of years. After all, I live a mere 10 minutes away. But this familiarity was, […]
Whether you need to unwind after a stressful journey or because you simply want to see the city in a whole new perspective, there is a plethora of picturesque and relaxing spas in the heart of Montreal, from the old town to residential, locals-approved areas. Bota Bota What could be more relaxing than watching the city’s […]
If there’s one thing Montrealers love more than summer itself, it’s terraces. With cold weather persisting for the better part of the year, it’s only natural that locals would try and cram in as much time in the sun as possible. From May to September, patios and terraces are pretty much the only options when it comes to dining out in the city for those Canucks.