Fun facts about cold: at minus forty, Centigrade and Fahrenheit meet, crossing paths at a most inhospitable of temperatures, blending into one measure. The coldest day in Canada was on Feb. 3, 1947 in Snag, Yukon, which dropped to -63 C. Oh, and a personal one: if you shower before high school and then walk to the bus stop in February, you can spend the ride sucking on your hair if you’re thirsty as it will be frozen solid. Provided it is long enough, of course.
Despite being regarded as a fine winter destination, Montreal doesn’t actually have many skiing opportunities as such – unless of course our micro-mountain, Mont-Royal, qualifies as a thrilling alpine skiing center! Lucky for winter sport enthusiasts, Montreal is wedged between some of the most magnificent wintry landscapes on the East Coast.
As one of the most exciting cities in North America, Montreal doesn’t lack in the accommodation department. Whether you prefer budget hostels or lavish suites, Montreal definitely has an option readily available. From downtown to Old-Montreal and Griffintown, let’s see what Montreal hotels have to offer. Hôtel le Crystal Just steps away from the home […]
The holiday season can make any city come alive at night with lights, performances, and markets, but Montreal in particular is a fabulous place to be around Christmastime. Here are some things to do if you’re lucky enough to be there in December this year.
As one of Montreal’s most prominent structures, Canada’s largest church and the third biggest oratory in the world, Oratoire Saint-Joseph is an absolute must for first timers to the city, regardless of their preferred faith. The building was even designated a National Historic Site of Canada on its 100th birthday in 2004, and has continued to welcome millions of pilgrims every year since then.
Few other places in the world are as charming as Montreal in fall; the beautiful Plateau Mont-Royal trees put on their most colorful coat, the air gets just a bit crispier and, most importantly, the Gardens of Light return to the Botanical Gardens. A yearly tradition for most Montrealers, this splendid exhibition is the perfect way to spend a chilly September or October evening out in Montreal.