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.
Even though few people would think of the province of Quebec as a wine destination, it actually couldn’t be further from the truth. There is indeed a wine region that deserves to be known, both by visitors and locals alike, located just an hour outside of Montreal: the Eastern Townships Wine Route. It is easily one of the most enjoyable, hedonistic day trips from Montreal!
Montreal has changed quite drastically over the past few years, and one of the neighborhoods that was most affected by these transformations is Griffintown. Nuzzled between Old-Montreal, downtown Montreal and Saint-Henri, this once post-industrial area has become Montreal’s most trendy locale. Warehouses now host locally-sourced cafés while abandoned shops are renovated and transformed into tiny shopping meccas.