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.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection, albeit being extensive and captivating (and an excellent addition to a cultural outing at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art), doesn’t gather quite as much attention as the museum’s temporary, rotating exhibitions. With millions of visitors every few months, the success of these high-profile events is undeniable; and this includes the museum’s latest, “Fabulous Fabergé: Jeweler to the Czars”, the largest Fabergé collection outside of Russia.
Last year’s food truck pilot project was a humongous success; that much is obvious. Montrealers and visitors alike flocked to these moving kitchens throughout the summer and kept asking for more (even going on food tours afterwards!), so much so that food trucks are now back on the streets and ready to do what they do best.
As one of North America’s most epicurean cities, it doesn’t come as a surprise that microbreweries come abundantly in this neck of the wood. From Griffintown to Mile-End, pints and pints of fine brews are being served to both locals and visitors — but where are the very best places to visit for original, locally-brewed, […]
Although Montreal is more often remembered by its historic Old-Port and Europe-like, cobblestone alleyways, another neighborhood is slowly taking over in popularity: Plateau Mont-Royal. An eccentric area filled with quiet tree-lined streets, delicious bistros and brightly colored stairways.