Our first destination on our great Canadian road trip was Montreal. The chic city sits in the eastern province of Quebec. With a beautiful mixture of european influence and modern large-scale North American architecture, there is a wealth of culture to explore and enjoy.
We stayed in downtown Montreal (centre-ville) which is a fantastic option if you aren’t planning to have a car during your trip. There are a lot of public transport options including the underground Metro system. Like most cities, we found it easier and much more pleasant to walk around the city, the sidewalks and roads are very well looked after and not too busy.
There are a few different ways to get a stunning view of the city. If it is a nice day, you can hike up to Mont Royal Park where there are numerous look out locations for a variety of hiking capabilities. Unfortunately, we didn’t have great weather during our stay so we decided to head down to the harbour in Old Montreal to ride La Grande Roue de Montréal (The Montreal Observation Wheel). Standing at 60m high and runs in all weather! We had fantastic views of the city on one side and the St.Lawrence river on the other.
My favourite area of the city was Old Montreal. Filled with beautiful cobbled streets and immaculate french-style stone buildings. Old Montreal offers an abundance of independent cafe’s, deli’s and art galleries.