Ah ça faisait longtemps que je voulais aller à Montréal!! Oops 😬 now this is exactly what is happening to me!! I don’t know whether to speak French 🇫🇷 or English 🇬🇧!!! I mean this is generally the case when being a French born and loving speaking English this much (yes I mean that). But being in beautiful Canada 🇨🇦 and hearing and reading French everywhere is strange to me. So let me start again 🤭… Ah it has been ages that I wanted to come to Montreal!!! I’m really happy to have visited one of the most famous city of Quebec region! After spending a few days in Montreal I will tell you ALL about what I’ve seen, done and eat! 😉
Good to know: Super fast free WiFi in Montreal city center! 📲 ⚡
Get There And Around The City
Good to know: if you buy your pass at a counter, check if they are not cash only but don’t worry there are ATMs in a lot of subway stations (that I have seen though)!
Old Montreal is the oldest part of the city and there is plenty to do and see in this area!
Walk down Jaques-Cartier Square, take a look at Bonsecours Market and stroll at the Old Port (all walking distance). You’ll see the big ferry wheels from Bonsecours Market already. The Old Port quite original since this pedestrian only area has a lot of little artisan shops in old containers! 😲 Why not buy souvenirs there? Or get on the ferris wheel for a nice spin! Ticket is CAD28 (€18/£16/$22) but this is the biggest wheel in North America (60 meters high!) and keeps working during winter time as well ❄! Great views from up there! Or if you’re seeking adrenaline and fun, you’ll find a zip line, a little fun park for kiddos and so much more to do, eat or drink on the Old Port! 😉
Good to know: Opened everyday and from 7am! You’ll find cash machine inside the market if needed.
Good to know: Check the opening/closing times on their website! But Wednesday evenings from 5pmthe price is halted down to CAD11.50 (€8/£7/$9).
Good to know: There is an underground city of 32km beneath Montreal!! 😲 Great if weather is really bad or too cold! ❄❄❄❄
Eat & Drink
Go on a food tour if you can!
Good to know: A convenient store is called “dépanneur” which means in french a person that will fix something broken.
Good to know: If you are seeking for some Nature, know that Montreal has 17 parks!! Mont Royal Park is considered the equivalent of Central Park, Jean Drapeau Park is nature with an amusement park in it😉, but maybe Cap Saint Jacques Nature Park is the best in town, real nature for who wants to see and discover it. There is also a Botanical Garden & Insectarium with entry fee of CAD20.50 per adult (€14/£12/$16).
So what did you think of Montreal 🇨🇦?
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Until next time, Go and Explore! 😉
Roaming Sab ✌🏼