Explore Montreal

Posted on: March 8th, 2014 by Erin Weir No Comments

399px-TourDeLaBourse_nightMontreal is Canada’s cultural capital, offering plenty of art, history, and cuisine and lots of ways to explore it.  The city is full of both French and English culture, offering a blend of European and North American culture in one spot.

There are lots of things to explore in Montreal throughout the entire year, but winter springs special opportunities to ice skate through its scenic parks, ice fish, or check out a hockey game from the city’s local NHL team, the Canadiens.

March is a great time to visit the Olympic Park as they’ve got tons of activities planned for March Break.  The winter village on the Esplanade Financiere Sun Life will have extended hours and will be free to all!  Enjoy free outdoor ice skating, and tons of shows and fairs.  There will also be movie screenings, chances to get up close and personal with some wild animals, and tours of the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

As the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal offers a plethora of fantastic ethnic food, and fine cuisine.  There are endless places to eat in Montreal, ranging from quaint cafes, upscale European style restaurants, and delicious bakeries.  And no trip to Montreal is complete without trying Quebec province’s specialty – the poutine. 

There are many places to stay in Montreal.  Whether you’re looking for a large hotel in the middle of downtown, or a charming bed and breakfast on a residential street, there is something for you.  Couch surfing is also quiet popular in Montreal.  It’s quiet easy to find a local host to give you the true local experience.

There are countless ways to explore the city.  Staying in a bed and breakfast, youth hostile, or couch surfing will help you get more acquainted with the city and its residents.  The city is full of art, theater, and more.  No matter when you go, you’ll find excellent ways to explore the city.


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