Montreal is an incredible city filled with culture, amazing food, beautiful architecture, parks and more. Here are 9 reasons why you should visit this wonderful city.
Montreal is easy to get to from just about anywhere. It is accessible by airplane, train, bus or car.
If you like food, Montreal might just turn into one of your favorite cities in the world. Food is so much a part of Montreal’s identity. There is incredible diversity in the kinds of food you can find there too.
3. European Charm
Montreal is arguably the most European city in North America, especially in the Old Port. With cobblestone streets, narrow streets, French food, culture and language, the charm of Europe is easily enjoyed without crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Montreal hosts nearly 100 festivals a year. From music, movies, and the arts to food, tattoos and stand-up comedy to niche interests, there are several festivals every month for just about anyone’s interest.
5. Laid Back Vibes
Montreal’s neighborhood the Plateau (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal in French) has a bohemian look and feel to it with lots of bright colors, old Victorian houses, art, cafes and bookshops. During the warmer months, there is a Tam-Tam Jam (drums) and dancing in Mount Royal Park which attracts a free-spirited crowd.
For a well populated city, Montreal has a lot of parks and areas dedicated to preserving nature. There is nearly 5000 acres of parks in the city and about 20 parks.
Montreal has some seriously good farmer’s markets. It’s easy to see and feel the region’s French roots at these markets with a wide varieties of fresh cheeses, wine, produce and prepared foods.
Montreal has tons of museums for just about every interest including some unusual ones such as The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site of Canada and amazing museums like Montreal’s Biodome.
9. Fun All Year Round
Montreal’s four seasons bring a wide variety of activities and events. In winter, there are all kinds of winter sports, sugar shacks and maple syrup tasting. In the warmer months, there are wonderful places for leisurely strolls, outdoor markets, biking around the city and lots of hiking and outdoor activities. And, all year round there are festivals and great food!