Last September I went to spend a month in Montreal, Quebec. It was a long-planned trip because I am lucky to have friends there, and they kindly agreed to open the house door for a few weeks. Before travelling, take the time to go on https://www.visum-kanada.com/ to apply for a visa. This document is mandatory for travel. Since I did not really know how to talk about this rich Quebec experience, I simply decided to present my 5 favorites places.
1. THE VIEW ON MONTREAL FROM THE BELVEDÈRE DU MONT-ROYAL
It is indeed the very first place where I was brought to discover the city from above. Huge buildings stood out against the blue sky of September. Seeing this ultra modern architecture we can only say “that’s it, I’m in America.” Since four days ago I was in a tent in the depths of Iceland, imagine the shock!
At the end of my stay we returned one evening with friends, for a “goodbye” in order ! At night, the landscape is transformed and we stayed long minutes dazzled by these thousands of lights. We then tried to discover Mount Royal by night, with two portable flashlights (and a relative fear of the dark); it was quite epic and one of my best memories!
2. THE INUIT ART GALLERY “BOREAL IMAGES”
The Boreal Images Gallery is specialized in Inuit art, studying contemporary art I must say that it was not the first gallery where I thought to go; yet, although it is a very touristy gallery, it is the one that marked me the most.
In this gallery, tradition and modernity collide. The themes represented by artists from northern Canada are more or less always the same, so it may seem surprising at first sight to see dozens of dancing bears but after some explanations given by the gallery owner, we have only one desire , learn more about Inuit art and traditions.
3. WALKING IN THE OLD PORT AREA
What struck me most when I was walking on the harbor is the fact that from here, we can really see the architectural diversity of Montreal; halfway between ultramodern North America and old Europe. The old port is a pretty touristy place but as soon as you leave the busy streets you are quickly surrounded by Montrealers jogging or picnicking on the lawn.
Along the Saint Lawrence also has its mythical side …
4. BRUNCHER IN MONTREAL
Montreal has a real brunch culture and it’s not hard to find a place to eat quietly. Personally my favorite thing was for Les Folies. A delicious brunch, served with a big smile, all in the sun on a small terrace.
There are obviously many other places serving brunches, and friendliness never fails in Quebec.
5. THE VIEW ON MONTREAL FROM PARK JEAN FLAG
Small island part of the city, and Mecca of the summer party (with the famous Piknic Electronik), it is also a very pleasant park for walking, hiking, and admire the view of Montreal from the other side of the Saint Lawrence! I have not tested but it is also possible to go to the casino.
I found myself alone in this park one afternoon and I found that it was a very relaxing place, in the middle of the week there were only a few walkers and the sun, the lawn and the pretty view smelled good. idleness …
Metro Station: Jean Drapeau. It is also possible to go by car, bike or river shuttle!