There is so much to love about Montreal, the second-largest city in Canada.
The shops and architecture, a blend of old-world-meeting-new-world, offers something for everyone.
There is Old Montreal, where you can walk down narrow cobblestone streets and finish your evening with a meal at Gibby’s. It’s located in the Youville Stables which, according to their website, “is part of a series of buildings once belonging to the Sisters of Charity, (or Grey Nuns).” Part of the original structure was built in 1694.
If you’re looking for something more modern, you’ll probably like the rooms at Hotel Le Dauphin Downtown where you not only get a computer with high-speed internet and wi-fi in your room, to use for free with your accommodation, but a DVD player so you can rent a movie, flat screen Plasma TV and a beautiful glass shower in a marble-tiled, heated floor bathroom.
Of course there are museums and galleries, restaurants and cafes, clothing stores, festivals, casinos and so much to see and do, that you may have to make a number of trips.
That’s what I’ve done. And each and every time, I experience something new and exciting.
Look into Cheap Flights to Montreal and book yourself a vacation to remember!
The second long-weekend here in Canada is quickly approaching.
Canada Day, July 1st, is a celebration of our country from coast to coast. How much do you know about our land? See for yourself (answers at the end of post):
1 – Canada has the longest covered bridge in the world (1,282 feet long). Where is it located?
A. West Montrose, ON
B. La Sarre, QE
C. Gold River, BC
D. Hartland, NB
2 – How many time zones are there in Canada?
3 – Which Province has the largest concentration of moose in North America?
B. British Columbia
So start thinking about Canada Holidays and where you’d like to spend your long weekend.
I was thinking about the following:
- Take a walking tour of Old Montreal
- Go for a winery tour in Vancouver
- Visit Musee National des Beaux-Arts de Quebec in Quebec City
- Celebrate Canada’s 143rd Birthday on Capitol Hill in Ottawa with thousands of other proud Canadians
- The place to be in London, Ontario on Canada Day is at the Forks of the Thames, then enjoy a buffet dinner on the lawn of Eldon House.
Too much to consider? Well, there’s always the upcoming Civic Holiday in August to plan ahead for.
1 – D, 2 – A, 3 – C