Must-Dos of Montréal

Must-Dos of Montréal

Destination: Montréal, QC

Length of Stay: 4 Nights (May 2018)

Lodging: Marina Port de plaisance Réal-Bouvier Campground $41 CAD/night)

Destination: Montréal, QC

Length of Stay: 4 Nights (May 2018)

Lodging: Marina Port de plaisance Réal-Bouvier Campground $41 CAD/night)

Gay Village

This welcoming slice of Montréal is situated within walking distance of both the Botanical Gardens and Downtown. A few city blocks are closed down exclusively for pedestrian traffic which feature a variety of bars, restaurants, and adult entertainment clubs. This entire city strip is decorated with strings of rainbow colored balls hanging overhead.

While enjoying a meal on the plethora of outdoor patios, you might even hear some music from street musicians. Lets be honest, if you're coming to Canada, you need to get the poutine at least once and this is the place to get it.

 

Gay Village

Gay Village

This welcoming slice of Montréal is situated within walking distance of both the Botanical Gardens and Downtown. A few city blocks are closed down exclusively for pedestrian traffic which feature a variety of bars, restaurants, and adult entertainment clubs. This entire city strip is decorated with strings of rainbow colored balls hanging overhead.

While enjoying a meal on the plethora of outdoor patios, you might even hear some music from street musicians. Lets be honest, if you're coming to Canada, you need to get the poutine at least once and this is the place to get it.

 

Gay Village

Botanical Gardens

The Jardin Bontnique de Montréal is located on 185 hectares featuring 10 exhibition greenhouses. These Gardens were a real treat. The entrance fee is normally $2 CAD, but when we went admission was free!

We were pleasantly surprised to find Restaurant Jardin Botanique inside the garden which had a delicious lunch selection for a bargain. The food was exquisite, the staff was friendly (speaking both French/English), and the patio had plenty of tables and shade to take a load off.

Old Montréal

It turns out the city centre of Montréal is actually and island. The city proper is comprised of several boroughs including Ville Marie, which is known for being the oldest part of the city which dates back to 18th Century New France. Although, now a days it feels more modern with attractions like a ferris wheel and zip line.

While the Old Port of Montréal is now retired, there is still a working port farther down the docks. Across the St. Lawrence river it is hard to miss the Habitat 67 apartment building. This buildling is comprised of 354 identical, prefabricated concrete units which are arranged in various combinations. In some places the structure reaches up to 12 stories! Habitat 67 is a brutalist architecture style; it was completed in 1967 by architect Moshe Safdie.

Downtown Montréal

Downtown Montréal

Habitat 67

Old Port

Botanical Gardens

The Jardin Bontnique de Montréal is located on 185 hectares featuring 10 exhibition greenhouses. These Gardens were a real treat. The entrance fee is normally $2 CAD, but when we went admission was free!

We were pleasantly surprised to find Restaurant Jardin Botanique inside the garden which had a delicious lunch selection for a bargain. The food was exquisite, the staff was friendly (speaking both French/English), and the patio had plenty of tables and shade to take a load off.

Old Montréal

It turns out the city centre of Montréal is actually and island. The city proper is comprised of several boroughs including Ville Marie, which is known for being the oldest part of the city which dates back to 18th Century New France. Although, now a days it feels more modern with attractions like a ferris wheel and zip line.

While the Old Port of Montréal is now retired, there is still a working port farther down the docks. Across the St. Lawrence river it is hard to miss the Habitat 67 apartment building. This buildling is comprised of 354 identical, prefabricated concrete units which are arranged in various combinations. In some places the structure reaches up to 12 stories! Habitat 67 is a brutalist architecture style; it was completed in 1967 by architect Moshe Safdie.

Downtown Montréal

Downtown Montréal

Habitat 67

Old Port

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