Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
Recognized for its creative effervescence and artistic vibe, the Quebec metropolis is not left out when the time comes to taking it easy and enjoying all the little pleasures of life.
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Head to the Old Port to enjoy a moment of relaxation in a real holiday decor by the sea. Located at the foot of the emblematic Clock Tower, this pretty beach urban features lounge chairs and colourful umbrellas planted in fine sand. Not to mention a beautiful view of the Jacques-Cartier bridge and Saint Helena Island. The perfect place for sunbathing or a few cocktails, in the evening. oldportdemontreal.com
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Nestled between the city and nature, the canal that connects the Old Port at Lac Saint-Louis offers a beautiful route 14.5 km to cover on foot, by bike or by boat. Escape from a bit of the tumult of life urban to a simple country setting. Do not forget to stop at the Atwater market to fill up on fresh produce, especially if you're planning a picnic on the banks of the canal. mtl.org
After celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, the McCord Museum continues to celebrate the richness of Montreal's artistic heritage with exciting exhibitions. The opportunity to discover, in particular (from June 10th) the largest collection of photographs of Alexander Henderson, who devoted his life to immortalizing the richness of Canadian landscapes, from Montreal to the Rockies. musee-mccord.qc.ca
"The Main" Murals
Photo: Alexandre Choquette
For 10 years, at the beginning of summer, the Saint-Laurent Boulevard welcomes artists from around the world for the MURAL Festival. Over the years, the famous commercial artery transformed into a fabulous museum in open sky, with impressive, creative, and unique artworks. You can also book guided tours for everything you need to know about the artistic pieces that brighten the facades of the buildings of the Saint-Laurent Boulevard, or as we like to call, "The Main". muralfestival.com
The milky way of cocktail
Known for his speakeasies, Montreal has nothing to envy to other major cities in matter of bars. Located in the Pointe-Saint-Charles district, the Milky Way even managed to rise to the top of the Time Out magazine's list of coolest bars in the world. It's tasty tropical cocktails are creative and popular, just like its seductive exotic decor. milkywaycocktails.com
Place Ville Marie
Photo: Patricia Brochu
As part of the revitalization project downtown, the Esplanade Place Ville Marie (PVM) has changed dramatically. Symbol of this renewal, the Cathcart with its restaurants and beer garden, is surrounded by interior gardens that are sheltered under an imposing glass pavilion. This unique place soaks in light and the vegetation offers a varied culinary experience with a wide selection of microbrewery beers. Cathcart.com
To take a breath of fresh air, Saint Helena Island is still a destination of choice. With its beach public, its three outdoor swimming pools, its amusement park and its famous casino, Parc Jean-Drapeau doesn't lack adventure. We can also treat yourself to a guided tour kayaking from Jean-Doré beach lake and lagoons with Éco Tours Montreal.
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Impossible to miss the largest botanical gardens of the world. With its 22,000 species of plants and its 10 greenhouses and exhibitions, this haven of greenery is the perfect place to refuel clean air. Its magnificent gardens Asian-inspired cultural also allow you to escape to distant lands in a few hours, as time gently strolls. spaceforlife.ca
5 things to know on MONTREAL
- Mount Royal Park has was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape designer behind Central Park, New York.
- The song Give Peace has Luck, by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, was composed in 1969, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
- Tallest Skyscraper of Montreal, Le 1000 De La Gauchetière is also taller than Mount Royal.
- In 1976, the metropolis Quebec hosted the first Games Olympics held in Canada.
- In 2006, Montreal was the first city from North America to obtain the designation of Creative City of Design of UNESCO. ❤