Montreal is about as close as you can get to Europe without leaving the North American continent. Considered the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal is famous for its French cuisine, sophisticated fashion, underground city, and plethora of attractions—not to mention its frigid winters.
If you’re visiting the city of poutine and jazz (ideally between April-October), there’s one area you don’t want to miss: Vieux-Montreal, or the Old Port. With buildings dating to the 17th century lining the narrow, cobblestone streets, you’ll feel like you time-travelled to France. Don’t speak French? Have no fear: your all-in-one guide to the best of Montreal is here!
TAKE IT ALL IN
Like most cities, there is more to do in Montreal than can be experienced in one vacation. Here are our top 5 picks:
- Take a stroll down Rue Saint Paul, the oldest street in Montreal. Be sure to stop and eat at one of the many prize-winning restaurants along the way.