One concern I always have when planning a trip to a new city is getting around without a vehicle since I usually fly but don’t rent a car. Montreal is a city that is highly walkable and has great public transit, so I’m going to show you just how easy it can be to get around Montreal without a car.
One of the trickiest things when planning a first visit to any new city is deciding where to stay, and Montreal is no different. Canada’s 2nd largest city has 19 different and distinct neighbourhoods so it can be a challenge to choose just one, let alone pick a single hotel or vacation rental. But don’t worry, I’m here to help!
When the world’s top trance DJ plays a 3-hour set in a city that’s only a 90min flight from you, you go. And that’s what I did when I saw that Armin Van Buuren was going to be playing at New City Gas in Montreal over Christmas. I made the most of my short time there catching a jazz show at Upstairs, bagels from St-Viateur, smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz’s, I warmed up at the Biodome and discovered a Barbie expo off Sainte Catherine Street.
I love the idea of cat cafes. A hot beverage and a furry companion. What could be better? They are everywhere in Asia and I knew I had to get myself to one when I was in South Korea, because I couldn’t see how one would ever open in North America. What insurance company would allow it? What health board? But lo and behold… Montreal now has three.