Montréal, Québec

Problem: Last week, I went to Montréal with a list of things to do, and I came back with an even bigger list of things to do the next time I go.

This seems to happen everytime I travel somewhere, but in Montréal, there really is a lot to do. Anyway, here’s what I did in only a few days.


On the first day I stopped by Marché aux Puces St-Michel, and oh my did I wish I had a truck to bring back loads of treasures. I truly intend to go back with a car so I can buy some stuff. The place is HUGE, and really cool.

Then I stopped by the Marché Jean-Talon, a really nice market where I bought some fresh food for the week before I settled into my first hostel, which, looking back, probably was my favourite of the three hostels I did.

Check it out! Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal

Biodôme de Montréal

On the second day, a Monday, I discovered most things are closed in Montréal: museums, shops, Biodôme … So I walked under the rain along St-Hubert street and stopped by the few fabric stores that were open, and found some great fabrics.

Then I spent the evening in Café Aunja, where I wrote and read and life was perfect. (Great café, I really recommend!)

The third day was busy. I spent the day at the Biodôme and the Planétarium, and I probably would’ve done the Botanical Garden as well if the weather hadn’t been so gray. Still, it was a great day. I especially recommend the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. It’s really cool!



The next day I visited the Notre-Dame Basilica; it’s really impressive and beautiful. I didn’t know about this, but apparently if you go around 6 p.m, there’s a light show happening inside, which must be amazing, because the place is already a firework of colours.



In my final days, I mostly walked through the Vieux-Port, went through the numerous thrift shops of the city, then I tried to hike up Mont Royal, but there was too much snow for my poor shoes. I also attempted a trip to Parc Jean-Drapeau only to realize the place was under construction for the month. So, yeah, I have to go back!

Especially this year, since it’s the 375th anniversary of Montreal and there will be a bunch of festivals and activities planned for the summer! Until then, thanks for reading everyone!

Walking through the Vieux-Port


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  1. The Notre-Dame Basilica… be still, my heart! That is purely stunning.

    Thanks for sharing your trip to Montreal with us, and I hope you’re able to go back there later for more exploring!

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      1. Ahhhh! Je m’en doutais un peu, mais je ne voulais pas présumer! Ce serait un réel plaisir de faire connaissance 🙂

        Je vais attendre de tes nouvelles pour ta visite de mai! Cet été devrait être plein de surprises avec le 375eme anniversaire qui bat son plein 🙂

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  2. Have you visited St. Joseph’s Oratory? I did a guided tour when I was in Montreal and it was awesome! I am not a religious person, but I like visiting churches and religious sites. I’m fascinated by the history of how and why these places where built (plus the beauty of the sites themselves). Anyway, there really is so much to do in Montreal. You could visit at least once a year.

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    1. I agree! Every time I go I find new things to do for my next visit! I haven’t had the chance to visit the Oratory yet! But it’s on my list. I’ll make sure to do it next time I go (next month probably). Thanks, Lauren!


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