It’s hard to sum up one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Canada, but when FlightHub thinks of Montreal the only way to describe it is magical. The city has it all: from arts and culture, to major sports teams, to exciting nightlife and excellent dining experiences. It’s safe to say that it’s hard to leave this city without being thoroughly impressed.
How FlightHub thinks you should enjoy Montreal in the summer
There’s almost too many things to do in Montreal during the summer! During the months of May until early September, the city is overrun by art and street fares, music festival, cultural weeks, and much more.
Kick off the summer with the St. Ambroise Fringe Festival, a creative and artistic festival that takes places throughout the month of June. Following this is the internationally renowned Mural Festival, where street artists from around the world paint the town in their own unique style. Feeling like you want to groove? FlightHub thinks you should stick around for the Montreal International Jazz Festival that takes place the last weekend of June and turns the city into a Jazz capitol!
Come July, Montealers gear up for the Just For Laughs festival with galas hosted by internationally acclaimed comedians and acts. But all of this is the opening act to Osheaga, the three day music festival hosted in Parc Jean Drapeau. With over 140,000 people in attendance, this is a festival that you can’t miss.
Need to recharge your party batteries? Every Sunday until it becomes too cold to bear, Mont Royal is packed with Montrealers and tourists alike enjoying Tam-Tams, a day of lounging on the mountain and listening to the rhythmic sounds of the drum circle that congregates at the base of the mountain. If park lounging isn’t your thing, do as the locals do and enjoy a beer or coffee on a restaurant terrace. Frequenting outdoor pools, or even surfing in the St. Laurence River, Montrealers are out and about throughout the summer months.
FlightHub Fall’s-In Love with Autumn in Montreal
Now that summer has left Montreal, watch as the city transforms itself from lush green to an array of red, gold and brown foliage. Take a hike up Mont Royal and enjoy the view of the city from Chalet du Mont-Royal. On your walk back into the city, stop by one of the many local cafes or pastry shops in the Plateau and taste the fall treats waiting for you: from pumpkin scones to delicious lattes, the city is getting ready to cozy up.
Feeling a little spooky? Then join in the fun for Montreal’s annual Zombie Walk or quench your thirst at one of the many Oktoberfest parties hosted throughout the city!
Missing the heat? FlightHub thinks that visiting the Biodome is a sure way to stay warm in the tropical rainforest without ever leaving the city! Visit over 4,800 animals and 230 species under one roof!
Feeling like a good, ol’ fashion milkshake? FlightHub suggests you look no further than Beauty’s Luncheonette. A Montreal landmark, this family owned diner has been open since 1942. Talk about a legacy!
Walking in a Winter Wonderland, FlightHub loves Montreal in the Winter
Most people are skeptical about enjoying a Montreal winter. True, the weather is harsh and unpredictable, and oftentimes Montrealers are warned about going outside for longer than two minutes. But that doesn’t stop natives of the city from enjoying all that winter has to offer.
From outdoor skating rinks, to cross country skiing, Montreal and its surrounding municipalities have you covered for all your outdoor fun. If you’re looking for an organized event, then the Fête des Neiges de Montréal is a perfect way to get in all your winter activities! Tubing and tobogganing are all accessible throughout the winter months and is fun to be had by all.
Feeling like you want to party? FlightHub suggests checking out Igloofest, an outdoor rave that takes place every weekend in the old port of Montreal. Now that you’re done dancing the night away, you’re looking for something to eat. Want to warm up and eat something delicious? There’s nothing more ‘Montreal’ than Nouveau Palais diner. Enjoy delicious tacos or burgers in their warm and inviting atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to end a night of partying. If tacos aren’t your thing, FlightHub suggests you stop by Schwartz’s Deli and taste a famous Montreal smoke meat sandwich.
Whether you visit Montreal for the weekend, or for the month, there’s never a dull moment to be had!
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