Representing the truly multicultural nature of Canada, Montreal, Quebec is a city that encapsulates the essence of Canada. Blending French Canadian and English Canadian culture, Montreal is as diverse as they come when it comes to Canadian cities. In addition to this cultural collage, Montreal has grown to become an epicentre of Canadian cuisine, art, and heritage. I wanted to get some expert information on how to plan a day out in Montreal. For that I spoke with, an online travel agency, to get the ins and outs of having a great day in Montreal.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Luckily, Montreal is loaded with epic breakfast joints according to. While Beautys is perhaps the most popular breakfast spot in Montreal, there are plenty of other great options where you don’t have to line up outside for a table. Try some Southwest Montreal favourites like Burgundy Lion and Cosmos. Burgundy Lion offers traditional English breakfasts, crumpets included. Cosmos is as old school as its gets. A single bar, a massive grill and loads of grease make this the ultimate greasy spoon place. After breakfast, you can walk, sleep, or lounge off your food hangover at one of Montreal’s many huge parks. Try Mont Royal park to enjoy Montreal’s best views.
Museum time. If I had to choose one, it would have to be The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts. This huge collection of paintings, sculptures, and more is absolutely free to check out. When you are done there you can hop down to the Old Port. This living museum is a time capsule of Montreal’s history. Cobblestone streets, massive churches, and period buildings make this is a must see neighbourhood.
The evening fun centres around downtown according to JustFly. First things first, you need to make the time to see a Montreal Canadiens game. The team is an institution in Montreal and the province of Quebec and has been part of the cultural identity of Montreal for over a century. Needless to say, seeing a game is a must. The arena, called the Bell Centre, is conveniently located downtown meaning you have access to Montreal’s crushing bar scene. Bishop, Mackay, and Crescent. Remember those streets. Each is loaded with great bars to check out. Choose your own adventure!