A foodie's paradise with authentic cuisines from all over the world, a museum lover’s go-to, a land of friendly locals, and a multilingual and multicultural cosmopolitan city–Montreal is all that and more.
One of the most touristy cities in Canada, Montreal embraces travelers like their own. It offers tons of adventures and leaves you with lasting memories.
With a big race coming up this summer, the one awaited for two years now (we all know why), Montreal is going to be the hub of celebrations. If you’re planning to visit during that weekend, we have a list of pit stops for you to eat, shop, and explore. This will come in handy to start something incredible off the track this weekend.
Art lovers must flock to Galerie d’art Blanche and explore the best contemporary pieces from renowned artists. The gallery prides itself on its collection of local artists along with a wide selection from established international creators. The gallery exhibits artworks by Vasil Nikov, Pascale Pratte, Mark Tennant, and many others.
Don’t Miss: Discover new arrivals, interviews, videos, articles, and recent news about the artists
Location: 218 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z9 and 1327 Greene Avenue Westmount, QC, H3Z 2A9
Owned by a lady named Castle, Boutique 1861 is a shopper’s paradise. Castle opened her first boutique in 2010 and it was a huge success, compelling her to open more stores. The store is not just any shopping center but a boutique straight out of a fairy tale book. The bouquet, velvet drapes, crystal chandeliers, and overall décor give every customer a chance to live their fairy tale fantasy. They have a wide selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ outfits, prom and graduation dresses, and much more. Open throughout the year, the boutique keeps up with fashion trends as it launches new arrivals every Friday. Stop by to shop local.
Don’t miss: Summer 2022 collection
Location: 3670 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V4
Paname is known for its high-quality meat, authentic sauces, and freshness of local ingredients. From food for spice lovers to mild spice eaters, they have a dish for every palette. Their secret marinade has been winning the hearts of food lovers since 2014. From burgers, and sandwiches to poutines, their food is relish worthy. Apart from their tasty food, their portion size and affordable prices make them a crowd-puller.
Don’t miss: Tikka sandwich and El Paso poutine
Location: 365 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, H2R 1T4
L’Arrivage Bistro is the restaurant at Pointe-à-Callière, a museum established in 1992, showcasing Montreal’s history and archaeology. The museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, and on the onset of summer, the pedestrian area between Place Royale and Place D'Youville is all set to enjoy the Summer On The Point fair starting June 21 until October 10. There will be free outdoor activities, picnic tables set up, and of course, a decked-up Wishing Tree. Stop by at the museum and get into the summer mode and while you’re at it explore the Instagram-worthy glass-wall museum café for a hearty meal.
P.S. They have a vegan-friendly menu too.
Don’t miss: Their gourmet specialties–ostrich liver and fresh fish
Location: 350 Place Royale, Old Montreal, H2Y 3Y5
Montreal has a lot you can explore and still leaves you wanting more. Get your sunnies and sunscreen ready for the big race and have a fun weekend in Montreal.
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