Post # 1
So I’m back here looking for recommendations on things to do/see for another trip. A first for us visiting beautiful Montreal Canada.
We’ll be staying in Old Montreal specifically (Airbnb) for 4 days. One day is already filled with an event but open to lots of things. Museums/food/historic sites/parks/tours etc.. also anything unique only to Montreal would be cool too.
Also since it’s mid September, how’s the weather up there generally this time of year? By us, it’s been fairly cool (ny) so pants are in my clothes rotation already
Post # 2
SabL22 : it’s been years since we have been up, but we used to go all the time pre-kids. If you’re there on a Sunday head over to Tam-Tams for some excellent people watching! La Banquise is my favorite poutine and worth the wait! Oh and Schwartz Deli for smoked meat. Basically just walk around and eat a ton and you’ll have a great time!
Post # 3
As for weather, it is still pretty warm during the day, but cooler at night and in the morning. Definitely bring pants and sweaters, maybe a light jacket for night/morning. As for things to do, definitely visit Mont Royal (the view of the city is amazing), St-Joseph’s Oratory, the Old Port/Old Montreal, Botanical Garden, Olympic Stadium, for great food there is Little Italy and I 2nd the pp who said La Banquise for poutine. There is great shopping on St. Catherine’s street (since you are from the US, the exchange is in your favour). SabL22 :
Post # 4
LilliV : lovetotravel02092017 : thanks bees, great suggestions! Heard all about the original vs smoked poutine debate, thoughts?
Post # 5
Eat all the food! Hopefully it will be warmish, because Montreal has SO much sidewalk seating. Great breweries, great poutine (I’m also a fan of La Banquise…prefer the vegetarian), and great brunch. And get bagels! I’m team St. Viateur. I lived in Montreal for five years and long after I left I was still finding sesame seeds in my car.
Post # 6
I’d say walk up the the Mount Royal lookout! There’s a nice view of the city. We also did a walking tour to highland street art my husband found which was mostly in the plateau area (such a pretty area). In old town we had really good lunch both time we visited at olive and gourmando. We also did a bike tour which was a good way to see some different areas of the city and was fun. We had great dinner at Larry’s in mile end and Candide closer to old town. We also went to “gay villiage” but i wasn’t that impressed with that area of town/street. Have fun!
Post # 7
Unless you go to La Banquise, I would search out poutine from a dépanneur rather than a restaurant. It will be better!
Les 2 pierrots is a boîte à chanson (live music bar) that’s very famous and a lot of fun!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland
Following because my fiancé and I will be in MTL for a weekend in late September for my birthday!!
Post # 9
DON’T go to schwartz’s deli for smoked meat sandwiches. it’s become a tourist trap with a long line, and it’s not that great. Go to The Main, across the street, or Snowden Deli. Both awesome.
I also highly recommend going to Chalet BBQ for their chicken & fries. It’s beyond good and it’s like walking into a time machine, the decor & waitresses are all from the 50’s.
Definitely walk around st. laurent and the mile end area – great coffee, shopping and bagels at st vieteur. mont royal has amazing views of the city and a lovely park/trails for walking. If you’re willing to spend a little more on a special dinner, make a reso at Joe Beef, Liverpool House, or Garde Manger 🙂
Post # 10
I haven’t been to Montreal yet but I visited several other cities in Canada, I liked it. By the way, if you are going to travel in the fall, it’s the best season for traveling across Canada, Italy and Mexico https://travelsites.com/blog/travel-gems-you-should-visit-in-the-fall/