How do you get the most out of your trip to Montreal

How do you get the most out of your trip to Montreal

I think that to get the most out of your trip to Montreal, it’s essential to get out of Old Montreal and Downtown in order to enjoy the city’s “real” neighbourhoods.The Plateau’s not as cool as it used to be because of gentrification but it’s still really nice to have a drink on a terrasse on Mont-Royal.Rues Masson (Rosemont) and av Wellington (Verdun) give an idea of what the Plateau used to be like and there you’ll find a more interesting mix of people than the old yuppies and French immigrants of the Plateau.

Rue Ontario’s an intereating place to go as well, still a bit rough but with a good mix of businesses.

Depends on your interests, but spend very little time in the Old Port.It attracts swarms of tourists, and therefore, has many tourist traps.Walk through Jean-Talon or Atwater Market, up Mt.

Royal, rent a Bixi bike and explore the neighbourhoods.Have a glass of beer on a pub’s terrasse, roam through a neighbourhood, have coffee at an indy place like Olympico.But don’t cross major attractions like the Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Contemporary Arts off the list if they appeal to you.