Montreal is a blend of European cobbled streets and sophistication mixed with North American hospitality and affordability. The locals prefer to speak French but also speak English. The people are young, hip, diverse, and beautiful. The food scene is good and the nightlife is pulsating....more
Rue Ste. Catherine is a busy, bustling street in Montreal filled with its young, hip, and diverse population. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops along the area. If you come to downtown Montreal, it is likely you'll be walking along Rue St. Catherine....more
Opened since 1984, Carlos & Pepe's Restaurant is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Montreal, and while it's more North-American than actual Mexican food, the food is delicious. They serve plentiful portions and the shrimp taco was really good....more
Old Montreal is a cute, cobble stoned area dotted with restaurants, shops and cafes housed in historic, old buildings. It's a great place to walk around especially at night when the lamps are lit, giving Old Montreal a reminiscent feeling of Paris....more
Montreal can get really chilly during the winter, so the city planners were brilliant at building an underground city beneath the city. Thus, this underground-type mall allows residents to walk, shop, and eat, and not worry about walking through the frigid cold....more
Mount Royal Park offers a terrific view of Montreal. I would urge those to come to Mount Royal at night. In addition, the park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the same man who designed Central Park in New York City.
The Montreal International Airport is modern, clean, and efficient. You'll notice French is the first language spoken before English. Also, the security officers here are more intrusive and will ask personal questions.
St. Jospeh's Oratory stands atop of Mount Royal. It's an impressive Catholic church and an imposing basilica with an imposing sea green dome top. There are many steps to get up to the top, but once you do, you'll have an impressive view of Montreal....more