I was lucky to explore this city for two months and experience its rich history and vibrant culture!
With its French colonial past, Montreal has a distinctly European feel, but it also embraces its North American surroundings. It’s like the perfect mix between the two cultures – and that`s what makes it so interesting!
Montreal is also well known for its beautiful architecture, which includes both historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. From its charming neighborhoods to its lively downtown, there is truly a lot to see in Montreal.
How many days in Montreal
For visiting Montreal, I recommend at least a full weekend. If you have three days, that’s even more perfect because that is the amount of time you will need to see everything without rushing and maybe even go on a nice tour of the city.
The weather is warm and there are plenty of activities and events taking place in the city.
However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, spring or fall are also great times to visit. Winter can be cold (REALLY cold), but if you don’t mind the cold weather, you can find some great deals on hotels and flights and even take on some skiing near the city in Mont Tremblant.
How to get around Montreal
The best way to get around Montreal is by public transportation and walking. The city has an extensive public transportation system that includes buses and metro trains.
The metro system works remarkably well, is clean and safe and a fantastic way of visiting distant parts of town.
If you are staying in the downtown area – or even in Plateau Mont-Royal or Vieux Montreal, you can easily walk to most of the attractions.
However, if you plan on exploring more of the city, I would recommend getting a day pass – which costs 10$ – for the public transportation system.
What to do in Montreal on a weekend
There are so many things to do in Montreal! Here are some of my favorite activities to do on an intense weekend.