Montreal lies on an island in the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. It's one of the top vacation destinations in Canada and is best known for its quaint, French-colonial neighborhoods and gothic cities.
Top things to do include strolling around the cobbled streets of the Old Montreal neighborhood, which is home to the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica, heading to the lookout point in Mount Royal to gaze at the city and exploring the Montreal Botanical Gardens, which showcases exotic flora and fauna across a 185-acre park. If you like museums, head to the Montreal Biodome, which showcases replicas of four different ecosystems alongside different species of plants and animals, or the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, which is known as one of the best museums in Canada.
The top neighborhoods to stay in include the French colonial Vieux-Montreal district or the hip Plateau district, which is filled with bars, shops and restaurants.
The best time of year to visit Montreal is in the spring (April to May), when the temperature is warming up and the mornings are fresh, or the summer when you're likely to experience long, sunny days.
When staying in Montreal, you'll be staying in a town full of art, life, great food and good people. Visitors can enjoy this modern city no matter the time of year, boasting a huge range of things to do and see. As well as making the most of the many shopping and dining options, visitors are also able to get a unique taste of Europe and take a look into the city's rich history.
Thanks to its French heritage, many residents are French speaking. Settlers from France arrived back in 1642, and began to build a community. Thanks to its position on the water, it became a major trading and military post. Over the years, Montreal attracted a range of people, resulting in a rich and diverse city. In Old Montreal especially, you can witness some of this history thanks to the remaining cobbled streets and original architecture.
The town is known as the country's cultural hub, and is the place to celebrate all the arts. Throughout the year there are over 90 festivals in the city, and a number of neighborhoods where artists, writers, and musicians alike have shaped the city into what it is today. The biggest festival of the year is the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, so it is worth looking into Montreal vacation rentals well in advance if you plan to visit then.
As well as the arts capital, Montreal is also arguably the cuisine capital of the country. In the town center you will find delectable patisseries, old English pubs, hipster bars and huge food markets where our can pick your own fresh produce to take back to your home away from home. One of the trendiest neighbourhoods is Le Plateau Mont Royal, a great location to look for vacation rentals. This part of town is young and student-friendly, with the streets lined with contemporary galleries, laid-back cafes and some great bars. Le Plateau is also home to the Mont Royal Park, full of popular trails and the tranquil Parc La Fontaine.
One of the most impressive buildings in the heart of the city is the Notre Dame Basilica, in the historic district. The basilica is easily accessible, so you can immerse yourself in the history and discover the riches of the cathedral, from the stained glass windows down to the crypt.
The Montreal Biodome is a popular family attraction. The Biodome houses five ecosystems which mimics different climates and landscapes such as the Tropical Forest and the Sub-Artic island's. The Botanical Garden is a popular oasis in the heart of the city and is one of the largest natural museums of its kind in the world. Home to more than 22,000 types of plant, it is a nature-lover's heaven.
For guaranteed thrills, head to La Ronde amusement park, which is packed with roller coasters and rides, making for a great day out for all the family.
With all these tourist attractions it is no wonder that so many people look for both long and short term rentals in the city. The town is home to many well-known hotel chains, some of which are budget-friendly, and others a bit more luxurious. Rentals in Montreal range greatly in size and amenities, so whether having a large living room and dining area is what you are looking for, or a space that has air conditioning, you are sure to find it here.
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