Montreal is one of the most exciting cities to visit if you're hoping to embrace the arts, with numerous theatres, dance companies and festivals established and occurring throughout the year. Jazz is particularly prevalent in the city, so do check out a club or two. Away from it all, Montreal boasts some striking natural scenery, which is ripe for exploration. Venture into the hills and through the trees and discover a vista like no other, or stroll through the city's parklands.
As previously mentioned Montreal is famed for its cuisine, whether that's fine dining at any number of high-end restaurants, a bite to eat in a backstreet bistro, or a delicious snack gathered from a street vendor as you go by. Food and drink tours are popular throughout the city, including a craft beer tour, an exploration of local chocolatiers, and native food tours. Be sure to try Poutine, Canada's most famous dish, before you leave - La Banquise serves over 30 varieties of the dish.
Holidays to Montreal embrace the old and new, with historical architecture sitting alongside contemporary buildings. Visitors to the city will enjoy exploring Notre-Dame Basilica, Mont Royal, with its gorgeous views across the city and beyond, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the incredible Biodome. Absorb the city's culture and play a part in its past at Old Montreal, or discover the city's present at the Botanical Gardens, where many species are currently cultivated.