Spare Time in Montreal?
A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montréal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining. The world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, it merits the moniker ‘international’ city, a cosmopolitan centre with proud roots in the past that enthusiastically embraces the future. A world leader in such industries as aeronautics, information technology and biotechnology, the city has also made significant innovations in medicine, multimedia, the arts and urban planning. Its avant-garde spirit has not gone unnoticed: in 2006, Montréal was named a UNESCO City of Design.
Old Montreal Evening Food & Drink Tour
After meeting at the initial tasting location, the tour takes you through the enchanting streets (and hidden locations) of beautiful, historic Old Montreal. Along the way, you'll stop at some of the city's best restaurants giving you the chance to taste a wide variety of both contemporary and traditional dishes as well as drinks paired perfectly to your meal. Tastings can include dishes from salad to pasta and poutine, offering a wide variety of flavours that a single restaurant would not capture.
Rue Wellington in Verdun
The coolest street in the world
Offering one of Montréal’s most unique quartier vibes in the heart of Verdun, bustling Promenade Wellington has long been a preferred meander spot for those in the know. Named for the Duke of Wellington, infamous for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Promenade Wellington—affectionately referred to as “ma well” by locals—is an off-the-beaten-track gem worth the quick métro or bike ride from downtown. Named by TimeOut as the coolest street in the world, Promenade Wellington is ready for its close-up on the world stage.
Shopping in Montréal is as unique as the city itself. Revamp your wardrobe, buy unique gifts and souvenirs and pick up an edible slice of the city, all in one shopping trip. A notable destination for all things fashion, Montréal inspires designers of streetwear and haute couture, jewellery and home decor. Keep an eye out for vintage clothing, trendy pop-up shops and beautiful antiques too.