Montreal is Canada's second largest city and is located in the Quebec province. Rich in history with a blend of European influence, Montreal delights locals and visitors alike. Visit for the food, vibrant culture, French influence and friendly people.
Metro takes you right into the city center. If you arrive into the city too late, take a taxi or uber. TIP: You cannot order an uber at the airport (due to law regulations). To skip the taxi and save money, take a free hotel shuttle (any of them) and order your uber at the hotel. A ride into the city is around $16 CAD.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The hundreds of restaurants to eat your foodie heart out
If you are concentrating on the French Quarter or Old Port, walking is preferable. However if you want to venture into the park or other amazing neighborhoods, learn the metro map. They have 24-hour passes available for purchase (most metro stations have an attendant who can help you.
Shareable bikes are available all over the city and highly recommend.
Uber is extremely cheap in Montreal so consider this for late night adventures or cold days (or laziness, like we did!).
Start your day in the Plateau neighborhood, nom-ing on St. Viateur's Bagels. Explore at your own pace with the end goal... lunch! Stroll through the neighborhoods until you end up at the famous jewish deli, Schwartz. Grab a seat at the diner or take out from the side entrance.
Next stop is Mont Royal Park for amazing views of the city and a much needed calorie burning activity. Follow the many paths to the Chalet, where you will be rewarded with a bird's eye view of the city (as well as a bathroom break). Feel free to keep exploring the huge park or make your way back to the hotel for some R&R.
Once rested and ready for dinner time, take the metro or Uber to the Port / Old Montreal. Stroll around and catch the views from the docks or visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. If you are thirsty, I recommend stopping at Pub Brewsky. A little hole in the wall from the streets, inside is cozy and full of rotating local brew list (plus their bacon jerky drizzled with Canadian maple syrup is worth the stop alone). Work your appetite up for our final eatery: delectable seafood dinner at Accord restaurant.
For more information and a full description of the itinerary, read my blog here: http://everyramble.com/blog/montreal