This summer we had the pleasure of going to Montreal which is the second most populated city in Canada after Toronto. It was originally named “Ville-Marie” after Mount Royal (the three peaked hill) in the center of the city. It’s located on the Island of Montreal which is an island between the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. It is the second most populated river island in the world after Zhongshan Dao in China. It is also known as the Hochelaga Archipelago or the Montreal Islands.
We didn’t expect to fall so in love with Montreal. We’ve been craving for nature trips and this was a city one. The food is amazing and the architecture is charming, we loved Old Montreal and the riverfront. We took the bus up which was rough, an 8 hour ride is a killer. Next time we will try the train and if you’ve been following me, you know I love trains. At least on the train we can move around more even though it’s 2 hours longer.
We stayed at Hotel Bonaventure which is the top 3 floors in an office building. We got lost our first day searching for it. The building is modern and not our taste but the inside is really nice. We loved having a rooftop pool that was a great way to wind down every evening.
When we were in Victoria, Canada in May, our guide was telling us that Canada is an immigrant country so eat everything. Oh my god, she was so right, we ate Polish, French, Spanish, smoked meat (their Jewish deli food) and Chinese. We can’t wait to go back and just eat more.
We met up with my Parisian friends Magali & Aurelie for a day and two weeks later she came to NY.
We love Canada!