Montreal is a bustling city that hosts a lot of events and is known to hold 20 of the grandest convention every year. Being the largest city in Quebec and the second-largest city in Canada, Montreal is a metropolis where you can walk out on the streets at night and be surprised to see celebrations happening as you stroll around the neighborhood. Whether you are in the city for a particular occasion or if you simply happen to come between events, you can be assured that there is always something to look forward to and be surprised because of all happenings all year round.
Given it’s breathtaking architecture, funky nightlife and scrumptious food scene, Montreal is a marvellous place to experience the grandeur of European style of living without having the need to travel outside of Canada.
In case you are in the city to organize an event or attend a convention, here are some of the 3-day travel itineraries that you might want to consider in Montreal
DAY 1 – Explore Downtown Montreal
Montreal is a huge city with a lot of thrill and excitement in store for people from different walks of life, especially in the downtown area. It is the best place to familiarize oneself and get a good vibe of the city with all kinds of watering holes, diners, bistros, cafes, cinemas, museums, and retail stores. In addition, you will also find a few historic churches in the area. In case the weather isn’t favorable to walk the streets, know that you can always travel and move about the city through the Underground City passageways.
Take time to visit the renowned Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and be in awe with its collection of the finest Canadian art. In case you are hungry, make sure to visit Joe’s Beef and taste one of the best domestic meat cuisines that Montreal offers. After you’ve had your fill and have the energy to continue your exploit of the city, take a quick visit to rue Sainte-Catherine and cap things off in one of Montreal’s jazz bars to enjoy a live performance. In case you are into Jazz music, you might want to visit Montreal in summer and take part in the celebration of the Jazz festival.
DAY 2 – Climb Up Mont-Royal
Start your day by having breakfast at the Montreal’s world-renowned St-Viateaur Bagel at its original location in Mile End and be amazed at the view of how the bagels are made. In case your accommodation is in a different area, know for a fact that there are several locations found throughout the city. Although the place does not offer provision for a dining area, you may simply take your order and savor the goodness on a bench outside.
Once you’re done eating, take a walk to the city’s main park at Parc du Mont-Royal and explore the different paths to hike and make it on top of Mont-Royal by following the marks pointing the way to reach Chalet Du Mont-Royal and be amazed by the breathtaking view of the city, the river, and the Jacques-Cartier bridge. In case you’re not much into hiking, you may simply enjoy having a picnic at the open lawns or have fun skiing in winter.
By the time you have reached the top to enjoy the views, you would probably have an appetite to gorge a plate of poutine at Au Pied de Cochon or at La Banquise or La Classique. In case you these places seemed pricey for your budget, note that there are casual eateries in the area that has about 30 different types of the same dish.
After having your energy replenished, it’s time to burn those calories by exploring the different shops and local flavors found at Boulevard St-Laurent. You can enjoy a frenzy bar-hopping experience by having a cocktail at La Distillerie No. 1 before taking a trip to the calm and casual bars on Rue St-Denis. In case you are into loud music at clubs and dancing, Quartier Latin is the perfect to-go place you have to see.
In case you need a late-night snack, just before you retire for the day, you can grab a bite at Schwartz’s Deli given that they are open around the clock.
DAY 3 – Visit Old Montreal and the Old Port
Assuming that you woke up late after a night of partying at Quartier Latin, start your day by having brunch at Mile End. If you would like to have deliciously handcrafted scones and jam with clotted cream for breakfast, Lawrence Restaurant is the place to be. In the event that you aren’t lucky with having to wait too long in line, you may go ahead and have some of the local meat at Boucherie Lawrence, just a few doors along the same street.
Having had a great meal to start your day, it is now time to visit the Vieux-Montreal neighborhood, which happens to be the oldest part of the city. The city’s sophisticated elegance spreads throughout the different places that include its cobblestone streets filled with fashionable cafes, restaurants, and history soaked buildings that date back to the 17th century. Take your time to scour the area and bask in the glory of Montreal’s history and architecture by visiting the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal and Pointe-a-Callier Museum. Make your way to see the Old Port and see the amazing sites at St. Lawrence River with plenty of activities to choose that includes cycling tour, paddleboat rentals, river cruises, ferry rides, and zip lining in addition to the street performances that is known to the locals.
The fact of the matter is, a three-day itinerary is not enough to cover everything that this huge city has to offer and it won’t be a surprise if this won’t be your last. Be sure to stay in an area that has convenient access to different places of interest on foot, taking a cab, or by metro. Although the hotels downtown can be a bit too pricey, there are a lot of available options to choose from fashionable and trendy hotels in Old Montreal and the modest or economical options at Alt Montreal Griffintown.
Montreal Trade Show Displays
Indeed, Montreal is one of the best places to visit in Canada. It’s not just for leisure but also for business.
Montreal has foreign investments coming from abroad to thank for the growth of its economy. The city is rich in cultural diversity has a large number of international immigrants and international students and these numbers are constantly on the rise. Aside from foreign investments, marine and air traffic have also reached extraordinary levels in the last year, with more than 18 million passengers and more than 30 million tonnes of cargo handled in Montreal.
The booming population in Montreal makes it an ideal location to attend exhibitions, conferences, and events. The diversity of the city allows for many business opportunities and allows for a lot of business growth. We are seeing growth within the aerospace, life sciences, health technologies, visual effects and AI sectors in the city, which makes it desirable for many businesses.
If you are choosing to attend an exhibition or conference in Montreal during this time Beaumont & Co. is capable of helping you manage your timeline to ensure your deadlines are met, avoiding delays.