I went to Montreal for the first time this past weekend for Osheaga, and fell in love with how beautiful the city was. My best friend, Shahrzad, and I stayed in Le Plateau, and it was such a gorgeous neighbourhood. It was close to everywhere we wanted and needed to go, and it was just very pretty and picturesque. We also biked to and visited Old Montreal, and it was stunning.
I thought I’d do a little post on some of the Instagram-worthy spots we visited while in Montreal.
1. Saint-Dizier Gallery
We stumbled across a bunch of galleries on a street in Old Montreal, and this one was my favourite. There are so many possible photo ops here!
2. Walls and alleyways in Old Montreal
There are so many cool and rustic-looking walls and alleys in Old Montreal. It’s definitely a good place to take OOTD photos if you’re wearing colours – Shahrzad and I were both wearing black, white, or grey, so we didn’t really stand out from any backgrounds. I’ll definitely be sure to wear bright colours next time I visit to take more fun photos!
3. World Trade Centre Montreal
I’ve seen this place all over Instagram, and I’ve always wanted to come here. The reflections in the water look amazing in photos. I would love to visit here during sunset one day to take photos!
4. Cute brunch spots like Chez José
This brunch place ties up with my Toronto favourite, Fonda Lola. I got this Mexican omelette, and it was to die for. Our server was really nice and the overall vibe of the restaurant was just great. The restaurant is filled with colourful drawn-wallpaper and knick knacks that make for mouthwatering food photos.
5. Cute dessert places like La Diperie
This ice cream place has been all over my Instagram feed, and Shahrzad and I were excited to have the chance to try it. They have tons and tons of flavours of dipped cones with so many possibilities for toppings. I was hoping my lavender-dipped cone would be purple, but it turned out to be brown and it also wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. Shahrzad got the maple syrup-dipped cone, and it was delicious.
6. Walls in the Plateau
We were told the Plateau was the ‘artsy’ part of Montreal. There are lots of beautiful houses with beautiful staircases, colourful brick walls, and cool graffiti. So many OOTD photo ops here!
7. Saint-Catherine Street
Like the World Trade Centre, I’ve seen this place so many times on Instagram and I’ve always wanted to visit this spot. It’s much, much, much prettier during the daytime but I was only able to come here at night. I will be back here one day for a daytime photo.
Mont-Royal Park and La Fontaine Park were also both really beautiful places, but I didn’t take any photos. Montreal is a gorgeous city and I can’t wait to come back. If you know of any other Instagram-worthy spots, I’d love to know in the comments!
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