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 picturesque. We also visited Old Montreal, and it was stunning.
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1. Saint-Dizier Gallery
We stumbled across a bunch of galleries on a street in Old Montreal, and this one was my favourite.
2. Walls and alleyways in Old Montreal
There are so many cool-looking walls and alleys in Old Montreal. It’s definitely a good place to take outfit-of-the-day photos if you’re wearing colours – Shahrzad and I were both wearing black, white, or grey, and we didn’t really stand out from any backgrounds.
3. World Trade Centre Montreal
Ever since seeing photos of this place on Instagram, I’ve always wanted to come here. The reflections look amazing in photos.
4. 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. La Diperie
This ice cream place has been all over my Instagram feed, and Shahrzad and I were lucky enough to catch it while we were in Montreal. They have tons and tons of flavours of dipped cones with a variety of possibilities for toppings. I was hoping my lavender-dipped cone would be purple, but it turned out to be regular chocolate-coloured (it also wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be). Shahrzad got the maple syrup-dipped cone, and it was so 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.
7. Saint-Catherine Street
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 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!