A Chilly Afternoon in Old Montreal

November 2, 2012

Destinations, North America

It’s a dreary day in the city of Montreal. Grey, rainy, cold. After strolling through the streets of charming Old Montreal, the dampness won and it was time to head indoors and warm-up!  This is a day where you need a hot chocolate or a cup of tea, just to keep your hands warm.

The buildings here have a very European feel

Despite the chilly weather, I still love exploring the streets of charming Old Montreal. Founded back in the mid-1600’s, this is one of the most historic destinations within Canada. It’s my favourite part of the city and full of so much history. Some of the buildings here date here back hundreds of years. And on a side note, apparently some great, great, great, great relative of mine dug the city’s first well – which can still be found here!

Where is everybody?

During the warmer months, the streets here are bustling with people. Patios are full and the atmosphere is lively!  However, today, as you can see, the streets are virtually empty. If you’re planning to visit Montreal and you’ve never been before, the spring or summer is definitely the time to go. Living in Toronto and having been here a couple times in the past, a weekend here makes for an easy getaway.

The very quiet streets within the Old City of Montreal

You can tell by the lack of sunlight and the wet pavement what a chilly day it is. I think I forgot what the cold feels like. Sometimes I’m a bit of a wimpy Canadian!

Empty streets

Next up is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Where we’re sure to stay warm!

Time to find somewhere to warm up!

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4 Comments on “A Chilly Afternoon in Old Montreal”

  1. twoblackdoggies Says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Montreal, I love that it has such a strong European influence and hot chocolate on a cold dreary day is always a good thing 🙂

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  2. Elle Says:

    I would love to visit Montreal. I have a few friends who live near the city. It looks like such a lovely place to visit. Hopefully I’ll have better weather when I’m there

    Reply

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