Montreal through Instagram

I had a lot of fun using Instagram on a recent long-weekend in Montreal. Although I love my Canon, it’s so easy to pull out the iPhone, especially when the weather’s not the greatest.

One of the most historic destinations in Canada, Montreal is one photogenic city! Here’s a look at a long-weekend in Montreal through Instagram.

Toronto to Montreal with Via Rail

Toronto is just over 4 and a half hours away by train – a journey which calls for a glass of wine, or three!

Loews Hotel Vogue

The artwork was fitting, considering we were staying at the Loews Hotel Vogue. Located right downtown, the hotel is in an ideal spot for exploring the city.

Basilica Notre Dame

Old Montreal is the best place for photography, simply because it’s home to so much history. French settlers arrived here way back in 1641. The area was originally known as Ville-Marie and would go on to become Montreal.

Hotel Place d’Armes

Old Bank of Montreal

Cobblestone streets make you feel like you’re in Europe

As you can see, the streets of Old Montreal were pretty quiet on a rainy Friday afternoon in November. However, it doesn’t detract from the charm and we spent time here each day wandering through the cobblestone streets.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect spot to spend a couple of rainy hours (before heading back to soak in more of Old Montreal). The best part about this museum is that access to the permanent collection is free!

Grey and rainy day

Cocktail hour at the Hotel Nelligan

The Hotel Nelligan was the perfect place to stop for a drink during a tour we took one evening. The hotel is found within three historic buildings in the old city. We sat and had drinks in the atrium, where you can see what looked like the exterior of the old buildings.

Deep dish chocolate chip cookie. Delicious!

Part of any holiday, whether it’s two days or two weeks, is always the food! Despite having eaten a full brunch, I couldn’t say no to this cookie at m:brgr.

Governor’s Garden in Old Montreal

Happening upon the Governor’s Garden made me feel like we were in the UK.

Who can say no to poutine?

Who can say no to poutine when they’re in Montreal? This delicious combination of french fries, gravy and cheese curds is damn good, especially on a chilly night. A trip to Montreal isn’t complete without at least trying this truly Canadian dish. European friends once told me that the combination sounded horrible, but they were quickly won over! We wolfed down an order of poutine before heading to the airport, since it wouldn’t have been a weekend in Montreal without it.

Montreal City Hall as night time set in


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