Your Complete Instagram Guide to Montreal
If you’re like me, Montreal might make you think of road trips you took with friends while underage in the U.S., dancing at bars where you were legal to drink, thanks to the city’s 18-year-old minimum. (Each province and territory in Canada sets its own laws, so it varies throughout the country.)
Now that I’m a decade older and wiser, though, I can appreciate all the city’s many other merits—its cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings mixed with cutting-edge architecture, globally influenced restaurants, and more.
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Vieux-Montréal—a.k.a. Old Montreal—is the part of the city with the most preserved history, dating back to the 17th century, and also one of the oldest urban areas in North America. Walk the cobblestone lanes and take in the architecture, old bank buildings, churches, and horse-drawn carriages.
Pick up a croissant and cappuccino.
Grab a gourmet latte and freshly baked pastry at Cafe Myriade—its offerings are a little pricey, but worth the splurge, especially if you’re planning on walking around all day. It’s the perfect (decadent) fuel.
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Wander the streets of Plateau.
Walk around and shop in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, which is a vibrant arrondissement (i.e. borough) chock-full of restaurants, bars, boutiques, art galleries, and music venues.
Grab brunch at a gastropub.
Beloved by locals for its laid-back ambience and warmth, Maison Publique is ideal for weekend brunch. Whatever you order, be sure to pair it with one of the bar’s local Canadian beers or wines.
Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts is a must-see (and ‘gram) destination: Check out modern international art, Quebec and Canadian art, graphic arts and photography, and whatever excellent special exhibits are on (e.g.
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