After leaving Vermont around midday and crossing the Canadian border, I arrived in Montréal, Québec around 3pm. I spent about an hour exploring the area near my hotel and then decided to have a chilled evening!
The next day, I had a full day of exploring the stunning city of Montréal. There’s very much old and new architecture in the city as well as quite a variety in styles. I lived in France for a while, so I particularly enjoyed seeing typical French cafés, restaurants, boutiques etc.
I first walked to Montréal City Hall (seat of the local government, construction of the building started in the 18th century!), then to see the Clock Tower (located in the Old Port of Montréal), Notre Dame Basilica (the stunning church is in the historic district of Old Montréal) and last was the Bonsecours Market (a two-story domed indoor market with all sorts of souvenirs as well as, cafés etc. within the market). I was tempted with so many wonderful looking souvenirs but in the end, I just bought some ‘Canadian Maple Syrup Taffy’! Bagels are apparently a food speciality in Montréal (lots of bagel shops everywhere) so I found a great café to sample one. I went for an egg, bacon and cheese breakfast-style bagel…very tasty!