Montréal, Canada's second largest city, is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. The weather is generally fair, with highs around 65-69°F (18-20°C). Note that when getting directions, locals orient themselves by the St. Lawrence River ("south") and Mount Royal ("north"), although those landmarks are not actually directly south and north in the city.
The suggestions below are by no means an exhaustive list of what to do in this fantastic city, but they'll get you started.
Things to see
- Parc du Mont-Royal: If you're up for a walk, this "mountain" (really only a hill with a few steep paths) is a lovely 529-acre park with winding paths that lead to panoramic views of the city.
- Parc Jean Drapeau: The site of Expo 67 is where you will find the Montréal Biosphère, a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome. (Not to be confused with the Biodome.)
- Underground City (RÉSO): 33 km of tunnels connect restaurants, shopping, and hotels, including our venue.
- Old Montréal: A short walk from our venue are the cobblestone streets and history of the city, dating back to the 17th century.
- Olympic Park: The site of the 1976 Summer Olympics. In this area, you'll also find the Biodome, which lets you walk through four ecosystems of the Americas. The Montréal Botanical Garden and Insectarium are nearby. These facilities are both part of the Space for Life, the largest natural science museum in Canada.
Things to eat
- Food tours: For those of us who like to eat!(Poutine recommended, but not required.)
- Craft beer tours: For those of us who like to drink after the poutine. Or with the poutine. Or with and after the poutine.
- St-Viateur Bagels: Hands down the best bagesl. Sorry, New Yorkers. Some people are also fans of Fairmount. Learn about the rivalry, then you can eat both and decide for yourself.