1, 2, 3: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Destination Guide

Bonjour! Check out our first Canadian “1, 2, 3” destination guide on Montreal, where journalist @itskaitmcinnis shares her favorite city haunts to visit 🇨🇦👇

To stay:

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal (@ritzcarltonmontreal): The grande dame in the center of the city is your best bet for the ideal intersection of old world luxury and modern conveniences. Located on the corner of Sherbrooke and Drummond, this opulent property dates back over a century and is still considered to be the standard for comfort and class in Montreal.

To eat:

Vin Papillon (@vinpapillon): Little sister (and next door neighbor) to acclaimed Joe Beef, this cozy wine bar is exactly where you’d want to find yourself on a cold winter night in Montreal.

L’Express (@restaurantlexpress): This upscale bistro is known for its bustling atmosphere, white gloved bartenders, and decadent French fare—and it’s been that way since its inception back in the eighties. Whether you’re in the mood for a croque-monsieur, a steak-frite, or you just want to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of cheese, the European atmosphere and distinct personality of L’Express is the best you’ll find outside of Paris.

To visit:

The Montreal Museum of Fine Art (@mbamtl): A trip to the internationally acclaimed MMFA is a must for art and culture enthusiasts alike. The largest art museum in Canada spans over 140,000 square feet of gallery space and plays home to a variety of international and domestic works—from Dale Chihuly to Claude Monet.

Mount Royal Park (@lemontroyal): Getting your steps in is easier than ever with a visit to hiking trails at Mount Royal Park. Designed and executed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (the very man behind Central Park in New York), this sprawling 692-acre park is located in the very center of the city and offers unmatched views of all of Montreal once you hit the peak of the mountain.

Montreal Public Market (@marchepublicsmtl): Whether it’s Jean Talon Market in the east or Atwater Market in St-Henri, a trip to one of Montreal’s public markets is a must-visit in order to get a feel for the laidback joie de vivre the city is so well known for.

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