I took advantage of the Canada Day long weekend about 2 weeks ago to visit Montreal. It's been a while since I've been there, and not to mention that I've never been there just to stroll around, it's always been on a tour. It's a whole different story if I have to talk about how much I despise tours. I stayed in the heart of Montreal for 3 days, and loved every minute of it.
I bought a 3 day metro pass for $16. I highly suggest it if you are staying at a hotel anywhere close to a station.
994 Rachel Est, Montreal
How can I leave Montreal without eating any poutine? I found this place online and I'm glad I did. The restaurant was packed with locals and tourists. We chose to sit outside, even though the waitress told us that they don't serve alcohol outside. There were loads of different topping choices for the poutine. I ordered a regular size, and it was way more than enough for lunch.
4350 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
This is my new found favourite restaurant!! The pictures don't do it justice. Same as the last one, I found this restaurant online, and once I went to its website I saw the pictures of buckets of mussels, I knew I had to give it a visit. Mussels definitely remind me of my vacation in Paris. At this restaurant, you can get a bucket of mussels plus fries for $20. If you go on weekdays (not Friday), you can even have all you can eat mussels for the same price. But I probably won't be able to take advantage of the all you can eat mussels even if I had the chance. One bucket was more than enough for me! Other than the mussels, this place is famous for the large selection of beers it has. You can choose from its beer menu with beers from all over the world.
4319 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
We stumbled on this awesome pizza place while searching for some dinner. There were tons of restaurants in Montreal that had patios by the street, and I absolutely adore patios on a summer day. We had pizza, sangria, and some escargot (not in picture). The sangria was a small sized, but it already made the two of us very happy lol.
I loved Montreal. I loved how eventful the city is, the good food, and the beautiful sceneries! I can't wait to visit again :)