4 Things to Love About Montreal

October 6, 2016
4 Things to Love About Montreal

4 Things to Love About Montreal

I visited Montreal in the first week of July and enjoyed every second of it. I am sure there are so many things to do in Montreal other times too, but in my experience, the beginning of July is a great time to travel there. Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st, and the International Jazz Festival takes place from June 29th to July 9th. Although a week wasn’t enough time to see it all because there are so many things to do, I did my best to attend as much as I could. These are the highlights.

4 Things to Love About Montreal

1. Canada Day in Montreal

Besides the parade, fireworks, and other activities during Canada Day, there is a special Canada Day cake! I am all about food, and I believe that food creates a connection among people. People gather around food in all cultures. So although the Canada Day cake was delicious, I was more interested in Canadians.

2. The Montrealers

The people of Montreal are so friendly and polite. You don’t have to hesitate to start a conversation with them. While I was in line for the special cake I made some friends. Most came from different backgrounds, but all proudly waited for their national cake to be served. Montrealers are helpful, if you ever get lost there.

A few people even offered to take me the place I was heading to. In contrast, in New York no one really has time to stop and answer your question.

3. Montreal International Jazz Festival

I spent my second day in Montreal at the Jazz Festival. To be honest, when I arrived I didn’t know that the Jazz Festival was the largest in the world. The place was filled with people from around the world, and the acts were amazing. I really enjoyed spending the day there. There was so much food to choose from, but it was all a little pricey.

4. The great metro system

I fell in love with Montreal because of its metro! Always on time, with clean stations, no one pushing you around like a crazy person, few people and more happiness. What is not to love? They even have televisions in some stations to watch the news while you wait.

Montreal was a great experience: I got to meet with some amazing people, experienced a bit of their culture, and tried their amazing food.  I cannot wait to go back to Montreal next year in July.


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About Melissa Ay

Melissa Ay is a passionate foodie, traveler and photographer, who loves to visit other countries; especially during festivals, shows, and holidays. Because her background is Turkish, she also loves to talk about her ethnic food and cultural differences between Turkey and United States. Her biggest dream is to publish a book one day.

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