My family and I have just returned from an amazing trip to Montreal, so this will be the first in a series of posts about our travel! Our trip started and ended with lots of delays and travel issues. It took us three flights, a long day, and lost luggage both on the way there and the way back! Each trip was on different airlines. Despite all of our travel issues, we still had a great time in Canada. We went shopping for new clothes and made the best of it.
Montreal is a big city in Canada, so of course, we did a lot of walking. It was manageable though, and even my less adventurous husband and 5 year old survived. I did do some exploring on my own, when they felt like resting. The metro system is easy to navigate. Everyone in Montreal is bilingual, so even though you will almost always be greeted in French, everyone quickly switches to English when they realize you are American. I read French pretty well, but I’m not so great at speaking/understanding it.
Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) is a great place to shop for souvenirs, art, clothing, etc. I collect Christmas ornaments from every place I travel, so of course I had to stop at Noel Eternel! A shop selling authentic Amerindian art and goods had this stuffed polar bear for sale! My daughter was excited to buy a Kinder Surprise egg at the drugstore.
The majority of our trip was spent walking around Vieux Montreal and Downtown. Our hotel was conveniently located right between the two. I’ve included a few pictures from around town below.
This is only the first in a series of posts about my trip to Montreal. Stay tuned for much more!