While the rest of the country is celebrating (but) 150 years of Confederation, the island of Montreal is upping the ante with a 375th birthday in 2017. Whether under the smiling summer sun or winter’s snowy blanket, Old Montreal is undoubtedly the smooth talker of Montreal’s neighbourhoods. It is, of course, no mistake that Pointe-à-Callière (a museum built on the site of Montreal’s founding) is a centrepoint of this historic district.
Up there with Quebec City’s fortified Upper and Lower Towns, Vieux-Port (as it’s known in French) can not seem to resist the moniker of a ‘taste of Europe in Canada’. Quintessential experiences like grabbing a steaming hot poutine on Place Jacques-Cartier and marvelling in the brilliant details of Notre-Dame Basilica can only really be beaten by click-clacking your way along the cobblestones back to your cozy boutique hotel room.