With over 100 festivals a year, countless restaurants, and one of the biggest shopping districts in the country, there are plenty of reasons to visit Montreal (and thanks to non-stop flights from Fredericton 3 times daily there are plenty of opportunities!). Here are our 5 reasons to put Montreal at the top of your list.
Pop the champagne! Montreal turns 375 years old
Montreal is a city that knows how to celebrate! The city is hosting events throughout the summer to celebrate its big birthday. From massive multimedia displays on buildings to museum exhibits to street parties, this birthday bash has it all. Join in on the fun this summer and see the full event listings here.
Enjoy a taste of Europe – Canada style
While exploring the winding cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, you’ll think you’ve travelled back in time. Luckily the only travel required is a 1.5-hour flight! With endless cafes and bistros amid 18th century architecture, Montreal offers a world of surprises around every corner.
Embrace some retail therapy at one of Canada’s best shopping districts
Just like the Parisians, Montrealers are known for their style. From unique clothing boutiques to big name department stores, Montreal has it all. Head to the famed Rue Sainte-Catherine and peruse the shops until your heart’s content.
Dig in to epic local delicacies: Smoked meat sandwiches, bagels, and poutine!
If Montreal is known for anything above all else – it’s food! There’s nothing quite like treating yourself to Quebec’s finest delicacy, or biting into a fresh Montreal-made bagel. Try the locals’ all time favourite bagels at St-Viateur Bagel, the world famous Schwartz’s for smoked-meat sandwiches, and any one of the myriad of poutine offerings across the city, from the classic to the out of the ordinary!
Discover over 100 festivals
With over 100 festivals a year, at any given time there is a festival to immerse yourself in. From big name comedians and live music to street performances and plays, and all things in between, there is something for every taste in Montreal. For a full listing of festivals and events click here.
With 3 daily non-stop flights from Fredericton to Montreal with Air Canada, taking that weekend trip has never been easier. For more information and to book, click here.