Named after its iconic three-peaked mountain at the foot of which this vibrant city nestles, Montreal is the most diverse metropolitan hub in Canada. Boasting an impressive skyline, exquisite architecture and an exhilarating montage of cosmopolitan bars and romantic alcoves, a holiday in Montreal is ideal for culture lovers.
Luxury Montreal Holidays
There is no doubt that Montreal even gives Paris a run for its money when it comes to class. What better way to enjoy such a dynamic setting than by experiencing it in pure luxury. After a day spent exploring the sites of the city, come back to pure deluxe decadence at your élite hotel, where your every whim is catered to. At Kenwood Travel only the best will do. We have over 30 years experience in finding exclusive resorts and luxury holidays, so let us organise your perfect trip to Montreal.
Great Reasons to Holiday in Montreal
- More food joints than you can shake a fist at
- Incredible shopping opportunities, including the ingenious Underground City
- Great party atmosphere; Montreal plays host to around 90 festivals a year, and not just in summer
- Fantastic museums and galleries
- A wealth of cultural things to see and do, from performing arts to sight seeing
- Romantic hideaways at every turn – Montreal is full of bars and cosy retreats
Things to Do Whilst on Holiday In Montreal
In Montreal, 17th century romantic charm sits side by side with cutting-edge innovation, both chiming in perfect harmony. Whether you want to admire the impressive architecture of the famous Olympic Stadium, pick up a fashion piece in the 12km Underground City shopping mall, or wander through the streets of Old Town, there is so much to do that you will be hard pressed to fit it all in.
In between visiting the boutiques and restaurants in Old Montreal, a stop-off in the Pointe-à-Callière Museum is a must for all culture vultures. This museum will take you through the diverse history of the town, and includes archaeological studies and artefacts. You can also walk in the footsteps of the people you learn about with a trip to the breathtaking Notre Dame Basilica.
Elsewhere in the city you will find a whole host of museums, monuments and galleries that are well worth a visit. These include the Montreal Museum of the Fine Arts, where you'll see almost 36,000 pieces from both Canadian and international artists, and the fascinating Montreal Biodome, that recreates the world’s four ecosystems. Aside from the nitty-gritty of the museums and cultural attractions, there is one thing that is definitely not to be missed when on holiday in Montreal. For a real treat, hike, bike, or take a bus to the summit of Mont Royal where you will gasp in awe at the astonishing views of this mighty city. Explore Mont Royal Park, whose lake, playground, and pretty pathways were the brainchild of Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York.
Montreal has a varying climate, and enjoys four distinct seasons throughout the year, offering a fantastically different experience of the city depending on when you visit. Summertime is warm, sometimes hot and humid, with an average high of 26 °C (79 °F) and an average low of 16 °C (61 °F). Don’t be surprised if the occasional heat wave brings out the shorts and sunhats!
Temperatures begin to fall by September. By the end of October night-time temperatures can drop as low as -3 °C (27 °F). Winter in Montreal is usually cold and snowy, with an average high of −6 °C (21 °F) and low of −15 °C (5 °F) in January. White snows coat the city during winter, often settling in around mid-December, and remain until the end of March.
Interesting Facts About Montreal
Population – 3,824,221
Area – 1,644 sq. miles
Province - Quebec
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Montreal Holidays 2016
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