This last week, my best friend and I went to explore the great land of Canada… to be more specific the province of Quebec. We were in Canada from May 16th to May 25th and explored the cities of Montreal and Quebec City. We wanted to take our time in both cities and just wanted to “live” in the cities and kind of immerse ourselves into the culture and communities that we were staying in.
In both cities, we decided to try out Air BnB for the first time. For both apartments, we had great experiences. In Montreal, we stayed in the neighborhood of Mont Royal. We were about a 5 minute walk from the metro station and restaurants and shops. What we loved about Montreal was that the metro could take you anywhere around the city in a decent amount of time. While in Montreal, we checked out all of the Notre Dame’s that the city had to offer including the Notre Dame Basilica. Also, while there were wondered through Old Montreal and enjoyed poutine and duck. We also decided to check out some Jet Boating along the Saint Laurent River. I’ve done this before when I went to Montreal with my family as a kid, but it was a whole different experience as an adult. The Jet Boats take you into the rapids of the river and you get to experience the full power of the water while in the boat. I highly recommend it anyone who is looking to doing something unique in Montreal.
We took the 3 and a half hour train ride up to Quebec City. We stayed in the neighborhood near Saint Roch, which was about a 40 minute walk to Old Quebec. It sounded daunting, but the actual walk wasn’t bad at all. During our time in Quebec City, we explored Upper and Lower Old Quebec, enjoyed the views of the the Fairmont Frontenac, and had my first experience with the sugar shacks!
This trip was an amazing experience and a great time to bond with one my oldest friends. I made a quick video that highlighted our trip to Canada! I highly recommend anyone to go!