ADD TO LISTCharming in the summertimes, Montreal makes up for its cold winters by packing the summer with activities and events. From the Montreal Jazz Festival to Just for Laughs, there's plenty to do in this European influenced city. For shopping, a large network of connected (underground!) shopping centres situated downtown will give you plenty to browse, or else head over the the Plateau area along Saint-Laurent and Saint-Denis street for a more artsy flair. For a good view of the city, Mont-Royal is a definite stop.
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Really nice city with lots of nightlife activities during summer (Festival Juste pour rire, Local Gay Pride, etc).
Corner of St-Catherine Street and St-Denis street is the place to be (really hot and fun).
People is really friendly and from all classes.
Visit Park Mont-Royal, Biodome, Jardin Botanique (if you like flowers), Stade Olympique has nothing special but a great view but a bit expensive...) and if you like attractions go to La Ronde (Ile Saint-Helene).
Finish at night by a dinner near the Vieux-Port (old Montréal) or by a hockey game at the Molson Center ;)
Montreal is famous for its smoked meat, but don't be distracted by places like Ben's or Dunn's (which I think is closed now anyways) or Nickel's (that awful place owned by Celine Dion)... just bee-line to Schwartz's on Boulevard St. Laurent (also known as "the Main") .... This place is a landmark in the city. No-I'm not related to the owners. But when I visit Montreal, even though I hardly ever eat beef, I make a pilgrimage to Schwartz's.
Le quartier du Vieux Port est vraiment magnifique. Une promenade sur la Place Jacques Cartier et ses ruelles avoisinantes vaut vraiment la peine.
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