It’s been almost two months since I went to Montreal with some of my favorite mom friends, and I’m still thinking about the food, the city itself, the people, did I mention the food? Ha!
Montreal is a beautiful city that makes you feel like you’ve landed in France. From the architecture and cobble stone streets, to many of the food options, to the fact that French is the primary language spoken there, you are very much reminded of Europe. It’s a beautiful place in all ways!
It’s also the kind of place that’s perfect for a group trip because it offers something for everyone. I’d highly recommend adding it to your list of places to visit if you haven’t been already!
In true MIS fashion, let me share where we stayed, what we did, and where we ate…
Where We Stayed
We stayed at a hotel called Humaniti in the heart of Montreal. The property itself is beautiful and modern. The rooms were clean. And the hotel has an all inclusive gym, coffee shop, and spacious bar (with plenty of seating). Personally, hotels like Humaniti are exactly where I like to stay, but the best part of this one is the location. We walked almost everywhere!
What We Did
I have to preface this part by sharing that the weather wasn’t the best when we went. Re: it rained a lot! Even still, our group of mighty moms persevered and definitely made the most of the time we had together.
We went to Mount Royal one morning and did a simple hike/walk around the park. The views from the summit are something to see!
We walked around Old Montreal one afternoon. Depending on how much you want to explore, you could make this a whole day adventure.
We went to the underground city/mall another afternoon. Not a must do activity IMO, but if you like to shop and have room in your bags, you’d love it!
There were a couple of things we didn’t get to but would be very Montreal to do – a river cruise and a cabaret show.
Where We Ate
If one thing is true about Montreal, it’s that there’s no shortage of good food!
Jardin Nelson – Beautiful restaurant. Felt like you were dining in a garden. The menu was HUGE. So many things to choose from. Reminded us of The Cheesecake Factory in that sense.
Restaurant Gandhi – Delicious Indian food. Everything we ordered was well-made.
La Banquise – This is apparently the best poutine place in Montreal, and I would have to say I can see why. There were so many options – vegetarian and vegan included. We ordered a large Mexican version to share and it was finger licking good!
L’Avenue – We had brunch here, and it was so good. I loved the creative take on Huevos Rancheros.
Tratorria Trestevere – Beautiful ambiance and decent Italian food. A little heavy IMO.
St. Viateur Bagels – These are the must try bagels in Montreal, and I feel like had we had them in store, I would’ve agreed. We had too have them delivered to the hotel via UberEats, so I thought my bagel was good but not the best I’ve ever had.
And that’s our MOMtreal (ha!) trip in a nutshell! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.