Montreal, QC

Written by Dustin Manley

While Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday Montreal is preparing for its 375th! One of the oldest cities in Canada, and the commercial capital until the 1970s, Montreal is one of Canada’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, earning recognition as a UNESCO City of Design.

The city is named for Mont Royal, a small mountain directly to the west of downtown which overlooks the entire city. There are a number of ways to ascend the mountain, but I always prefer walking along Rue Peel, passed McGill University, and ascending the stairs to the park.

The view of downtown Montreal from the Mount Royal Chalet plaza is unparalleled. If you’re ever in Montreal, after stocking up on bagels from St-Viateur and Fairmount, make time to ascend Mont Royal.

All photos by Dustin Manley. All rights reserved.