Montreal Nightlife Guidemadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) Nightlife in Montreal is unmatched, the city is known for its vibrant after hours. Amongst the juxtaposed old and new city streets are countless *must visit* spots for anyone in town. With the help of my 100% Quebecer boyfriend born and raised in Montreal and my absolute love of music and interesting nightlife experiences; I’ve compiled a list of the most one-of-a-kind Montreal nightlife venues for social butterflies and more low-key people alike.
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Best Delivery Spots in Montreal For Your 14-Day Quarantinemadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) Anyone returning to Canada needs to follow all of the safety precautions- which means completing a mandatory 14-day quarantine. So if you flew into Montreal, you may not be able to visit Mont-Royal or the Old Port for a while, but that doesn't mean you have to give up the cities best treasure- yes, I am talking about food. Since beginning my quarantine period with my Quebecer boyfriend, we have been enjoying plenty of delicious delivery options that can be left *non-contact* outside of our door for us to retrieve when the coast is clear. For those entering Montreal, or Canada, or simply looking for some delivery inspo elsewhere in the world, check out our picks of the best delivery options for our 14-day quarantine.
Coolest Thrift Shops in Montrealmadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) Montreal thrift shopping is a glorious mixture of both cutting-edge and timelessly chic pieces that fit into the eclectic patchwork of the trendy city. From the thriving neighborhood of Mile End to the fashionable and young Plateau- here are some of the most iconic thrift shops in Montreal. Spend the day lost in the magical world of lives past and get a taste of Montreal's unique and trend-setting fashion culture at these super cool thrift stores around the city.
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Quebec City Bucket Listmadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) A true fairytale destination, Quebec city is steeped in history, French influence, and of course- poutine! An idyllic getaway city, I just had the most magical three-day trip exploring cobbled-stone pathways, munching on tasty Quebecois cuisine, and exploring historical buildings. From chateaus to quaint shopping streets, Quebec city is essential for foodies, history lovers, or francophiles looking for a breath of fresh air and cozy vibes for their next Canadian getaway. These are a few of my top picks from my stay there to inspire your journey.
Legendary Donut Shops To Try in Montrealmadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) From classic chains to local joints bursting with creativity and sugary goodness- these staple donut spots throughout the city of Montreal are a must for any foodie. Enjoy neon colors, funky flavors, and just good old classic donuts- because Montreal has it all.
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Best Things from Winter in Quebec City, QC #seekerchallengebentito (Brett Tofel) I did these things awhile ago, but I checked and they're still things.
coziest cocktail bars in montréalleah (Leah Fishman) Drop the shitty beer. Shovel down the rest of your poutine. When it comes to late-night eats and drinks, Montréal is one of the grooviest places in the world. While the city's club scene is world-famous, let's be real, I'm 30 and that just ain't my speed anymore. Why not cozy up at one of these dimly-lit, aesthetic AF, speakeasy-style cocktail bars instead? Sounds like a plan. Here are some of my faves (+ drink and vegan food recs)
the best record shops in montréalleah (Leah Fishman) Clubs, cocktails, music, art: Montréal is hip AF. The best part? These niche scenes aren't at all intimidating. See ya never, snobby High Fidelity vibes. Each record shop on this list is cool, clean and welcoming. From vinyl/coffee shop combos to one of the biggest selections 60's rock tunes in the city, here are my favorite spots to pick up a record in Montréal.
the perfect laid-back weekend in montréalleah (Leah Fishman) Famous for its electric vibe and rockin nightlife, there are hundreds of things to do in Montréal after dark: crazy events, music festivals, swanky bars, and sexy cabaret shows. But where do you go if you just want to sunbathe in a park, see some art, soak in a hot pool, and eat your weight in vegan comfort food? From snug brunch spots to serene floating spas, I vetted a ton of places to find the chillest escapes. Comfy up and get ready to enjoy a perfect laid-back weekend Montréal.
Montreal's Egg Themed Breakfast Spotsmadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) One quirky thing I noticed during my travels to Montreal was the number of not only impeccable breakfast joints but the frequency of egg puns in the name of said joints. Here is a list of a few of the best breakfast places in the city of Montreal, that also have an egg-themed title. While all of these restaurants have extensive ways of preparing eggs for your morning- from eggs benedict to hearty omelets, they also have lengthy menus that will satisfy even those who are seeking something a little different than l'oeuf in the morning. Bon Apetit!
Artsy Things To Do in Le Plateau & Mile Endmadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) The neighboring Plateau and Mile End neighborhoods of Montreal Island are easily described as the artsiest and most eclectic, ideal for any travelers looking for some creative energy in their adventures. As someone currently staying in these flourishing areas, who is always on the lookout for new activities and exhibitions, these are currently some of the top bucket list artsy destinations between the two. Whether you want to gallery hop and see some contemporary work, spend the day lost in thrift stores, or pick up some moody 35mm film- these are the sights to see.
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Best Nanaimo Bars In Canadamadeleineray (Madeleine Ray) Crunchy, creamy, and coconutty- Canada’s special Nanaimo bars are little slices of heaven. Surprisingly hard to find outside of the country, I have been making it my mission to sample them during my stay here. A true Canadian classic that is actually a *no-bake* pastry, it rivals that of apple pie and brownies. Here are some highly voted Nanaimo bar destinations across the country, I have not been able to sample them all yet personally- so consider this more of a bucket list type collection of my personal, Canadian aspirations.
National Parks To Explore In Canadaseeker (Seeker Editors) Canada is one of the largest countries in the world with plentiful wilderness and stunning nature, encompassed by its expansive national parks. Explore snow-capped mountains, granite islands, sandy coastlines, and more in this fascinating and beautiful country. Here is a selection of just a few of our favorite national parks in Canada, from BC to Quebec that have some of the most stunning views and memorable experiences.
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It’s no secret that the art scene in Montréal is one of the best in North America; the city is known for spurring some of the world’s most famous and established art museums. There’s so much to experience throughout the city’s network of colorful neighborhoods. Whatever your niche is — architecture, fashion, tattoo art, or […]
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Can’t afford a steamy tropical vacation this winter? No worries. Bundle up embrace the cold with these super cozy (and family-friendly) winter festivals found around the world. Some of the best winter vacation spots are hiding right in plain sight: explore majestic ice sculptures in China, watch twinkling lights in the Netherlands, compete in winter […]