Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest province of Quebec. With a total population of 1.6 million in the city area, it is a vibrant city with a lot to do! So here is my two days itinerary in Montreal as well as my tips to make the most of your time there. Enjoy!
How to get there
The first thing I suggest if you want to visit Montreal is not to bring your car on the island (yes, the city of Montreal is on an island!). What I suggest you is to park your car at Longueuil and take the metro from there. There are parking areas at the Longueuil metro station, and it costs you about $7/day to park your car there.
From there take the metro. A two-days metro pass costs 20$, and it offers unlimited access to it. The metro system in Montreal is simple, and there are maps of the metro displayed at multiple places in the station, so you can always take a look at them if you are unsure.
I suggest you using Google Maps when planning your next attraction in Montreal. It tells you clearly what station you need to go to, and the station where you need to leave. Here is the map of the metro.
So if you park your car at Longueuil, you simply need to take the yellow line from beginning to end (Berri-UQAM) :).
Where to stay
If you are looking for a place to stay in the city, and not too costly, Samesun Montreal Central is the perfect place. It is a hostel, but there are also some private rooms. The staff is friendly, it is very well located, and the rooms are nice. For only 84$/night you can get a private room (with a jacuzzi!), and right next to the metro.
What to do
The first attraction I suggest you to discover during your two-day trip is Chinatown. The Chinatown is a neighborhood full of Asian food and markets to discover. You have to try bubble tea and dumplings. For dumplings, I suggest the restaurant Qing Hua Dumpling. There are so many options available, and it is so good.
The Botanical Garden is another great place to discover in Montreal. This beautiful garden of 75 hectares is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The garden is divided into thematics gardens such as the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the First Nations Garden, and more!
If you want to try traditional Montreal food, you must try poutine at La Banquise. There are more than 28 different poutine to try, and this includes some vegan options! You can also add to your meal a microbrewery beer, which you can enjoy in the little park right next to the restaurant.
This is it for my two days in Montreal itinerary, I hope you enjoyed this post! Montreal is a very dynamic city in which you can never get bored. If you like this type of travel itinerary post, let me know in the comments section!
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