We decided to stay in the downtown area of Montreal for the first couple of days and then moved into an apartment that we booked for a week in the Plateau. The downtown area is the main touristy part with the port and all of the cool buildings and stuff, and the Plateau is a supposedly trendy area for people to live – and it did seem quite cool with lots of restaurants and funky apartments and of course, Mount Royal which has a massive park to hang out in. On our first day we wasted no time in trying poutine! Hot chips with gravy and cheese curds – it was good.
We generally wandered around and really liked the feel of the streets and atmosphere. We went to see St Joseph’s Oratory (which was built by brother Andre) and just basically chilled as this is our last stop of this trip. Also we went to the 25th Anniversary show of Cirque du Soliel which was fantastic. Our photos are here.