Posts tagged Canada
Hiking Solo Le Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix in Quebec, Canada

When I knew I would be meeting with my friends in Quebec, Canada, I started to look right away for some hiking options. Quite quickly I've realized that I couldn't just google "hiking trails in Quebec" because the size of this land was just beyond understanding for someone from Europe.

What looked doable on a map, proved to be 15h+ train ride just to get to somewhere near the trailhead... I started to focus more on what was available close by - in the vicinity of Montreal and/or Quebec City.

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Mont-Royal: the Green Jewel in the Heart of Montréal 

How could you visit Montréal and not visit its name sake - the Mont-Royal? :)

But there are many more reasons why it is worth your time and effort to go up the hill. Learn more about this intriguing place and reserve a few hours on your Montreal itinerary!

What is Mont Royal?

Well, obviously, it's a mountain. Or, rather, a taller hill. It is only about 200m high above the sea, but because of the striking contrast with the rest of the city, it seems much higher.

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Montreal Street Art: wander through unforgettable open-air art gallery

During my week-long stay in Montreal this summer, I was lucky to stay in Plateau Mont Royal district. Each day I passed by art galleries.

Walls, sidewalks or garbage containers were covered in colorful images. Montreal street art is everywhere and it’s beautiful. No random amateurish graffiti but stunning works of art.

I hope my little gallery below will inspire you to visit this beautiful open-air art gallery.  

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The Montréal Botanical Garden: a Gorgeous Must-See on Your Canadian Trip!

When we visit a city for the first time we often focus on the cultural and historical must-see spots. We visit old churches, wander through historic streets and admire ancient ruins.

If we have a bit more time to spare we start to look around for more attractions and little less obvious attractions. Before I went to Montréal I didn’t even know there was a botanical garden in the city.

I am so happy that my friend suggested this place – Montréal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique de Montréal) is beautiful, huge and worth every minute of your precious time.

The Botanical Garden, together with the Insectarium, Biodôme, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, is part of the Montréal Space for Life. 65 hectares await your exploration – wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget about snacks or even a full picnic basket!

Just a short ride by metro from the downtown you can enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air. This might not be a typical „must-see” but a must-see it is! Jardin Botanique de Montréal is a real jewel on the city’s map.

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