The capital of the Quebec region of Canada, Montreal, is a city full of culture and history, known as one of the liveliest cities in North America. The old-world charm of Montreal is undeniable, with glorious 19th century houses and churches nestled between ultra-modern skyscrapers. There is never a dull moment from a Montreal apartment, as there are a fantastic number of events and festivals all year round, as well as excellent nightclubs and inexhaustible shopping in Montreal.
As Canada’s oldest city, there are a great range of historical attractions to visit from a holiday rental apartment in Montreal. The Chateau Dufresne, St Josephs Oratory, Old Port of Montreal, Montreal Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Montreal Clock Tower are just the highlights of Montreal’s tourist attractions of note. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoying a famous Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich in a café, or heading out to the many bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Montreal is a magnificent way to relax. Montreal’s nightlife is fantastic. The ‘joy of living’ seems to completely capture the way of life in Montreal, and there are some absolutely magnificent Montreal nightclubs to enjoy.
There are many excellent events worthy of taking an apartment in Montreal. The Canadian Grand Prix is the crown jewel of Montreal’s sporting calendar, closely followed by the Tour de l’Ille cycle race. The Fete des Neiges (Snow Festival) in January, the Jazz Festival in June and the Just for Laughs Festival in July are international events well worth investigating from self catering Montreal apartments. There are events and festivals of all descriptions happening throughout the calendar in Montreal, and whenever you decide to take a self catering Montreal apartment, there will be something happening in the streets!
Montreal skiing and snowboarding holidays are absolutely fantastic. The mountains surrounding Montreal are home to some of the oldest ski resorts in the world, offering sensational skiing and snowboarding terrain. Skiing and snowboarding in Montreal is an absolute delight, with countless downhill pistes as well as some of the best cross country skiing trails in Quebec. The largest resorts for skiing and snowboarding in Montreal include the famous Mont Tremblant ski resort, Owl’s Head and Gray Rocks, but there are a huge number of resorts to choose from for Montreal skiing.
Mont Tremblant is the biggest and most celebrated resort for skiing in Montreal. The resort enjoys an irresistible mix of beautiful Alpine scenery, cosy chalets and excellent, modern sporting facilities. Not only is Mont Tremblant a sensational winter sports destination, the spa facilities, golf courses and endless walking and mountain biking routes make it an excellent day trip from any Montreal apartment throughout the year.
The winter weather in Montreal is famously cold, and whilst conditions remain perfect for Montreal skiing and snowboarding holidays, temperatures can be exceedingly cold for those not taking to the slopes. Temperatures during the winter reach as low as -20˚C, but the ‘Underground City’, a unique, climate controlled area of 2,000 shops, means that the winter weather in Montreal is not a problem. Spring and autumns are short lived, but the summer weather in Montreal is blissfully warm, with temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s (˚C).
With so many flights to Montreal landing each day, finding a cheap and convenient flight from the UK shouldn’t pose any problems. Montreal’s main international airport (the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) receiving all flights to Montreal from the UK, many of which are provided by Air Canada and British Airways.