Heading to Montreal for a few days

Montreal City from the Canal de Lachine

Photo credit: Smudge 9000 on Flickr.

I’ve been to Montreal several times, but ironically, it’s always been for academic purposes (e.g. for conferences or research meetings). This is, unsurprisingly, also the case. I use the summer (even though I’m teaching one summer course) as the time where I get to focus on my research, and I’m heading to a series of meetings with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (my area of specialization is North American environmental politics). It should be fun, though, and I’m looking forward to very intense but rewarding work days.

During the evenings, I might have some time to check Montreal. So, even though I’ve visited before, I’m wondering if any of my readers can suggest places to go and things to see?

UPDATE – Thanks for the suggestions, Patel, and for those on Twitter who suggested the below:

What to do in Montreal

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Comments (4)

JenJune 20th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

No tips to share, but I’ll be eagerly awaiting the advice your readers leave, since we’ll be in Montreal in early July. Bon Voyage!

CyndiJune 20th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Oooh sounds like a dreamy start to summer! I look forward to vicariously living through your trip : ) xox

PatelJune 21st, 2011 at 1:08 pm

sure np
There’s the Mont-Royal which is always a nice place to relax along with being able to see the whole city from up there.
You should check out the Botanical Garden, the insectarium and the Olympic Stadium.
Of course, if you come to Montreal, there’s tons of hockey stuff going on. You could visit the Bell Centre in downtown and even the old Forum. There is tons of shopping to be done on St-Catherine street and in downtown Montreal. Dont’ forget to check out the Old Port. And if it’s not such a sunny day or you feel like hanging out inside, half our city is underground. Profitez de votre voyage!

Robert BallantyneJune 22nd, 2011 at 9:34 am

Hi Raul… hope you are enjoying Montreal. It was my home town – I left when I was 24. Here is a link to one of my favourite Montreal blogs… http://neath.wordpress.com/

I grew up near the west end of Turcot Yards. Here are some recollections of those days that appeared as comments on my blog… http://bit.ly/lmFUYO

And there is the list of comments in to this article by Neath:

These days I have no reason to travel to Montreal, but I still feel very attached to that city. Best wishes for many enjoyable Montreal experiences and a safe journey.

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