I'll never forget my first visit to Montreal years ago, and how enchanted I was with it's perfect mix of old world charm and modern day luxury. Any opportunity I have to go back is always welcomed, and I was excited to have the chance to visit again for a weekend in March. Admittedly, one takes their chances when travelling to Canada in the winter months - we almost had to reschedule due to a large snowstorm that took place days before - but luckily all roads were cleared by the time we were scheduled to arrive.
Our hotel, William Gray, was located in the heart of my favorite neighborhood, Old Montreal (or Vieux-Montréalas as called by the French speaking locals). The cobblestone roads and old romantic architecture has you feeling as if you are taking a peak at Montreal centuries ago. It's narrow streets are filled with cafés and restaurants, museums and art galleries, as well as the Old Port, which is packed with history.
If you prefer a more modern vibe, you don't have to look too far. Downtown Montreal is just a short drive away, and there you will find shopping malls and art galleries nestled in between its modern skyscrapers. Montreal also has its own Chinatown, as well as a Latin Quarter, Entertainment District, and trendy neighborhood, Plateau Mont-Royal.
Between it's beautiful parks and gardens, historic streets, modern city, and numerous neighborhoods, Montreal is truly an incredible city with something special to offer everyone.