Rediscovering the Beauty of Montreal

 The Streets of Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

The Streets of Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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.

 Hotel William Gray

Hotel William Gray

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.  

 Bath with a view at Hotel William Gray

Bath with a view at Hotel William Gray

 View of Old Montreal at Sunset

View of Old Montreal at Sunset

 Live Herb Wall at Maggie Oakes Restaraunt

Live Herb Wall at Maggie Oakes Restaraunt

 Yoga in the lobby of William Gray Hotel

Yoga in the lobby of William Gray Hotel