Considered as a Beta+ world city, Montreal is known for being one of the most livable cities in the world. Visit the Montreal Biodome and marvel at the replicas of four different ecosystems which are found in the North and South American Continents. These replica ecosystems also showcase animals like penguins, lynx, and macaws for visitors to see. Another major attraction of the city is the performing arts center, Place des Arts. It is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal. It also has six halls including Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and Montreal Symphony house which stages various operas, symphonies, and ballets. Montreal also has an exuberant nightlife with a plethora of bars, nightclubs, and pubs to explore.
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Where to shop
Whether you want to buy books, clothes, or accessories, Montreal has a lot of options for shopping enthusiasts to explore. If you are looking for books, then you can visit the Argo Bookshop. It is considered as the oldest bookstore in Montreal and consists of many books of different genres. Visit the Boutique Unicorn and check out the home-grown branded clothes of Eve Gravel and Betina Lou. Another such place is the Lowell, which is known for its collection of accessories like sunglasses, eco-friendly winter fur, and vintage toys. If you like to buy artworks, then you can explore the diverse types of pop art, graffiti art, and street art collections which are available at Station 16.
What to eat
From steaks to curries and street food, Montreal is a heaven for foodies. If you are fond of Portuguese cuisine, then visit Rotisserie Romados. The restaurant is famous for its chicken platters, especially the Portuguese Roast Chicken. Also, try the Foie Gras Poutine (French fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy and foie gras) which is served at Au Pied de Cochon. If you crave for Singaporean street food, then Satay Brothers is your place to be. It is known for its signature dish ? pork buns. Another such place is the Schwartz’s which is one of the most famous restaurants in Montreal. Its signature dish, the smoked meat sandwich, is highly recommended.
Learn a little bit of French
Montreal has a huge influx of French population. Hence, it would be wise to learn a few words and phrases in French.
• Thank you:
• Have a nice day:
• Where is the toilet?
Où sont les toilettes?
Dos and Don’ts
• Tip at least 15-20% of the pre-tax bill, while eating in a restaurant or café.
• While meeting new people, it is customary to kiss once on both their cheeks.
Emergency contact numbers:
• Ambulance/ Fire/ Police: 911
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