Four Seasons in Montreal, Québec, Canada
Cultural studies, media theory and criticism, traveling
Montreal is four seasons. Be it summer, fall, winter or spring, the city lives and breathes like the heart of Canada. Our island is like Paris meets New York City meets Amsterdam. Charming parks and architecture, big city nightlife in any extreme (-25 or +25 °C), a festival stomping ground for music and art, also a myriad of restaurants from around the world (all dangerously delicious).
Summer: Walking along the Boulevard Saint-Laurent when it is closed off for pedestrians. A cool breeze, a hot sun, sidewalks lined with street vendors, and impromptu musical performances around every corner.
Fall: Taking a walk on the Mont-Royal and kicking through all the fallen golden leaves.
Winter: As the night falls earlier and earlier, the best time in the winter is a light snow fall gently covering the streets and cars and bike lanes in December and walking home in the fresh fallen snow when everyone has gone to bed.
Spring: The smell has changed from crisp to thaw and muddy patches are revealed. The perfect spring day is when you pack away your winter coat and walk outside into the sun in a light sweater to experience the incredible reawakening of a city.
Brunch, vintage shops and art galleries.
Cars don’t respect bike lanes.
Bagels because they are SO GOOD here!