Today’s post about Montreal, a city rich in history and cultural diversity, is sponsored by our friends at FlightHub. In a city that predates the confederation of the country, it’s no wonder that Montreal is home to some of the most spectacularly preserved historical centers in North America. Spending a day in the Old Port is an absolute must for anyone visiting the city. Whether you’re looking for a day filled with extreme activities, or if you’d rather, lounge and sip coffee in one of the many cafes throughout the city.
The boardwalk of Montreal’s Old Port is busy no matter the time of year. As the name suggests, the Old Port was once a thriving businesses center that received goods from European vendors making their way into the heart of the Canadian trade routes. Now, the Old Port is a testament to Montreal’s history and beauty and functions as a tourist attraction rather than a port.
Enjoy Montreal’s only outdoor urban zip line on the board walk of Montreal’s Old Port. Open and available throughout the summer, zip through the famous île Bonsecours in Montréal’s Old Port. Fun for the whole family is easy when it’s this much fun!
If you think you’re ready for something more action-packed, then try out the Decalade. Head body-first into this Mission Impossible-style rappel adventure! FlightHub recommends this for the older kids in the family.
If you and you’re family are into appreciating the slower side of life then Flight recommends renting a bicycle, Segway, or four-person pedal bike and tour the board walk on Old Montreal at your leisure. Spend the time sightseeing and people watching while enjoying the beautiful breeze coming off the water. Make sure to end your trip with a delicious beaver tail to snack on!
Clock Tower Beach
After a thrilling adventure on the Decalade, enjoy some beach time and mellow out by the iconic Clock Tower! This relatively new addition to Montreal’s Old Port is a huge winner for tourists and locals alike. Grab a beach chair and catch up on a good book while you lounge away your morning.
Explore the Europe in North America
Just a few streets from the boardwalk, Montreal’s European influences are seen everywhere! From the cobblestones that still line the city streets to the beautiful classic architecture that remains of the Old Port, get lost in the old-world charm of Montreal’s fascinating history. From iconic streets like Rue St. Paule or de La Commune, explore the historic district of the Old Port by foot! If you’re feeling hungry, then FlightHub suggests grab a quick bite to eat at Olive & Gourmando and fuel up for the rest of your day!
Thanks to FlightHub for sponsoring this post and introducing us to Montreal’s Old Port.