I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, especially since we moved to Massachusetts and I realized Montreal was only a 5-6 hour drive from our home. A gorgeously scenic drive, at that!
It was fantastic to see the Montreal skyline as we crossed a bridge into the city!
I’ve already written about the HUGE hit the Biodome was with our family. It was also our most expensive outing in Montreal – all the rest were free!
We wandered through the Old Town, admiring all of the old buildings.
One thing that surprised me about Montreal: the lack of bakeries and grocery stores in the center of town! They are much more frequent as you move away from the town center.
I was especially fond of this staircase with the ivy.
Meeting Jaimie was definitely a highlight of the trip for me! We were (at my suggestion) going to visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts (free except for special exhibits), but most of the museum was closed for renovations. The kids were NOT amused:
So we left, and went to a park instead. Where the kids chased pigeons,
And admired flowers, while we talked (and occasionally chased children). Perfect.
What have I learned from my travels with small children so far? Be flexible, go at their pace, and stick with kid-friendly attractions. Maybe sitting in a park wasn’t what I envisioned for the day, but it was certainly a good way to experience a taste of what it would be like to live in Montreal with our little ones – and a memory they treasure!
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