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6 Things You Need To Do Before Leaving Montreal

Authored By Jean-Francois Brouillette

Here are our insights to help you make the most of your stay in one of the greatest cities in the world.

1. Hook Up With A Local

Show us your wild side and go kiss a local, a real Québécois(e). Doing this semester abroad will change you for the rest of your life. Seeing a local for a couple of weeks will definitely put the cherry on top of the sundae and make you fully understand the culture of the city where your life changed. 

2. Have A Typical American Brunch

Brunch (breakfast-lunch) is very American. Montrealers LOVE brunch and the best place in town is by far  L'Avenue du Plateau. They are known for their Eggs, Benedict. This place is extremely popular so you should go before 10 AM on weekends or anytime during the week if you don't want to wait an hour in line outside. 

3. Experience the Montreal Canadiens

The season is starting September 21st. You will see how this makes people excited in Montreal, it's all everyone can talk about! You have to go watch a game of the Montreal Canadiens at the Station des Sports on St-Catherine street or even better, if your dad is rich, go watch a game live at the Bell Center. 

4. Have A Wild Time At The Biggest International Student Party of the year

Our 4th suggestion is to have a night that you won't remember but will never forget. Join us at the BIGGEST International Student Festival in Canada, the Rep Your Flag Festival September 13th &14th. 

5. Be A Local And Try One Of Our Microbreweries

Montreal is known for having good and divers Microbreweries. We suggest you to go to the Brouhaha and try their famous Poutiflette, a mix of Poutine and Tartiflette. You should match your Poutiflette with the Dartagnan, a nice lager beer. Other awesome microbreweries to experience in Montréal are Le Cheval Blanc and Dieu du Ciel

6. Embrace The Sunrise From the Mont-Royal Belvedere

You probably heard about it and maybe have already experienced it, the Mont-Royal Belvedere offers a unique view of one of the best cities in the world. But you've never experienced it fully unless you experience it at sunrise. Get out of bed and make your way to the top of the mountain before the sun comes up, or pull an all-nighter. It's worth it. 

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