The Montreal Jazz Festival Diaries

The Montreal Jazz Festival Diaries

This is your chance to watch celebrities like Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Colin James, and Buddy Guy perform live with more than 120 other performers. The festival runs from June 27 to July 6. This jazz festival will jazz up your life so don’t miss it and book your tickets now.

This can also be your chance to travel to Montreal, one of Canada’s finest cities for food and culture. Below are some things you can come up with while your time in Montreal.

A Good Shelter

You will need some good quality transportation because the events in Montreal are scattered throughout the city. Enter Montreal’s Metro System which is heavenly and easy to use.

The hotel L Hotel Montreal is a stellar place to check in and enjoy your stay in Montreal. It there is also the St. Paul hotel which is very praiseworthy in this area due to the existence of the nearby Bota Bota spa which is on the river and refurbished with a renovated ferry boat. In my opinion, it is very advantageous for a person to check-in in such a hotel.

Pre-festival Blues

Apart from the Jazz festival, you need to get your engine going on some of the other unique activities that are being held in the city. The Round Table Hours is a company that gets you through some unique culinary experience. Some of the specialties that this street specializes in are the Jewish food where bagels and smoked meat is served. They define this city.

Down to the historic lane, Montreal has some well-preserved history of itself in the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History at Pointe-a-Calliere in Old Montreal. There are 1000 years of history with documented facts and exhibits and artifacts. Artifacts such as the Notre-Dame-de-Bon Secours symbolizes its authenticity and sacred approach towards the sailors back in the 19th century. It also provides an alluring view to the port of Old Montreal and downtown.

The intricate and exemplary architecture is in the way for your unique Champagne experience at La Champagnerie’s.

Arbitrary Sight Seeing

The stupendous Crescent Street that falls midway at McGill University has the mural of Leonard Cohen. This stupefying mural is very touching and melancholic. Do pay your homage to it.  Also, climb the series of stairs that lead you to the top of Mount Royal’s spectacular park. This park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the very person who designed the Central Park of New York City. The Oratory of Saint Joseph is also here and worth paying a visit as well.

Places like Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Plateau area, Mile End, Little Italy, and Outremont are also worth visiting so take some time out of your day and have a go at all these streets as well. Do not for a second think that these places are arid and monotonous. They have the famous St. Viateur Bagel shop, ice cream parlors, restaurants, design shops, and many more different things.

The Atwater Market is also a stunning place to visit to find all kinds of accessories in vibrant and eclectic manners. There are also some unique stores with antiques and artifacts that can entice you to buy them at decent prices just as souvenirs and treasures.