Things You Should Know Before Travelling Montreal

Montreal is one of the most exciting places to visit in the entire world, mainly because of the mix of Old World charm and youthful energy it possesses. It is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. The presence of the capital Quebec City just to the north, it enables Montreal to enjoy warm, pleasant summers and snowy winters.

If anyone is wondering what to do in Montreal, then it is discussed below. However, there are a few things that should be taken into consideration before visiting there. 

Things to keep in mind
First and foremost, the currency they use is the Canadian dollar. It is necessary that one checks out the exchange rate with his/her local currency. This is because it is very much problematic and embarrassing if the traveler later finds out that his trip just began, but he is now almost out of money as he did not properly check for the exchange rates.

Second is the weather. I am emphasizing on this issue because Montreal’s climate varies a lot with January being the coldest month and July being the hottest. Hence, to enjoy a peaceful trip without the fear of falling ill because of weather and climatic conditions at the time of the visit. This will make one’s journey much more joyous and luxurious. 

One must always be prepared to have their bills adjusted with sales tax. The reason behind this is Canada adds a federal sales tax to all goods and services.

Furthermore, most provinces also have their own tax. Hence, the bills may vary depending on where you are residing in Canada, and your bill could vary and sum up to about 15% taxes.

Thus the price shown by the price tag is not the final amount you have to pay when you buy something in a store. These taxes to be added to your restaurant bills and hotel bills as well. Thus be aware.

Below is a list of some of the most interesting places to focus during the trip.

•    The Plateau neighborhood
There are many brightly colored doors and frightening steep stairways present in here. This makes the spot highly demandable for those people who have immense love in clicking and posing pictures. There is a rich tradition of people eating and drinking in the Plateau neighborhood. There is a plethora of the city’s street art and notable coffee shops. Several different vintage stores are also present there.

•    Jardin Botanique
There are thirty themed gardens along with ten exhibition greenhouses. Here diverse plants are grown. Hence a wide range of climates are represented. There are also several outdoor gardens which include the beautiful Japanese and Chinese gardens containing stunning rose displays. Soaring greenhouses contain a tropical rain forest, ferns, orchids, bonsai, bromeliads, and penjings which meansminiature Chinese trees. 

Stated above are all of the crucial points one must keep in mind before traveling to Montreal. In addition to that, some of the must visit areas are also stated. All of these efforts are made so that one can have the true joy of traveling to Montreal.

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