Montreal, Canada: music, culture, and a gateway to nature
From the moment travellers land at Montreal’s airport after a direct flight from Budapest, they are met with an extensive array of tourist attractions that cater to every taste. This vibrant international city is renowned for its diversity, history, and aesthetic, and thanks to events like Igloofest and the International Jazz Festival, Montreal has even been referred to as the cultural capital of Canada.
Music celebrations for every genre
With a number of major festivals taking place throughout the year, Montreal is renowned for its lively music scene. Jazz lovers have likely heard of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of the largest jazz festivals in the world. The event is massive, featuring around 3,000 artists from around the globe. The FrancoFolies, on the other hand, is a celebration of all kinds of music styles, from pop rock to hip-hop, but focuses almost exclusively on music performed either in French or by performers from Francophone countries. Alternatively, Igloofest, which draws huge crowds of electronic music fans every year, is an outdoor winter festival that gives partygoers the chance to dance all night long in a magical, frosty setting.
An eclectic array of attractions
Montreal is a bustling city that is filled with exciting activities for tourists of all ages. Sports fans are certain to want to check out a game at the Saputo Stadium where the city’s professional football team, the Montreal Impact, are based. The Olympic Stadium, a unique specimen of architectural ingenuity, has a rich history and is well worth a visit. Other attractions include the La Ronde, a Six Flags amusement park open all summer long; the Montreal Biodome, a beautiful and fascinating sanctuary for nature lovers; and the Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the Old Port’s most visited attractions.
Nature within reach
Having explored all that the city has to offer, travellers looking for a break from a busy urban setting can venture a few kilometres outside of Montreal to the Sacacomie Hotel nestled snugly in a lush forest. This rustic log cabin is a feast for the eyes, inviting tourists to warm their toes by the fire after a relaxing day strolling among the trees around the gorgeous Sacacomie Lake.
Another one of Quebec’s most coveted destinations—both for its natural beauty and its cultural peculiarities—is the Gaspésie, a stunning peninsula that extends into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and a picturesque train ride away from Montreal.
The epitome culture and class, Montreal and its surroundings are truly a sight to behold. Book a flight from Budapest to Montreal with Air Transat today and begin your adventure!
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