Montreal Summer Weekend
Montreal is a friendlier-version of Paris, especially for an American who is not fluent in French. Embrace everything the city has to offer. Visit this metro-accessible city in the summertime, when it comes alive with dozens of fun festivals and Rue Sainte-Catherine in the city’s gay neighborhood, The Village, transforms into a pedestrian thoroughfare.
Here are some of my gay-friendly recommendations for things to do if you’re planning your first summer trip to Montreal.
Stay at the Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupris Montreal
Located on the corner of Rue Saint-Hubert and Rue Saint-Catherine in The Village, Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupris is a place to rest your head when you’re not sightseeing or venturing out to grab a drink or a bite to eat at one of the area's many bars or restaurants. In addition to a great concierge service, enjoy the amazing $15 continental breakfast that includes fresh pastries, fruit and morning fare like scrambled eggs and French toast. Don’t let the understated and sometimes dingy décor scare you from making a reservation here. The hotel’s moderate rates, package deals and close proximity to the Metro make it a perfect location for tourists.