There's no shortage of amazingthings to do in Montreal. Even with all of the incredible options, you really should make time for the Westmount Conservatory and Greenhouse.
The Conservatory is filled with gorgeous exhibitions of flowers, and it has been ever since it was built in 1927 by the company Lord & Burnham, who also built the New York Botanical Garden.
As beautiful as the Conservatory was from the moment it opened, it's improved over the years. A vestibule was added to it, as well as a pond. In 1999, it was connected with Victoria Hall through the art gallery, which brought together two of the city's top landmarks.
Finally, in 2004, it was made into what it was today. The architectural firm Beaupré & Michaud restored it to make it as much like the original structure as possible. Additionally, new features like a beautiful bronze fountain statue were added, and the Conservatory reopened as the remarkable site it is today on March 31st, 2005.
Why You Need To Go: The sprawling Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles has 21 kilometres of trails around the Rivière de l’Assomption and its waterfalls — once of which is also called "Magnificent Falls."
At five kilometres, the Desjardins trail is the longest, taking visitors on an easy promenade along the river.
A spokesperson for the Marchés publics de Montréal confirmed to MTL Blog that the full offer of plants and flowers should be set up by Friday, May 7 in preparation for Mothers' Day weekend, which they explained marks the beginning of the season.
An April 28 post to the Atwater Market's Facebook page indicates some plant stands have already begun to pop up.
Whether you're going to add some colour to your apartment, plant your garden, or just snap some photos beneath the colourful bowers, the public markets' outdoor vendors are an essential part of the Montreal spring/summer experience.
Get all the details below.
Flower & Plant Stands At Montreal Public Markets
Price: Free to visit
When: The full offer should be ready by Friday, May 7, 2021
If you and your bubble are looking for places to see in Quebec this summer, just to make you forget that we can't leave the province, below are nine suggestions to add to your bucket list to enjoy the good weather.
There's no question of staying at home during the summer season, so we've found a few places where you can get away from it all, walk in nature and get your fill of sun.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Address: 100, rue Bord-de-l'Eau, Tadoussac, QC; 108 de la Cale-Sèche Street, Tadoussac, QC
Reasons to visit: This short, less than one-kilometre route is right next to the Tadoussac wharf and loops around the waterfront. The sunsets and marine animals you'll be able to see make the experience even more unique.
Reasons to visit: Located in the Bellechasse region, this park is full of breathtaking scenery. On-site, you can walk along the 5-kilometre-long trails, walk along a footbridge and see the huge 28-metre-high waterfall.
Address: 10, rue de la Découverte, Quebec City, QC
Reasons to visit: This is one of the most beautiful and little-known places to see the Laurentians. You can go for a nature walk, enjoy the water pools and hike to one of the highest peaks in the region.
Reasons to visit: To get there, follow the Lusk Cave trail from Parent Beach and after about five kilometres you will find the cave. The trails are easy to get to, but you should allow about four hours to get there and back, and you may end up getting soaked.
Reasons to visit: Once at the ski mountain reception, you must follow the Altitude circuit. Once at the top, you will discover a path on stilts on the side of the mountain that overlooks the Eastern Townships and it's quite impressive.