It should come as no surprise that we all flock to Instagram for our daily dose of laughs, knowledge, and of course, inspiration. Whether you love a good meme, try to keep on top of breaking news, or you're feeling creative, Instagram is the ultimate way to have all your interests in one place and live streamed to you for maximum effectiveness.
Instagram has become a hub for young creatives to flourish. That's because with a good handle of photography, basic composition skills, and most importantly, impeccable taste, almost anyone can become an Instagram influencer.
As a result, the 'gram is busting at the seem with people who all want to be the next "discovered on IG" celeb. We know that your time is precious, so we're here to help you sift through all the noise and find the IG girls of Montreal that truly represent their niche.
32. Laurence Matte // @lau.matte
Type of Instagram: Music/Nightlife
Why she's killing it: Laurence is a Montreal-based DJ. You can catch her playing at bars and clubs across the city, including Loic, Flyjin, and Furco. Her account is filled with fun candids capturing the essence of Montreal nightlife at it's best.
31. Samatha Jin // @samathajin
Type of Instagram: Fashion
Why she's killing it: Samantha works at Want Apothecary in Westmount and is the perfect account to follow if you're looking for real outfit inspiration. What I love the most is her IG page is ACTUALLY relatable. Nothing overdone or excessively controlled, as we often find on IG these days. Just a whole lot of super cute outfits and laid-back vibes.
Type of Instagram: Fitness
Why she's killing it: Myl is a Montreal-based spin instructor and yoga teacher, and on top of all that, she is also a model. This Montrealer has her hands full. But her feed is a well of fitness and lifestyle inspiration and is refreshingly unedited and authentic.
29. Caroline Levesque // @caro.levesque
Type of Instagram: Travel/Fashion
Why she's killing it: Scrolling through Montreal-based marketing professional Caroline Levesque's account is a very soothing experience. It's total eye candy with it's monochrome washes of desaturated tropical plants and ocean waves, making you feel very nostalgic for the beach and vacation.
Type of Instagram: Beauty
Why she's killing it: If you're into skincare and makeup, Katie Cung should definitely be on your Insta radar. She's connected to some highly sought-after beauty brands and her pictures are pristine perfect. She will also show you around to some cute cafe and bars across the city.
Type of Instagram: Fashion
Why she's killing it: Thumbing through Vanessa's feed gives you a taste of many different facets of the city and just a little peek into her life. Beautiful landscape shots, skincare brands you never knew about, and cute cafes that just might be right under your nose is what you can find on this Montreal-girl's Insta page.
26. Léonie Pelletier // @leoniepelletier
Type of Instagram: Mom/Fashion
Why she's killing it: Scrolling through Leonie's feed you get a little taste of everything Instagram is about. A bit of travel, fashion, family, friends, and of course, food. The best part is her photos feel real and authentic, a rare find in this day and age.
25. Joelle Paquette // @veryjoelle
Type of Instagram: Fashion
Why she's killing it: Joelle is a Montreal-based journalist and fashion consultant. Her Insta feed is ultra-curated but chic. You should seriously consider following her if you're into vintage-inspired fashion and cafe crawling.
Type of Instagram: Adventure
Why she's killing it: Shani is a med student at UdeM and her Instagram feed is a serious breath of fresh air. Nothing is staged or edited, just a real glimpse into this seriously genuine and inspirational Montrealers life.
23. Odile // @odilepp
Type of Instagram: Fashion design
Why she's killing it: If you're into muted colour palettes, Scandinavian design, and playing with textures, you should definitely be following Montreal-based designer Odile P on Instagram. Her Pinterest-vibe is perfect if you're looking for interior design inspiration.
22. Mimi // @mimibienvenue
Type of Instagram: Poetry/design
Why she's killing it: Yes - that's right, poetry. Mimi is a Montreal-based poet and illustrator. Her IG feed is a melange of her poetry and an unedited peek into her life. If you're into pretty soft-focused images and delicate words, consider following her account.
21. Brook & Peony // @brookeandpeony
Type of Instagram: Mom/design
Why she's killing it: Brook is one of those young moms that makes parenting look effortless. Her and her baby daughters account is a great one to follow if you're a mom yourself or if you're expecting. Lot's of cute design inspiration for interiors and, oh yes - baby fashion!
20. Tracy Valentine // @lilblackgxrl
Type of Instagram: Fashion
Why she is killing it: Her outfits are fire. If your Instagram goal is fashion inspiration then you should definitely be following Montreal-based model Tracy Valentine. Her posts are refreshingly genuine and her outfits are on point.
19. Catherine Paquette //@catherinepaquette
Type of Instagram: Adventure/Sports
Why she's killing it: Catherine's account is all about nature and the great outdoors. Documenting her adventures from around the region, if you're into trekking and nature and looking to spot some hidden gems close to Montreal, this is a great account to follow!
Type of Instagram: fashion/design
Why she is killing it: Patricia is a PR and beauty professional with a seriously sleek Insta feed. If you're looking for outfit and travel inspo and everything in between including cute dog, this is the feed you should be following right now.
17. Marilou // @mariloubiz
Type of Instagram: Mom/Design/Food
Why she's killing it: Marilou's page is what lifestyle dreams are made of. It's on the inspirational, hyper-curated, and Pinterest-vibe end of the spectrum - which can sometimes be eye-roll inducing - but Marilou does it so naturally, you just got to give her the credit.
16. Audrey Rivet // @audreyrivet
Type of Instagram: Design/Fashion
Why she's killing it: Audrey's Instagram account is monochromatic functional minimalism at it's best. If you're inspired by contemporary vintage and clean lines - Audrey's account is for you.
15. Audrey Morisette // @audrey_morisette
Type of Instagram: Mom/Interior decorator
Why she's killing it: Audrey's page is not just for moms or moms to be - it's for anyone who can appreciate a beautiful interior. Her photos capture the essence of ultra-feminine aesthetic, white-washed and modern rustic-chic, sprinkled with some lush greenery.
14. Jade // @oohdearjade
Type of Instagram: Design/Interior decorator
Why she's killing it: Jade's IG page is #goals. If you're looking for interior inspiration and you are a fan of rustic-chic minimalism and everything natural - then follow this interior stylists page now. Here and there she'll also throw in a picture of some natural skin care brands as an added bonus.
13. Elisabeth Simard // @rubancasette
Type of Instagram: Mom
Why she's killing it: Elisabeth doesn't only show you the picture-perfect side of being a mom, she documents the day-to-day struggles as well. It's a refreshing take on the standard Pinterest-style mom content we often see on Instagram. Because we all know that raising two kids can't possibly be so picture-perfect all the time.
Type of Instagram: Business/Fashion/Mom
Why she's killing it: Carolane is the co-founder of Montreal-based lifestyle blog Tonpetitlook. Her IG page is a behind the scenes look at how she singlehandedly juggles her life as a young entrepreneur and mom of two. It's authentic and 100% inspirational, not just for other moms, but for all young and ambitious women.
11. Virginie Goudreault // @vgoudreault
Type of Instagram: Wellness/Health/Beauty
Why she's killing it: Are you into natural skincare and makeup? Are you aspiring towards a more wholesome and healthy lifestyle and need recipes and daily inspiration. Then Virginie's page is for you!
Type of Instagram: Fashion/Food
Why she's killing it: Cute outfit, after cute outfit, after cute outfit is what you will find on Sasha's IG page. Independent coffee shop hopping around Montreal and TO in the most perfect-fitting mom jeans that you can probably only pull off in your dreams. That's real IG goals there.
Type of Instagram: Restaurants/Food
Why she's killing it: Restaurant and coffee hoping Ping's page is perfect if you're looking to find little hidden gems across the city. Her photos are also perfectly exposed and framed, making her feed a total pleasure to thumb through.
8. Eva // @eatwitheva
Type of Instagram: Cooking/Food
Why she's killing it: No selfies or outfit posts here, just authentic and rustic home-cooked meal inspo. Eva's feed is not only pure eye-candy but also great inspiration for anyone who is looking for recipe inspiration.
7. Ariane Svatina // @arianesvatina
Type of Instagram: Beauty/Travel
Why she is killing it: Ariane's page gives you a little mix of everything that you expect from an influencers page. A bit of beauty, travel, fashion and just good old fashion lifestyle inspo. I particularly like the skincare aspect of her page - so if you're radar for products is always on, considering following her too!
6. Saar // @saarmanche
Type of Instagram: photography/design
Why she's killing it: Saar's page is all about clean and minimal interiors. There is not one selfie or auto-portrait there. If you're inspired by minimal design and rustic-inspired interiors, this page is for you.
5. Choe Leroux // @chloecleroux
Type of Instagram: Beauty/Food
Why she's killing it: Chloe's page is an Omega-level IG feed. Instantly upon landing, you get the sense that she is a bonafide influencer. If you're into clean design and natural skin care, this beautiful girl with seemingly perfect hair is the one page you should be following.
4. Lysandre Nadeau // @lysandrenadeau
Type of Instagram: Lifestyle/Fashion
Why she's killing it: Lysandre's page is without a doubt all about one thing - fashion. Outfit inspiration is the destination. This girl also travels, taking you to beautiful locations after beautiful locations.
3. Naadei // @naadeiliones
Type of Instagram: Fashion/Music/Nightlife
Why she's killing it: Montreal-based songwriter Naadei IG page is like drinking a glass of tall icy water after a hot summer run. Exuding only 100% authentic energy, her feed is fun and real - a rare gem in a sea of Facetuned bodies and plandid posts.
2. Grece Ghanem // @greceghanem
Type of Instagram: Fashion
Why she's killing it: Montreal-based fashion blogger Grece Ghanem is here to show all the 20-something wannabe IG famous girls out there exactly what it takes to become a fashion influencer. That natural swag, a 'je ne sais quoi' quality is just something you either have or you don't. Grece definitely has "it", and with now over 20K followers, she inspiration for us all.