Well, first of all - because it's cold. According to [enter weather channel of your choice] we'll have 20 cm snow by next week, and a sunny 20 degrees the next day... G-d I love Montreal's bipolar weather.
All joking aside, if you haven't done so already - get out of town!
I was walking by this abandoned building the other day and there was a sign on the door that read:
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's lethal."
I stood there, pondering at the thought then quickly remembered I had to get back to work, since my half an hour lunch break was almost over. Do you see what's wrong here?
Schedules are meant to put order in your life, not control it. Do yourself a favour and go explore the world that we live in, before it's too late. I was in my first year of University when I decided, out of impulse one day to get up and move to Shanghai. Just like many other people my age, I didn't know what I wanted to do and needed some inspiration. That trip changed me entering my early years of adulthood and if you ask me now, would I do it any differently? Yes. I would've stayed longer.
1. You're young, and you need to embrace it.
2. It's adventurous.
3. You will experience things you'll never get the chance to if you stick around.
4. You will get out of your comfort zone.
5. You will learn things school can't teach you.
6. You'll discover who you are and who you want to be.
7. You learn how to adjust to different people.
8. Time is our only real asset: don't waste it.
9. There are 196 Countries in the world, and you've probably only seen a fraction of that.
10. You'll regret it if you don't. (One day you'll wake up and be 80 years old and it'll be too late.)
The airline is scheduling flights all over Canada including Montreal, Halifax, Moncton, Quebec City, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Ottawa as of September 8.
In a statement, Porter Airlines president and CEO Michael Deluce said that "this is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for."
"While deciding to suspend our service was the most difficult business decision we've made, announcing a restart of flights is the first step in a recovery process that includes recalling hundreds of team members and welcoming back passengers."
Porter will also soon resume its international flights to U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington as of September 17.
For added peace of mind, Porter Airlines customers will be happy to know that "all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, [are] fully refundable, with no fees."
So if you've been hoping to plan a trip, Calgary in September is definitely one to consider. With Air Transat, departing September 8 from the Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport and returning from the Calgary International Airport on September 30, the total for a round-trip flight would be $332 with taxes and fees included.
The only catch is, to get a flight at this price, you'll need to fly "Eco Budget," which means no checked bags and you'll have to pay $34.49 to bring a carry-on, plus another $51.74 if you want to bring a second bag. Moral of the story: make sure to pack light so you can fly cheap.
You may have already missed the Calgary Stampede, but this city in Alberta still has all kinds of beautiful spots to see and exciting things to do. Plus, Banff is only an hour away, so you could totally make a pit stop there, too!
Flight prices were accurate at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
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.
In a summary of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial premiers, the prime minister's office stated that the government is engaging in "discussions with the United States on reopening plans" and that "we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel."
The announcement echoed a sentiment shared earlier by Quebec Premier François Legault who suggested Thursday that the federal government allow Americans to enter Canada before citizens of other countries, according to reports.
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"If our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue," the summary continued, "Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September."
About 80% of eligible Canadians have a first vaccine dose and 50% have a second dose, according to the statement.
Finally, the Canadian government is also discussing "the importance of working collaboratively on a proof of vaccination credential."