Ok, let’s talk about summer. 2014 was the first summer I ever spent in Canada. The two other times I had been in Montréal, I arrived at the end of August and Summer was almost already gone. This time, I arrived mid-May, just when snow stopped falling (Yes, it snowed in Montréal at the begging of May 2014!), and summer was coming.
This is the best summer I have ever spent in my life. Between a big city and a small one, there is ALWAYS something to do in Montréal during summer! Always a festival or an activity to do. Sometimes, you will find yourself with several things at the same time.
I was surprised though because I thought it was always sunny in Canada during summer but that is not true. Actually, in MTL, it’s raining quite a lot in summer and I wasn’t prepared for that!
I can’t say enough how much I love Montréal but this is a quick overview of the summer you can have.
What do I miss from summer in MTL?
🍁 My roommates
🍁 The Stanley Cup
🍁 Barbecues & Drinks in Montréal parks
🍁 Barbecues & Drinks on the balcony with my roommates and friends
🍁 Montréal parks with free pools all summer
🍁 Running in MTL parks
🍁 TamTams on Sundays afternoon and evenings in Mont-Royal
🍁 Drinking and dining on one of the terrasses
🍁 Biking around the city instead of taking the subway or the bus
🍁 The unexpected wanderings in the city. You never know what you will see.
🍁 Saint Catherine and “Place des arts”
🍁 The Francofolies
🍁 The festival “Juste pour rire”
🍁 Outside movies
🍁 Picnik Electronik on Jean-Drapeau’s island
🍁 Artwater’s market with Lachine’s canal
🍁 Jean Talon’s market
🍁 Fireworks festival
What DON’T I miss?
🍁 Mosquitoes and dark flies
🍁 Rain… Because it rains almost one day over two
🍁 Not sleeping because it was too hot (buy a fan, that’s a friend’s advice…)