STEP OUT IN STYLE: THE NEWNESS OF THE OLD PORT

A Saturday morning unfolds with a moment of relaxation before exploring the sights and sounds of historic Old Montreal. A stroll through stone architecture amidst modern designs sets the stage for a day of discovery.

Eager to enjoy some casual local fare, the discovery of a quaint café such as Olive et Gourmando, is welcomed. With smoked salmon on a bagel and a cityscape view by the water’s edge, a moment of indulgence takes over, but the urge to explore soon resurfaces.

Cobblestone walkways lead to inviting shops and restaurants. A farmer’s market and a festival of dance, art and music come to life. It becomes a cocktail of culture and cuisine. Nearby, the sounds of laughter fill the air at Clock Tower Beach, where a vacation atmosphere brings an opportunity to people watch.

As the sun sets over the St. Lawrence River, a walk to Gibby’s for cocktails in a 200-year-old building seems like the perfect idea.

The essence of Old Montreal: a feel-good place of North American culture blended with  European charm.