By Rebecca Taylor
This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Known and loved for more than just hockey, poutine and maple syrup, Montreal is a little piece of Europe within the Americas, with French and British influences abounding. From the cobblestone streets to the historic buildings, this metropolis is a must-see for any global traveler. If you’re planning a trip over the summer months, don’t miss the Montreal Grand Prix (June 7-9, 2019), which takes place on the streets of downtown. Or come in winter and explore the many ski resorts (and après-ski, of course) of nearby Mont-Tremblant and the Laurentians. With a flight time of under two hours from New York, and an entirely palatable six hours from Paris, you could arrive in one of Canada’s oldest and chicest cities in no time. The locals are perpetually polite, there is an abundance of restaurants to eat your way through (the city boasts the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America), and the wild beauty of Canada is right on the doorstep.