Tuesday March 26, 2013
One last storm, one last snow, one last cold, and here we are! The 21st of March, it’s official, spring is here! Are you ready to lose your big coats and your fur boots? Within a few weeks, the snow will melt and the sun will warm us up! Terraces will open, bicycles will be everywhere in the streets, and the parks will be green again! We just have to be a little bit more patient... In the meanwhile, here is a great selection of outdoor activities which we are sure you will enjoy with the upcoming warm temperatures.
One sure sign that winter is over: Old Montreal’s famous horse-drawn carriages are back! A piece of advice; use them before the high season! July and August are the busiest months of the year for them. You might want to enjoy this activity in a less crowded Montreal: simply chose a sunny day in April, May or June. More information on Visit Montreal’s website.
For a different view of Montreal, try the bicycle tour. One day will be enough to discover the best spots. The bravest ones can take a ride to the top of the Mount Royal to enjoy the panorama; other not-to-miss roads on the circuit are Canal Lachine and Parc Jean Drapeau. Guaranteed fun! Ca roule Montreal is a specialized agency located just steps from the hotel, offering group guided tours, bike rental, as well as rollerblades, at very competitive rates. Make sure to visit them if you are in the neighborhood. Fitz & Follwell, also one of our special picks, will satisfy the most demanding sightseers with tailor-made itineraries to the best hidden – connoisseur – local spots of the city. As they say: the best way to discover Montreal is on two wheels!
If you are more up to relaxing, we are delighted to introduce you our fancy neighbor, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau. Only steps from the hotel, this ancient boat was entirely restored and is now one of the best spas in town. Indulging yourself in the outdoor Jacuzzi while enjoying a lovely view on the iconic Old Port seems like a nice option, isn’t it? As their partner, we offer exclusive packages including water circuit or treatment – see our promotions section. Special concierge advice: make sure to visit them on a Tuesday; their water circuit experience will only cost you 60$ for 2 persons!
These are just our best picks within the numerous options to have some outdoor fun and celebrate the end of the winter season in Montreal! Feel free to contact our concierge who will be more than happy to assist you organize the perfect journey in our beautiful city!
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