Montréal : a romantic trip, days and nights

Like a great romance, Montréal's charm both endures and surprises, making it North America’s romance capital, ready to be explored from the heart. Art galleries and cultural events open doors for newly shared discoveries. In winter, couples can ice skate in Parc La Fontaine to a classical music soundtrack or curl up with a warm drink in front of a pub fireplace. At Hôtel Nelligan, poetry adorns the walls. Heck, we even have restaurants called LOV. That said, the most memorable romantic experiences are often unplanned—ah, but Montréal sets the stage so well. A quiet nighttime walk might lead you to a spontaneous outdoor dance class or the door of a hidden bar. And who knows what the city lights, reflected in the eyes of your sweetheart, may inspire?

How to fall in love with Montréal

With the right person, a simple walk down any Montréal avenue can be the most amorous of activities. But there are certain corners of the city where romance is augmented. Here are a few places to up the ardour ante.

  1. Smooch at the top of Mount Royal
  2. Get steamy at Montréal’s ferryboat spa, Bota Bota
  3. Smell the roses at the Botanical Garden
  4. Watch the sunset from Saint Joseph's Oratory
  5. Sip hot chocolate at Olive & Gourmando