Last week I had the pleasure of visiting one of my blogger friends in Montréal, Québec, Canada and I am simply amazed at the beauty and culture that Montréal holds – it is truly North America’s hidden gem; there’s no place like it.

Having spent over a week in the city, I was able to visit the main sights, sample local and international food, and interact with many of those who call Montréal home. I can now confidently say that the city might just be one of my favourite cities in the world now. The culture is a mix of older, traditional values blended together with one of the world’s most open and accepting cities – of all people. Not to mention, it is beyond gorgeous – seriously.



The city is composed of several villages – ranging from old to new, all of which contain people from all walks of life, delicious food from the region and around the world, and a unique atmosphere… with French being the primary language.

While I’ve been to Canada several times, I had never actually been to the French-speaking part of Canada, which truly does have a special environment. So, not only is Montréal gorgeous, full of kind people, and delicious food.. but also super inexpensive! I can’t believe at how cheap most things are – I was in shock when I found out it is possible to live there comfortably for under $1.5k per month.

While I’ve known of Montréal, I never actually looked into how amazing it is. Paired with all of the unique values and culture, I believe it truly is North America’s hidden gem. If you haven’t been, I encourage you to visit – you won’t regret it!

Oh, and it is also home to Aeroplan 😉 .

Be sure to check out some of the awesome Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and Point Rewards Credit Cards that are available and will earn you lots of miles and great travel benefits!