This summer, we're doing - again! - the tour of Quebec. Each weekend, we offer you a few new or lesser-known attractions in a region of the province. Enough to complete your vacation itinerary or fill your days off. Today: heading to Montreal.
Butterflies roaming free all year round, an immersive experience, underground worlds... Closed for three years for major renovations, the Montreal Insectarium reopened its doors in mid-April 2022 to present a renewed experience and decor. The curious will be able to browse a lush vivarium populated by 175 species of insects, discover “alcoves” inspired by the habitat of these small creatures and visit “poll booths” for amazing one-on-ones. There is also the “dome”, which houses 3000 stuffed insect specimens.
Many people take culinary tours when they travel abroad. Why not do it in Montreal too? Several Airbnb hosts offer this type of discovery; several well-established companies as well. This is the case with Local Montreal Food Tours, with which you can “taste” Old Montreal or the Mile-End. Or even Tours de la table, which offers various gastronomic tours, such as "Under the Surface: Montreal's Chinatown" and "Jewish Montreal, the original tour". A way to enjoy yourself, but also to discover unsuspected neighborhoods, cultures and parts of history. Like a little trip!
Info: toursdelatable.com and localfoodtours.com/fr/montreal
The Pointe-à-Callières museum celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 17, 2022. There will therefore be special programming this year, including an exhibition retracing the history of Montreal and a digital rally. At the moment, there is also a regular temporary exhibition which is likely to fascinate more than one: “Vikings, dragons of the North Seas”. This new immersive exhibition features the Viking collection of the National Museum of Denmark, which Pointe-à-Callières describes as one of the most beautiful in the world, and explores, among other things, the mythology of this still and always mysterious people.