I am dreaming of my summer vacation. I am sure the entire Northern Hemisphere daydreams of summer this of year. Last year, close friends decided to pack up for Montréal, in the Canadian province of Québec for six months, and invited their friends to visit, and we jumped at the chance. The view above is earned by hiking up Mount Royal in the park of the same name, where it's easy to see that the city of Montréal is really an island surrounded by rivers.
We were there during the end of June, and it felt like everyone was on the street making the most of the long, warm days, appreciating them with fervent enthusiasm after Quebec's cold, dark winter. I loved visiting in summer.
Then again, with a city full of rivers and lakes that freeze beautifully for skating, amazing and affordable food scene which Bon Appetit rightly pegged "part Paris, part Portland", and francophone culture without the cost of flying over the Atlantic, I would love visiting in winter, too.
We were there during the brief fresh red currant season.
Also, I have no photo of the best thing we ate in Montréal, because our nose led us there after getting in at 7:30am and walking our bags from the Mont-Royal metro station. You MUST have the Koiugn-Amman at Patisserie Kouing-Amman. Yes, that Kouign-Amman .