Honeymoons in Montreal
The second largest city in Canada, Montreal is located in the eastern province of Quebec. Montreal boasts a unique location, on an island surrounded by the waters of the St. Lawrence River and the Riviere des Prairies. Approximately one third of the residents of Montreal speak English, but French is the official language. The brightly coloured leaves characteristic of autumn in Montreal aid in the creation of the romantic, fairytale-like atmosphere. Dreamers and old-fashioned romantics will be drawn to old European charm of a honeymoon in Montreal.
Culturally diverse and home to a large immigrant population, Montreal is often called the cultural capital of Canada. There will be no shortage of activities to choose from during your honeymoon in Montreal, from theatre and film to live concerts and arts displays. Summers in Montreal are characterized by the many festivals that take place at this time of year, and are a popular time for tourist visits. The historic buildings in Montreal’s Old Town also draw much interest. Plan a honeymoon in Montreal for the summer, and you’ll find everyone outdoors enjoying the festive vibe and warm weather. Skating, skiing and intimate winter walks are all on the menu for those visiting Montreal from November through March.
Ideal for couples, the following activities will help get your honeymoon in Montreal off to a romantic start.
- The meticulously restored buildings in Old Montreal, dating back to the 17th century, can be viewed from a horse drawn carriage. Don’t forget to stop by one of the many sidewalk cafes before heading back to the hotel!
- 150 skating rinks are maintained by the city of Montreal, and nothing spells romance like a late afternoon spent gliding through the crisp winter air.
- The Montreal Botanical Garden (also home to the insectarium), covers an amazing 180 hectares of land. Take a tour, take a picnic, but whatever you do, don’t forget to take your camera!
Key Facts for Montreal
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Flight time: 20 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Montreal
When to go:
The months of May and October are ideal if you are looking for an opportunity to participate in outdoor activities while on honeymoon in Montreal. Summers can be stiflingly hot and winters are often prohibitively cold, so be sure to consider what it is you really want before booking your trip. Summer temperatures average 26 degrees Celsius or higher, and winter temperatures often fall to 20 below zero, and possibly lower. Snow falls from November through March, and for those who don’t mind the cold, a honeymoon in Montreal in the winter can be very charming.
American Airlines operate from Sydney to Montreal with one touch down en route.
Australian couples spending their honeymoon in Montreal won’t need a visa in advance. You’ll be able to stay for up to six months on a valid passport, as long as it doesn’t expire before your return date. Montreal is easy to reach considering it has its own international airport, but you can also fly in via other major Canadian cities. With an underground network including 30 km of walkways which link 40 different entertainment venues, over 1700 shops, and a wide selection of hotels, museums, and other attractions, you won’t have any difficulties getting around on your honeymoon in Montreal. And you certainly won’t need a rental car!
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Getting Married in Montreal
Canada is not only one of the largest countries in the world, it is also one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse. One city that shows real diversity is French speaking Montreal. It's the second largest in Canada and the largest in Quebec province. Weddings abroad in Montreal offer brides and grooms to be, endless possibilities for their wedding day. The smart hotels down by the port area offer a great backdrop from which to hold your big event. If it's photo opportunities you're after, then a chance to view the whole city from the top of Mount Royal shouldn't be missed. For your wedding reception, then why not take it down town, where a heady mix of jazz, rock music and French culture await.
You can obtain your marriage licence from the local courthouse for a cost of $247 Canadian Dollars plus taxes. Documentation needed are a birth certificate for proof of age, and a valid Photo ID, either a passport of drivers licence. They must be originals and no photocopies are allowed. You must ensure that the marriage licence is purchased at least 20 days prior to the wedding so that they can be published in the courthouse, and at the establishment that you intend to get married at. For further information please feel free to check out this official website http://www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/english/publications/generale/maria-a.htm#notice
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