I went to Montreal for the first time about 20 years ago so to say I was overdue for another visit would definitely be an understatement. I had a great time visiting back then and it left a lasting impression so I was excited to return, this time with my fiancé who also hadn’t been back in years – and it definitely did not disappoint.
We visited during Fierté Montréal (Montreal Pride) so we got to experience the already gay-friendly city at the height of celebrating its LGBTQ community. There was a lot to see and do during our trip, which of course only scratched the surface of things to check out in the biggest city in Quebec.
These photos were shared on my Instagram account and the video at the top is from my YouTube channel. As you can see we managed to split our time well between Pride events and simply enjoying the city as a gay couple would any time!
The video about my visit is also airing on OUTtv, Canada’s national LGBTQ TV station, between their regular programming – so if you have that station you could also see it on there! From where we stayed to the where we ate and everything in between, you can see it all in that episode.
Here’s a list of the places we went to and things we did during our visit:
– Humaniti Hotel
– Jardin Botanique
– Le Central
– McCord Museum (JJ Levine)
– PHI Foundation (Yayoi Kusama)
– Schwartz’s Deli
– Community Days
– Le Red Tiger
– La Ronde
– Rosélys Restaurant
– Nacarat Terrace Bar
– T-Dance Closing Show
– Restaurant Beba
We already can’t wait to go back and visit Montreal again. The city has such a unique vibe to it and is really unlike anywhere else in Canada. We felt comfortable wherever we were as gay boyfriends, which really isn’t a surprise with a city like this that’s well known for being LGBTQ-friendly. We fit a lot into our short time there, but we’ve definitely left a lot to explore on our next visit too. À bientôt Montréal!
Disclaimer: This experience was provided by Bonjour Quebec, but they had no input on my writing and all thoughts are my own.