So it’s official.
Montreal is officially in winter mode. Gone are the leafy, orange-hued days of autumn and in with the white, short days of winter! Mind you, I am not one to complain. Autumn may be my favorite season (because duh, look at it!) but winter is a close second; I was born during a snowstorm and I would much rather get -30 degrees than a balmy summer day given the choice.
And I’m officially nuts for writing this on the Internet. I think my family will dishonor me shortly. You see, saying you love winter when you live in Quebec/Montreal is a big no-no; everyone hates it, and so should you. No questions asked, that’s just how it is.
Here’s hoping my family doesn’t stumble upon this post.
Because winter is beautiful, I love it dearly and I’m not afraid to say it!
Winter in Montreal – Petite-Patrie
This is actually the first winter I’ve spent away from my beloved Plateau Mont-Royal. Having recently moved to Petite-Patrie, it was my first snowy, wintery stroll in the area and I’m pleased to say I think it’s the beginning of a beautiful love story. Isn’t it just stunning?
Winter in Montreal – Plateau Mont-Royal
But I can never stay away from le Plateau for too long. I do love my new neighborhood and I’m not one for melancholy but damn it if le Plateau doesn’t do winter well. Plus, considering the sheer quantity of coffee shops per square kilometer it is definitely a great destination during a snow day.
Snow + hot chocolate by the window + people watching + win.
Would you dare visit Montreal in the winter? Or are you more of a summer person?