Montreal’s First Snowfall – in Photos

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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

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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.

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 Would you dare visit Montreal in the winter? Or are you more of a summer person?

6 Comments on Montreal’s First Snowfall – in Photos

  1. Dr Kevin Gabrielli
    November 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    My wife and I are comming back to the big M for New Years. Our second winter so we must be mad too.
    We are seriously considering moving to Montreal from NYC, New York is done, priced itself out of exsistence.

    • Marie-Eve Vallieres
      November 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

      I’m sure Montreal will welcome you with open arms if you decided to move here! It is much cheaper to live and in my opinion, just as fulfilling.

  2. Charlie
    November 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm (3 years ago)

    These photos are so gorgeous it almost makes my wistful for winter on the Plateau! And then I remember just how much I hate winter in Montreal and that you’re totally crazy for loving it ;) give me Montreal summer any day! Still, it does look so very pretty. That’s Parc Laurier, right? I used to live right by there.

    • Marie-Eve Vallieres
      November 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Yup that is indeed Parc Laurier! Winter is always lovely in November-December… and then January comes around and I hate it all over again!

  3. Anna
    November 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Mind you the 1st time I visited Montreal was in March 2010. I was super lucky and most snow was melted! I’ll be visiting again in exactly 2 days and I hope it doesn’t snow that much (because I’ve checked the forecast). Plateau Mont Royal is my favorite area in Montreal and I plan on visiting Juliette et Chocolat once more!!
    (P.S. Found you via the Urban Travel Europe FB Group)

    • Marie-Eve Vallieres
      November 27, 2014 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

      It’s supposed to snow tomorrow or today but fingers crossed it won’t, for your sake :-) Enjoy Montreal!


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