MONTREALS BEST is the ideal travel guide to Canadas liveliest city. It uses 245 photos and 22,500 words to explore key NEIGHBOURHOODS; detail SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES; outline ITINERARIES; and suggest great places to EAT and DRINK. All content is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!
This app is part of the TouchScreenTravels series: indie travel apps by pro travel writers.
Montreal buzzes like no place in Canada. Its the countrys second largest city two million, with another two million in adjacent towns and the continents largest French-speaking city. Its undeniably rag-tag: with its congested writhing highways, hectic intersections, potholed roads; medley of new immigrants from all over the world; and its iconic, yet often awkward, architecture.
But above all its a city that knows how to have a good time, as its absurdly busy festival calendar proves. This includes some real heavyweight events too, particularly the annual Just for Laughs comedy festival and a Formula-1 Grand Prix race, as well as a glut of music and film festivals.
All this is capped off by an extremely dynamic restaurant, bar and nightlife scene, which helps make Montreal Canadas most happening city and its most enjoyable city-break destination.
APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
Costs & Money
Information & Maps
Seasons, Festivals & Events
APP FEATURE: NEIGHBOURHOODS
Meet the key city districts:
The Gay Village
Parc Jean Drapeau
APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
Mt Royal & Downtown In-A-Day
APP FEATURE: INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
Kids & Families
APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Where best to eat, drink, shop and more:
Bars, Clubs & Nightlife
Shops & Shopping
Theatres, Cinemas & Venues
APP FEATURE: TECHNICAL
One-click website LINKS.
One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
Save and share FAVOURITES.
Easily CONTACT the author.
The entire contents of Montreals Best is available by installing it above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when youre online and only with intermittent ads.
An IN-APP PURCHASE eliminates all ads and allows you to take all content (except maps) offline.
Christian Williams has written or co-written some twenty guidebooks, a host of related articles for magazines, travel websites and UK newspapers and a good few apps. He's been eating poutine in Montreal since 2012.
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Icon Credit: Emmanuel Milou on Flickr
Feature Graphic: Alyssa Black on Flickr