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How to Road Trip from Vermont to Montreal this April!

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Montreal, nestled in the heart of the beautiful province of Quebec, embodies the vibrant essence of Canadian culture showcasing its rich diversity and dynamic energy. Its fusion of European charm and North American flair make it among the best places to visit in Canada. Renowned globally for its lively festivals, historic architecture and exquisite cuisine, Montreal offers a once in a lifetime experience for travellers. From cobblestoned streets of Old Montreal to the diverse energetic neighbourhoods, Montreal has a unique blend of old-world charm and modern innovation. Whether it’s indulging in poutine along Rue Sainte-Catherine or exploring the views atop of Mount Royal belvedere, Montreal promises a journey full of culture, excitement and new adventures. 

How to Travel From Vermont to Montreal ? 

As far as road trips go, the road trip from Vermont to Montreal is short and sweet. Indeed, Montreal is the closest Canadian metropolis to the state of Vermont. The distance between Vermont and Montreal is approximately 108 miles (173 kilometres) and the drive typically takes a little over two hours which is shorter than the average movie these days! The bus is also a great option depending on where you are located in Vermont. There is a direct Greyhound bus from Burlington, Vermont to Montreal that takes just over 3 hours. 

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As you’re planning for your route, there are some places to visit along the way for a quick pit stop before arriving at your accommodations in Montreal, Canada. Indeed, chances are you will drive through the beautiful city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This medium-sized city is roughly located halfway between Montreal and the Canada – United States border with the state of Vermont. There are several activities for visitors to enjoy at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For example, you can explore Fort Saint-Jean, a historic site dating back to the 17th century. This fort offers exhibits of the museum and grounds which once belonged to the French and British military. There is also the possibility to take a lovely stroll along the banks of the gorgeous Richelieu River, adorned with picturesque views, and ideal picnic spots. Finally, you can visit a current Canadian military college located next to Fort Saint-Jean. The Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers guided tours and provides a glimpse of military education and training in Canada.

Where to stay in Montreal during your trip from Vermont ?

© Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel – Montréal

Just like for any trip, in order to fully experience and discover any new city, you need to be in the heart of the action. For this reason, we highly recommend you stay in a hotel in Old Montreal, the city’s oldest district spanning along the Saint Lawrence River’s waterfront. This part of the city allows any visitor to immerse themselves in the blend of North American and European charm Montreal has to offer. Le Saint Sulpice Hotel Montreal, a luxury boutique hotel in Old Montreal with a 3-Diamond rating (AAA rating) featuring 108 fully equipped spacious suites with each their own gorgeous view of Montreal. We also have an exclusive offer to experience Montreal’s best spa named Bota Bota.  Moreover, some of the suites have a terrace, balcony and even your very own Nespresso coffee machine in order to give you the best, most relaxing and luxurious experience possible. Explore the array of services offered at our hotel in Old Montreal, including convenient parking to enhance your journey from Vermont to Montreal.

What to do in Montreal during your visit ?

Discover the wonders of the Botanical Garden

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The Montreal Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. It covers an area of about 185 acres featuring over 22000 species of plants and cultivars. The garden is open to the public year-round offering this beautiful space of all different colours. In addition to its role as a public garden, the Montreal Botanical Garden is actively involved in botanical research and conservation efforts. The garden collaborates with many different educational and research institutions on projects related to plant biology, ecology and horticulture. During the month of April, the All-terrain scientist exhibition explains the interesting research being carried out.

Explore the Plural Art Firm and Uncover its Creative Wonders

© Plural Contemporary Art Fair

The Plural Contemporary Art Fair in Montreal is a significant event for Canadian contemporary art. It takes place from April 12th to April 14th. This exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to explore diverse artworks, engage with artists and appreciate the vibrant contemporary art scene in Canada. Whether you are an art connoisseur or amateur, the Plural Contemporary Art Fair promises an enriching experience. You can purchase your tickets for the exhibition here.

Unlock the Rich Tapestry of African Cinema at the Film Festival Vues d’Afrique!

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Vues d’Afriques is an annual film festival in Montreal dedicated to showcasing African and Creole cinema. The Festival’s primary objective is to promote African culture and cinema to Canadian audiences while providing a platform for African filmmakers to showcase their art. Not only does it display film screenings, Vue d’Afriques also hosts various events such as panel discussions, workshops and cultural activities. Vues d’Afrique has gained recognition for its commitment to diversity and cultural exchange in Montreal. Thanks to this festival African cinema and heritage is understood and appreciated not only in Montreal but Canada too. The festival takes place from April 11th to April 21 st and you can find the program for this film festival here.

Travelling from Vermont to Montreal offers a seamless transition to one of the best places to visit in Canada. Upon arrival, staying at a hotel in Old Montreal ensures immersion in the city’s charm. From exploring historic sites to indulging in cultural events like the Plural Contemporary Art Fair and Vues d’Afrique Film Festival, every moment promises excitement and discovery. Therefore, start your journey from Vermont to Montreal and create unforgettable memories in this vibrant city at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

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