Montreal is the last stop on Orlando City’s three-game road swing. If you happen to be in the Quebec area check out a few of these places during your stay:
The Montreal Impact play their home matches at Stade Saputo. It was built back in 2007 while the Impact were still playing in USL. Located in Olympic Park, the stadium can sit up to 20,341, making it the second largest soccer specific stadium in Canada and it has a natural grass field.
The Impact have three supporter groups: Ultras Montréal, 127 Montréal and 1642MTL.
Things To Do
From June 7 to the 17th Montreal will celebrate its many murals with the Mural Festival where street artists come from all over the world to participate; even though it’s Mural Fest every day on Saint Laurent, also known as The Main. The psychedelic figures and imaginary scenes looking back at you from nearly every wall on this street are not only a sight to see, but they’re also a part of the artistic fabric of the city.
After a short 15-minute walk from Beaver Lake, the entirety of Montreal’s downtown is revealed from the top of Mont Royal. During the day or at nighttime, this is one of the city’s most unforgettable views.
St. Joseph Oratory
The Catholic Basilica of St. Joseph has been a pilgrimage site since construction on the building began in 1904. Today, its spectacular steps and splendid gardens see tens of thousands of visitors a year.
Bars and Restaurants
On any given night of any given week, some of the best live music in the city is playing at Brutopia, and it’s all free. Saturdays and Sundays are usually a bit more intense, featuring bigger bands. Forget Osheaga, you can get your fill of live music from the comfort of your favorite bar -- and that’s not even mentioning the fact that it’s one of the city’s pioneering brewpubs.
Walking down Beaubien Street, it’s hard to resist the intoxicating aroma of the wood-burning oven that overflows from Beaubien Bagel. Blueberry, chocolate, onion, oatmeal raisin, and sesame seed are just some of the bagels that are made fresh on-site here every morning. This is no frills type of place -- just good neighborhood bagels that are lighter and fluffier than their New York counterpart.
This awesome diner/bar has some seriously cool things on the menu. Not only do they have massive cocktails in fish bowls, they also make huge salads, super juicy burgers and so much more!