A girls’ trip visiting the top attractions in Montreal is the perfect way for you to reconnect with your girlfriends while indulging in a little shopping and pampering.
Place des Arts
Place des Arts on Saint Catherine Street West downtown is one of the most popular attractions in Montreal. At this cultural complex you’ll find everything from contemporary art with a strong focus on post-1940s Quebec artists to contemporary music, video and films, performance art, new dance, and experimental theatre. Place des Arts is home to the famous Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal International Jazz Festival) and outdoor concerts too. So if you love live music, check the website and consider adding a live performance to your girls’ trip itinerary.
The Fine Arts Museum
No girls’ trip is complete without a stop at The Fine Arts Museum on lively Sherbrooke Street. The impressive collection of more than 40,000 pieces includes sculptures, paintings, photographs, and decorative arts from ancient times to the present. The cute, colourful, and quirky items in the gift shop make this museum a prime shopping destination too.
Platine Coiffure & Esthétique
After exploring this expansive collection of famous art works, it’s time for a little Parisian-style pampering at nearby Platine Coiffure & Esthétique. Treatments here include facials, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, colour, highlights, Swedish massages, and more. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, restored, and ready to explore more captivating attractions in Montreal.
Indulge in a Shopping Spree
Time for more shopping? Head back to Saint Catherine Street West, just down the hill from Sherbrooke Street, and pay a visit to Montreal’s favourite department stores. Here you’ll find Quebec’s own Simons, featuring fashionable creations from their young talent pool. Or, for one-of-a-kind items from other Quebec designers, travel northeast to the tiny boutiques of rue Saint-Denis or boulevard Saint-Laurent.
When it’s time to rest and rejuvenate, check into the new Renaissance Montreal. This stylish, 142-guestroom hotel features an edgy, urban vibe inside its mirrored, art deco exterior. The hotel is also home to downtown Montreal’s premier rooftop terrace. This cool oasis features a lively, happening bar complete with a stainless steel plunge pool and panoramic views of the city skyline.
William Gray Hotel
Alternatively, be one of the first guests to stay at the new William Gray Hotel, slated to open in the summer of 2016. Located on Saint-Vincent in Old Montreal, just steps away from Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, the hotel offers a luxury spa with an outdoor pool, a boutique, a café, an 180-seat restaurant, and a rooftop terrace with even more awe-inspiring views of Montreal’s skyline.