Montreal is known to be a snapshot of European-inspired cities and this much like Europe includes its walkability factor. Montreal is an incredibly walkable city as it boasts beautiful sights and landmarks in which you can pretty much all access by walking!
Now, we don’t expect you to start walking around in the middle of a -20c January night, there are better months suited to be comfortable and to fully maximize your walk-scapades in Montreal. We feel that the best months to visit Montreal would normally be from April to September to not only be able to enjoy all the cities wide amenities but also to see how incredible walkable Montreal really is.
Under normal circumstances, walking around during summertime would present a plethora of things to do whether it’s visiting markets, events, festivals or visiting some of our favourite spots! For now, we have to settle with what we’ve got. The good news, however, is that Montreal has actually gotten even more walkable during the Covid-19 Pandemic as Mayor Valerie Plante has helped pedestrianize 3 of Montreal’s major streets which include St-Catherine during summertime, St-Laurent Boulevard, Mount-Royal Avenue, St-Denis and Christophe-Colombe with additional streets still planned to move towards a more walkable and bike-friendly city.
Montreal is also quite famous for our underground city which is basically a big walkable mall and is home to some great stores. This is also entirely accessible by foot and is also an alternative way to enjoy walking around Montreal!
Montreal has been slowly changing how Montrealers maneuver around the city and while there are pros and cons to everything we believe that getting your steps in especially with all of the sitting we’ve been doing is definitely a good thing looking forward!