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AN EASY-TO-LOVE CITY, Montreal strikes a balance between old and new. From
the historic vibe in Vieux-Montreal to the nouveau street style of Mile End, explore
cutting-edge fashion, art, and restaurants with the Capital One® Venture® card.

Fall for Montreal

Stylish Hotels
In the city’s museum-filled center,
the year-old Hôtel Birks Montréal
has transformed the Beaux-Arts
former headquarters of iconic
Canadian jeweler Birks into a
fashionable hotel. Over in the
glamorous Golden Square Mile,
the brand-new Four Seasons Hotel
Montreal, which opened in May,
offers sleekly designed interiors
and the first Marcus Samuelsson
restaurant in Canada.

Enjoy your favorite
neighborhood spots and
hidden gems in MTL with the
Capital One Venture card.
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A bird’s eye view of Montreal
in autumn, from the domed
Biosphere Environment
Museum to the shimmering
Saint Lawrence River.

Trending Tastes
This Francophone city shows its flair
for fashion and design. Browse local
designers or book a private styling
session at Station Service, or head to
Boutique Unicorn for a carefully edited
selection of clothing and accessories.
Afterwards, have lunch at the
beautifully designed Le Pastel Rita, a
coffee shop, workspace, and boutique.

Culinary Waves
Beyond local favorites like gravy-
drizzled poutine fries and cheese
curds, and a signature style of
bagels—which are small, sweet,
and dense—Montreal serves up an
eclectic range of cuisine. Sample
elegantly simple fare at Restaurant
Beau Mont, showcasing small
Quebec artisan-producers. In the
Quartiers du Canal, explore a vibrant
dining scene which includes the
buzzed-about Tuck Shop.

Illuminating Experiences
In Cirque du Soleil’s hometown, the
19th-century Notre-Dame Basilica
also dazzles with Aura, a multimedia
extravaganza that lights up the
Gothic Revival interior (get tickets in
advance, as this evening show sells
out). For more luminous art, visit the
Montreal Botanical Garden for the
autumn “Garden of Lights” exhibit
(ends October 31), inspired by ancient
Chinese lanterns.

Wellness Finds
To recharge, try a therapeutic water
circuit at Bota Bota, a former ferry
boat transformed into a floating
spa on the Old Port of Montreal.
Or unwind at the new Spa at Four
Seasons Hotel Montreal, which
has heated beds with integrated
music and the city’s only Kneipp
hydrotherapy facility.
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