Move over, Paris. There's a new 'City of Lights' and it's the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Festivals, style, cuisine, nightlife and cosmopolitan French Canadian lifestyle. And now Montreal is even more exciting when the sun goes down.
BestTrip's Lynn Elmhirst and Designer/Lifestylist Ulya Jensen spent a long weekend in Montreal before a Seabourn cruise and we discovered an extraordinary city that lights up after dark with one-of-a-kind experiences combining light, art, and technology: Aura at the Notre Dame Basilica (footage by Moment Factory), Cite Memoire, video installations on city walls, the Jacques Cartier bridge lit up by social media, and La Grande Roue, the illuminated, largest observation wheel in Canada.
If you are planning to take a cruise, train or flight to Montreal, don't miss these new ways the city lights up the night.