Montreal by night

We are both(me and my husband) totally obsessed for night photography 🙈, and this is one our mandatory activity for every trip. Usually we move out during twilight and keep strolling till midnight, hunting for the challenging spots to get some good Instagram.

Capturing the cityscapes during night hours gives an interesting perspective. One of the great ways to think about light in dark 😊.

Now.why Montreal? Honestly, I have no answer for that, Some trips, days. Moments are different, and I believe everyone has their own reasons 😀

Here I thought of mentioning some spots we have identified

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal – Even if it is day or night, Notre-Dame Basilica and Place d’Armes are feast for the eyes. Giant roman pillars of buildings are illuminated with blue lights, which comes as a highlight in image. We haven’t been there inside due to long queue.

Old port of Montreal – This place was fun especially when temperature is -2, Old Port offer a nice experience along the water. Not sure, it’s because all shops were closed or weather, It wasn’t insanely crowded by time we reached. There are historic markers to guide and tell the story of old port’s history. Lot of opportunity to click and all at the walkable distance.

Giant wheel ride looks amazingly glowing from distance with the backdrop of black sky.

We walked till Clocktower quay but couldn’t capture it since it was all dark that day. Sat there for some time to get the nice view of city across the river and Montreal Biosphère.

Jacques Cartier Bridge nearby is picturesque, which spans over the St-Lawrence River. Bridge is completely illuminated during night, all covered by series of lights which keeps changing colors periodically. These lights beautifully complement the structure and highlights its shapes.

After spending couple of hours in old port we drove till Montreal Biosphère and crossed Jacques Cartier Bridge.

Some pointers: –

  • If you are visiting during winter, wear some good warm clothes. Needless to say late hours of night are cold
  • Parkings are expensive near old port. But if you go to any street towards city center, find some paid parking meters and walk from there
  • Its recommended walking over Jacques Cartier Bridge to get the nice view of city and river

Thanks for reading. Happy traveling!!! 👋


Started from Downtown Montreal
∑ Miles driven 12
∑ Miles walked 4.2
∑ Time spent 4 hr 56 min

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