After celebrating Canada Day in our nation’s capital, William and Catherine are headed to Montreal where they are sure to fall head over heels for the city’s many charms. For romance, Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets can’t be beat—and a horse-drawn carriage ride is the perfect way to explore this historic neighbourhood. Another must? A trip to the top of Mount Royal for a breathtaking view of the city below. No visit to Montreal is complete without sampling such culinary delights as bagels, smoked meat and poutine, and we’re hoping the Royal newlyweds will indulge in all of the above!
WHERE TO STAY: Old-world luxuries and modern conveniences await at Hotel Le St-James, which was recently given a coveted spot on Condé Nast Traveller‘s Gold List for 2011. Located in Old Montreal, this intimate boutique hotel boasts 60 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, and while it is housed in a heritage building, this property also offers the latest in technology—ask the front desk if you can borrow one of their iPads during your stay. For the ultimate experience, book the The Royal Suite, an exquisitely furnished (and aptly named!) two-bedroom space.