While staying at the InterContinental Montréal, begin your day at Osco! Restaurant with a delicious Provencal style breakfast buffet. The hotel is ideally located, at the gateway of downtown and Old-Montreal, only a few blocks away from Bota Bota, your next destination. Anchored in the Old Port of Montreal, this floating spa offers its passengers the healing benefits of a spa while being lulled by the natural movements of the St Lawrence River. For a few hours, you will enjoy the various spa installations with Old Montreal as a magical backdrop: two saunas with incredible views onto the river and the city, a eucalyptus steam bath, outdoor whirlpool baths, cold showers and baths, as well as relaxation areas. Then you will delight your taste buds at the Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau restaurant, with a glass of wine and a fresh and simple 3-course meal, both original and comforting, for a serene healing of body and mind.
Upon your return at the InterContinental Montréal, you will discover the ritual of absinthe in the Green Fairy Alcoves and enjoy a variety of flavorful Provencal hors-d’oeuvres. Absinthe, an herb-based spirit containing 55 to 75% alcohol, is renowned for enhancing the creative energies of the great 19th century European writers and artists. Dubbed the green fairy, it is served at the green hour and it still captures the creative imagination with its legend for mind-altering effects.
We play host to numerous events all year long, ranging from music to comedy to art to film to sports to fashion. Major events include the International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and the FrancoFolies, to name but a few festival attractions. Other equally popular summer crowd-pleasers include the elite Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada and the explosive International des Feux Loto-Québec, a fireworks competition that lights up the Montréal night skies all summer long. Our festival fervour continues through the winter with the Montreal en Lumière festival, a celebration of gastronomy, arts and music that warms the soul in chilly temperatures.
Quebec, the Province in which Montreal is located, is the largest French-speaking territory in North America. English, however, is widely spoken in Montreal.
Spanning two islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, the Parc Jean-Drapeau is home to a multitude of facilities and recreational opportunities. This green oasis is a haven for sports, recreation, nature and culture. A network of multi-disciplinary trails–25 km (15 miles) of which are cycling paths–wind through a lush natural setting accentuated throughout by valuable public artworks and open up to magnificent panoramas of the river and the adjacent downtown skyline. Come summer, the park offers a beach, three heated outdoor pools, La Ronde amusement park, two museums and a casino. This exceptional location hosts a variety of festivals and events all year long.