I’m really excited to interview Urmi Hossain of My Ways about Montreal, Canada. Urmi’s tips for the best things to do in Montreal are awesome because she was born in Italy and moved to Montreal for college. Urmi stayed here to work after graduating and currently works in finance during the day while spending her free time advocating for women’s empowerment.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Tourisme Montreal, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Montreal
The local airport is Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), which is about a 15-minute drive from Montreal. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Urmi says that the decision to rent a car depends on what your plans are. Parking is terrible downtown, so she recommends avoiding a rental car if you’re staying in the downtown area. The metro and bus are reliable ways to get around. And Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around the city.
When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the Montreal, Canada podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Urmi Hossain about Montreal, Canada. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Montreal, Canada
- Green dots = best things to do in Montreal, Canada
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Montreal, Canada
Who is Urmi Hossain?
Urmi Hossain is Bengali by blood and Italian by birth. She works in the financial services industry in Canada, where she is currently residing. She is a self-published author, speaker, blogger, polyglot, and mentor. She holds the CFA charter, one of the highest designations in the financial industry.
Her first book is “Discovering Your Identity: A Rebirth From Interracial Struggle,” and it is available at Amazon through our affiliate link.
She advocates for women’s empowerment and is passionate about teaching and mentoring other girls and women through Women In Leadership – Victoria Chapter. As its social media lead, she spreads the message of gender equality and more women in leadership positions. She enjoys being a promoter of self-investing and personal development. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and practicing boxing.
Learn more about Urmi here and check out some of the articles she has written:
- Five Life Skills Every Bengali Girl Needs
- 6 Steps Towards Your Personal Growth Journey
- Meet Urmi Hossain
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Jason Lawenda of Mobius Journeys shares the best things to do in Cleveland, Ohio. In this episode, Jason and I talk about hiking to the waterfalls at Cuyahoga National Park, exploring the Great Lakes Science Center, and spending Halloween at the Lake View Cemetery with the graves of John D. Rockefeller and President James Garfield. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Montreal
To learn more about Montreal and other destinations in Canada, check out our episodes below:
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- Citadel Hill, Clam Chowder & Titanic Graveyard in Halifax, Canada
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