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Just Off The Press: Montreal Travel Feature For The Guardian

Even though I’ve been living in Montreal for more than a decade and know my way around the city, I always love when I get hired to photograph a travel feature for a magazine or newspaper. It’s the perfect excuse to revisit places I know or discover new locations.

A few weeks ago, The Guardian contacted me to photograph a Canada sponsored feature for their website: a local’s guide on how to make the most of Montreal.

The article concentrated mostly around 4 neighborhoods: Downtown/Old Montreal, South West, Plateau/Mile End and Little Italy/Mile Ex. The shot list revolved about getting general views of the different neighborhoods and photographs of interesting places such as bars/restaurants.

Now, you you can already check the photos I took and that were selected here or here (gallery).

However, I thought this blog post was the perfect excuse to share with you some more photos that didn’t make it in the article.

So, should we get started?

  • SOUTHWEST: Lachine Canal and Atwater Market

I love this spot and the summer atmosphere with people enjoying various activities makes this place feels so alive.

  • SOUTHWEST: Foxy Restaurant

I liked the place so much that I spent a couple of hours there. The food is nothing short of amazing.

  • Old Montreal: Old Port

Although this wasn’t high on my priority list this time, I snapped these two photos while I was there.


Well, as you’ve probably guessed from the previous blog post here, I LOVE murals. Located all along The Saint-Laurent boulevard, these are one of the cultural highlights of the city. 

  • PLATEAU: Mont Royal Park

There is no better spot to take a break from all the walking than laying down in Mont Royal Park.

  • MILE END: Saint-Viateur & Bernard Street

Street scenes are tricky to photograph, but I thought these two shots below gave a good feel of this trendy neighborhood.

  • ROSEMONT: Paquebot Café

Last stop, this place offered really interesting details to photograph and delicious cold coffee drinks to quench your thirst.

Speaking of thirst, if you’re still thirsty for more photos taken during this assignment, check out this collection.

Thanks so much for viewing!

David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.

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