We moved to Montréal in 2016. It was a bold move and *apparently* unconventional. But, we quickly discovered that we were simply ahead of the curve.
As more English speakers move into the city, there’s curiosity about what it’s like to be Anglo and live in a French province.
The Anglo Experience
What you hear in the press about language is both true and untrue. The perspective depends on the generation of the person talking. Diversity is an asset in Montréal. Period.
- Ahhh yes, the joys of Québec bureaucracy
- I’m going to write a book on language fails
- I love Montréal’s supermarkets; the rest of Canada is deprived
There’s a history behind some of the things that you see. It’s good to understand the context.
- Mobile’s history is intertwined with the history of Québec women
- A house that links Montréal to Louisiana
- The Mysteries of the Lachine Canal
- These are the great views from Marguerite Bourgeoys
- Montreal used to be a baseball city
- It’s been 50-years since Expo ’67
- Montmorency: La légende de la Dame blanche
- Honey, are you going to the sleep late?
- Ville de Québec… je t’aime (more history)
- The sticks and stones of Old Montréal (in a nutshell history)
Living in the West Island
This is where many Anglos end up. Historically, the West Island is an English-speaking community.
- Those First Days in Montréal
- Outdoor swimming pools: Just like when we were young
- That flight, back to school shopping, and rusk
- Fall has started, school has started, synchro has started
- Hiking on Montréal’s West Island: Île Bizard
- I got lost on one of the easiest trails on the West Island
- West Island street meat: Ribfest
- Blogging from Café T.W.I.G.S.
- Those Montréal flood photos that I promised to share
- To those who complain about the snow: this is Montréal!
- It looks pretty but it’s deadly
- Early flights, speaking in French, and a happy dog
- People take their garden scraps very seriously
- Thanksgiving cooking adventures in Montréal
- Someone loves peach (DIY Project #1)
We did an epic drive from Calgary to Montréal twice (4-days each) with a motorbike, Jeeps, bikes, a child, a dog and a guinea pig.