At the end of a week in Montréal for a conference I had a day free before my flight out. I’m really not a big city person so the highlight of my visit was climbing up Mont-Royal with a local. Absolutely loved this place, not exactly a hidden gem, but it felt that way, you could see the city through the trees, but it still felt like a whole other world. Coming up to Chalet du Mont Royal through the trees there’s a sculpture hidden in the trees … another reason why it’s good to hang out with the locals. Easy to spot in this, but not so easy if you don’t know where to look.