Located in the province of Quebec, Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada. Not many cities in the world can compete with Montreal's fantastic array of festivals, food, and cultural events. There's always something to do, which makes it an exciting place to pop the question. It's also geographically accessible for those on the East Coast of the United States, so it's easy to pack your bags for a weekend getaway and drive. Whether you live in Montreal or you're taking a trip, we've got the ultimate list of best places to propose.
1. Old Montreal
You might have guessed it from the name, but Old Montreal is the oldest area in the city. In fact, this is one of the oldest urban areas in all of North America. It's accessible by foot, and once you're in the area, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. You'll see numerous horse-drawn carriages trotting down the cobbled streets, which is just one way you could propose in Old Montreal. Imagine taking a carriage ride at sunset, surrounded by history, and presenting her with one of our solitaire diamond rings
2. Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden is located in the heart of the city and is perfect for all who want a more quiet proposal. The garden spans around 190 acres, which means there are endless proposal spots to choose from. For example, there's a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, and a garden with just Canadian plants. You could scope out the perfect spot beforehand or spontaneously choose somewhere special as you and your sweetheart walk through the gardens.
3. Mount Royal
Mount Royal is a hill that's west of downtown Montreal. If you're looking for a place with a gorgeous view of Montreal, this is it. You can walk, take a bus, or even bike to the summit lookout on this natural landmark. You could make a day out of it and take a picnic, popping the question over dessert. Or, you could venture to the summit at night after dinner and with a glass of champagne. However you choose to propose in this spot, be sure to take some time to gaze at that beautiful horizon.
4. Saint-Louis Square
Here's another spot in the city that guarantees a picture-perfect proposal. This is a historic area in Montreal, which you'll be able to see in the architecture of the Victorian homes. Go for a stroll, eat at a local restaurant, or rest on a bench and take in your surroundings. One thing is certain about Saint-Louis Square: romance is its air, which is why it's one of our best places to propose. This is also a great spot for people-watching if that's something you and your partner like to do together. Imagine pointing out someone in the crowd and while she's distracted, get ready for your big moment. When she turns back to you, she'll be surprised to see you down on one knee with a ring in hand.
4: Weekend Getaway At Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
A luxurious getaway at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, located in downtown Montreal, will be a weekend you won't soon forget. With top tier dining, room and drinks, indulge with your significant other, and propose as you relax in your comfortable room after a day of adventure through the city of Montreal.
5: La Fontaine Park
Find a quiet place within La Fontaine Park with a view of the beautiful fountains, and make a wish with a coin toss into the fountain. At this point, you ca break precedent and tell your partner your wish - your wish to spend the rest of your lives together.
6: Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
You know that episode of Friends "The One Where Joey Moves Out", when Ross & Rachel have a date at the planetarium? Your proposal may not be exactly like the impromptu date, but it is certainly a romantic spot for a memorable proposal. Your love will be written in the stars!
7: Clock Tower Beach
Take a trip to clock Tower Beach before sunset, and propose to the love of your life as the sun falls behind the horizon. With the shadow of the clock tower falling to the sand below, time will stand still as you ask you partner to spend the rest of your lives together with a stunning matching trio ring set
8: Beaver Lake
Located in Mount Royal Park, Beaver Lake is a beautiful waterfront location for a wedding proposal! The four leaf clover shape of this park provides a symbol of luck - for those who have a particular affinity for four-leaf clovers, this setting is for you! The sprawling grass lawns allow for a lovely day of picnicking, rock skipping, and maybe even an engagement shoot!
Enjoy a romantic Wine Wednesday with a wide variety of reds, whites and champagne's to indulge in at the Pullman bar. This is not a private location, so for those who are not shy and like public displays of affection, this is the place for you on a weekend evening! However, for those who prefer a more intimate setting, try to visit this location on a week night.
10: Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
For your art loving partner, this will be the perfect location for a proposal! As you walk through the hallowed halls filled with fine art that grabs your attention from each and every direction, nothing will compare to the blue sapphire engagement ring
you present to your partner as you kneel on one knee and as them to spend the rest of your lives together.
11: Along The St. Lawrence River
From luxury yacht boats to quaint row boats, take a trip along the St. Lawrence River for a romantic proposal on the water. You can customize your experience by choosing to join a public boat ride among tourists, or take an intimate, private ride on the river. Feel the breeze and enjoy the fresh air as you and your partner take the ride of a lifetime. When the moment is right, pull out your safely secured little red box, and pop the question with a solitaire diamond engagement ring
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