Experiencing Montréal


The 2019 Women in Investment Management conference will be held in Montréal, offering networking opportunities and skill-building workshops to address topics that include creating a path to the boardroom, developing an executive presence, and building a great financial services resume.

CFA Society Montréal will be hosting the event, and they have provided some recommendations for sights and activities that conference delegates can enjoy during their time in the city:

  • Visit Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal, the first Gothic Revival–style church to be built in Canada. The basilica’s many works of religious art include paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows illustrating biblical passages.
  • Explore Old Montréal on foot, walking along the cobblestone streets of the city’s old district. Visit the Place Jacques-Cartier, where early architecture and historical sites blend with shops, art galleries, and restaurants to create what has been called “Montreal’s most wander-worthy district.”
  • Climb Mount Royal, and explore the lookout in Mount Royal Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same landscape architect responsible for New York City’s Central Park. Montréal Tourism recommends giving yourself two hours to explore.
  • Relax in one of Montréal’s spas: Bota Bota is a contemporary spa in an old ferryboat docked at the Old Port, while Scandinave Spa is an urban spa in the heart of Old Montréal.

Additional details about the city’s food landscape can also be found on the Eater Montréal website

All posts are the opinion of the author. As such, they should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute or the author’s employer.

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