La Prairie is a cozy little French-Canadian town just a stone's throw from Montreal. With cute brick buildings and cobblestone streets, it looks like it jumped right out of a history book. But don't let that fool you, La Prairie is full of life and energy.
During the summer, the town really comes to life with outdoor markets, live music and theater productions, and street performers. Whether you're a foodie or just love to be outside, there's no shortage of things to do. Each year, La Prairie even hosts a hot air balloon festival where you can watch dozens of colorful balloons fill the sky all at once. (Yes, it's as magical as it sounds!)
But even in the quieter seasons, La Prairie is a great place to take a stroll, grab a coffee, and simply enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of parks and walking trails, including along the scenic St. Lawrence River. The town also has a rich history, with several historic churches and buildings dating back to the 1700s.
Of course, being so close to Montreal has its perks, too. You can hop on a train or bus and be in the heart of the city in just a few minutes. But if you're looking for small town charm and a slower pace of life, La Prairie is the perfect escape.
So if you're ever in the Montreal area and want to experience a little slice of France in Canada, be sure to stop by La Prairie. You won't be disappointed!