This week I crossed the Portage Bridge by foot and walked through the streets of old Hull. The old part of the city has some nice heritage buildings and a quiet little pedestrian zone that is home to trendy bars and restaurants.
Even though you are only a few hundred meters from downtown Ottawa, there is a distinct change in culture and atmosphere that you’ll notice as soon as you start walking around. There’s a bit of a Montreal influence on the architecture, food (lots of casse-croûtes advertising Poutine on sale) and of course you’ll hear French spoken more often than not.
Old Hull is worth checking out if you’re looking for change things up for an outing. Enjoy a little taste of Montreal, just across the river.