07/02/2011 03:00 EDT | Updated 09/01/2011 05:12 EDT

William and Kate In Montreal: The Best Places Not On The Royal Couple's Itinerary (PHOTOS)


Say what you will about Montreal being the poor man’s Paris. The beauty of this French-speaking city is that its reasonable prices don’t just attract lovers, they attract young lovers.

For every middle-aged couple fighting over a map in Paris’ Marais district, there are two carefree 20-somethings canoodling in Montreal’s Parc Lafontaine using their iPhones as maps on their way back to the hostel.

If Will and Kate can shake loose from their bodyguards while visiting Canada’s unofficial hipster capital, we recommend checking out these vacation-making hotspots in a city where everything is gravy (poured over cheese curds and fries, of course).