Downtown Montréal, at the foot of Mount Royal, offers ample opportunity to lose oneself in the city's charms, with its trendy shops, cozy coffee shops, and fine dining. Outstanding museums are close at hand. Montréal is a convenient starting point to explore other parts of Canada.
Things to see in Montréal include
Notre Dame Basilica
Across from Place d'Armes, built under the Sulpician Order from 1824 to 1829, Notre Dame Basilica was only a small chapel at first. This neo-Gothic architectural masterpiece was designed by a...learn more
Designed by Maurice-Henri Perrault, Montreal City Hall was built in 1878, but was destroyed by fire in 1922. Its reconstruction was inspired by the city hall of Tours in France. From the balcony...learn more
Located on the exact site where the City of Montreal was founded on May 17 1642 by Father Vimont and others, Pointe-a -Calliere (PAC) is a national historic site. PAC was built over the vestiges...learn more
The Quays Skating Rink
Perfect ice, incredible views of historic Old-Montreal and the river, and dynamic, exhilarating and entertaining activities are what await you at the Quays skating rink all winter long! learn more
The Marche Bonsecours was inaugurated in 1847. A symbol of Montreal's heyday, this imposing building was the city's main agricultural marketplace for over a century. It also housed a concert hall...learn more
The Montreal Biodome offers a close encounter with its four Ecosystems of the Americas, where over 4,800 animals from 230 different species and 750 plant types coexist under the same roof...learn more
Montreal Botanical Garden
A popular oasis in the heart of the city, the Montreal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the world's largest and finest. Its extensive collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10...learn more
Montreal Tower / Olympic Park
Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium is the Park's centrepiece, a bold design by French architect Roger Taillibert. A funicular-type elevator brings visitors to the top three...learn more
The McCord Museum is one of the most important historical museums in Canada. It celebrates Montreal life past and presents it's people, its artisans, its communities, its metropolitan area...learn more
Montréal is a major center of education. It hosts two French-speaking universities, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal, and two English-speaking universities, McGill University and Concordia University. Montréal provides a home for numerous aerospace and biotechnology industries.
For more information, visit Tourisme Montréal at their website. We acknowledge the use of images from their photo gallery.