Things to do in Montréal

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.


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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

 City Hall

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

Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

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

Marche Bonsecours

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

McCord Museum

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


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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.