Things To Do in Montreal | Tourist Attractions

Enjoy our list of the top things to do in Montreal!

Do anything and everything downtown

Montreal has one of the most vibrant urban cores of North America. Walk along the bustling streets with soaring skyscrapers, classic historic buildings, and an undeniable energy that never ends. Make time to shop in the endless boutiques and retail establishments. Dress your best for the

Shop and dine in Old Montreal

Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and be transported into another time. There are plenty of fine-dining establishments where you can enjoy a fine-cooked meal with a glass of wine on an outside terrace. You will also be able to buy plenty of souvenirs as there are souvenir shops aplenty. Be sure to stroll around the Place d'Armes which has several beautiful historic buildings, including Notre Dame Basilica. Place Jacques-Cartier is a large public square that sometimes has street performers and other free entertainment. Montreal's City Hall, built in 1872, is also located within Old Montreal.

For further information: Historic City Center - Old Montreal | Old Montreal and Old Port

Eat poutine

Poutine is a favourite French-Canadian late-night snack food made of fries, gravy, and cheese curds. It might sound like an odd combination at first, but trust us, it's really good!

See a hockey game or concert at Bell Centre

The Bell Centre is one of the world's busiest arenas and for good reason. Go see a Montreal Canadiens game or one of the many concerts that come into town.

Explore the various museums

Montreal is home to a handful of world-class museums, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Biosphere

Go to one of Montreal's many, many festivals

World famous for its endless amount of festivals, you're sure to find one you like, no matter the season. Summer is the peak season for festivals of course, but festivals are put on year-round.

For further information: Montreal Festivals and Events

Hang out in the Plateau

The Plateau is known as Montreal's current trendy hotspot. Centered around St-Denis Street, you will find quirky caf├ęs, chic restaurants, lively bars, and great architecture all-around. No matter what day of the week it is, the Plateau is sure to be bustling with activity.

Experience Montreal's gay village

Quebec and Montreal's accepting attitudes have given rise to the largest gay neighborhood in North America. Known as "Le Village", it is the heart of the LGBT community in Montreal and offers an eclectic mix of shops and businesses. Le Village is also one of the main nightlife centers in Montreal. To get there, just stop off at the Beaudry metro station.

Ride on the Metro

The Montreal Metro is the third-busiest system in North America. A neat feature of Montreal's system is that each of the 68 stations has a unique design. A 3-day unlimited pass costs only $16 and is a cost-effective way to explore the different stations and get around the city.

Montreal Street Art

For lovers of murals and street art, Montreal's neighbourhoods offer all kinds of interesting works of art.

Go to the top of Mount Royal

No trip to Montreal would be complete without a visit to its namesake, Mount Royal. Mount Royal Park is one of the city's largest greenspaces and visitors can get a stunning view of the downtown skyline from the peak of Mount Royal.

Visit the Olympic Stadium

Come see the largest inclined tower in the world, as well as the main stadium used during the 1976 Summer Olympics. And if you're really lucky, you might even be able to attend a Montreal Impact soccer game held in the stadium.

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