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Travel Guide of Montreal in Canada by Influencers and Travelers

Montreal is the most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous city in Canada. Originally founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city.

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1 - Mount Royal

Mount Royal is a large volcanic-related hill or small mountain in the city of Montreal, immediately west of Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The City of Montreal takes its name from Mount Royal. The hill is part of the Monteregian Hills situated between the Laurentians and the Appalachian Mountains. It gave its Latin name, Mons Regius, to the Monteregian chain.

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2 - Old Port of Montreal

The Old Port of Montreal is the historic port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in Old Montreal, it stretches for over 2 km along the Saint Lawrence River. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post.

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3 - Hiking / Trekking in Montréal

Explore the iconic summit of Mount Royal on a guided hike in Montreal! The summit of Mount Royal is one of the three peaks of Mount Royal Hill in Montreal. Also known as the Grosse Montagne, it is the highest summit and reaches 234 metres. A must-see...

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4 - Beaver Lake

The Beaver Lake is an artificial basin fitted in 1938 on a former swamp located on the Mount Royal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was designed by architect Frederick Todd. It takes its name from an old beaver dam discovered during the work.

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5 - Centre Bell

The Bell Centre, formerly known as the Molson Centre, is a multi-purpose arena in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened on March 16, 1996, after nearly three years under construction.

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6 - Fat Biking in Montréal

   13 km away

Discover the Parc du Mont-St-Bruno by yourself on a Fat Bike, near Montreal! Set off on a fantastic adventure at the gateway to the region's largest city. A few minutes from Montreal, the Parc national du Mont-St-Bruno awaits you and offers you to di...

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7 - Jacques Cartier Bridge

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

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8 - Casino de Montréal

The Montreal Casino is a casino on the Notre Dame Island in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, and is the largest casino in Canada. The casino is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to patrons aged 18 and older. It opened on October 9, 1993.

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9 - Snowshoeing in Montréal

   13 km away

Come visit the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park on your own during a snowshoeing trip in Montreal! In the middle of Quebec, set off on a fantastic adventure at the gateway to the region's largest city. A few minutes from Montreal, the Î...

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10 - Tour de la Bourse

The Tour de la Bourse is a 48-storey skyscraper in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Victoria Square and Saint Jacques Street in the International Quarter.

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11 - Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau is situated to the east of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the Saint Lawrence River. It comprises two islands, Saint Helen's Island and the artificial island Notre Dame Island. The islands were the site of the Expo 67 World's Fair.

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12 - Boat Tours in Montréal

Enjoy a guided boat cruise on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec ! The guided cruise on the AML Cavalier Maxim is the perfect way to admire Quebec's main city from different points of view while learning about its history. With its unique atm...

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13 - La Fontaine Park

La Fontaine Park is a 34 ha urban park located in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Named in honour of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, The park's features include two linked ponds with a fountain and waterfalls, the Théâtre de Verdure open-air venue, the Calixa-Lavallée cultural centre, a monument to Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, playing fields and tennis courts.

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14 - Old Montreal

Old Montreal is a historic neighbourhood within the municipality of Montreal in the province of Quebec, Canada. Founded by French settlers in 1642 as Fort Ville-Marie, Old Montreal is home to many structures dating back to the era of New France.

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15 - Ice Climbing in Montréal

Discover ice climbing in Montreal on Île Sainte-Hélène in the heart of the city! It is one of the perfect winter activities to experience new sensations and discover all the possibilities of the Quebec winter. La liberté No...

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16 - Nature Park of Île-de-la-Visitation

   11 km away
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17 - Boucherville

   13 km away

Boucherville is a city in the Montérégie region in Quebec, Canada. It is a suburb of Montreal on the South shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

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18 - Saint-Basile-le-Grand

   20 km away

Saint-Basile-le-Grand is a city located in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada. The population as of the 2011 Canadian Census was 16,736.

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19 - Mont Saint-Bruno

   20 km away

Mont Saint-Bruno is part of the Monteregian Hills in southern Quebec, Canada. Its summit stands 213 m high and lies 23 km east of downtown Montreal. This mountain has a ski resort, a natural area, and an apple orchard.

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20 - Terrebonne

   22 km away

Terrebonne is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in western Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shores of the Rivière des Mille-Îles and of the Rivière des Prairies, North of Montreal and Laval.

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Why should you visit Montreal ?

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How to visit Montreal ?

Why travel there?

Montreal is a vibrant and culturally diverse city that offers a unique blend of history, modernity, and charm. The city is known for its welcoming atmosphere, world-class dining, and stunning architecture. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities, from exploring historic neighborhoods to attending lively festivals and events throughout the year.

How to get there?

Montreal is easily accessible by air, train, or car. The city's main airport, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), offers direct flights to and from major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel by train via VIA Rail, which connects Montreal to other Canadian cities like Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City. If you prefer to drive, Montreal is well-connected to major highways in Canada and the United States.

What to book in advance?

To make the most of your trip to Montreal, consider booking some experiences in advance. Popular attractions like the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Biodome often have timed-entry tickets, so reserving a spot can save you time. If you plan to attend any festivals or events during your stay, book tickets ahead of time to secure your place.

What are the costs?

Montreal is relatively affordable compared to other major cities in North America. Expect to spend around $100-$150 per day on accommodations, meals, and activities. Public transportation is convenient and affordable, with a one-day pass costing around $10. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available if you prefer a more direct mode of transportation.

What are the best things to do?

1. Stroll through Old Montreal and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica
2. Explore the iconic Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood
3. Take in panoramic views from Mount Royal Park
4. Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Biodome
5. Attend one of Montreal's many festivals, such as the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival or the Montreal World Film Festival

Where to eat?

1. Schwartz's Deli: A Montreal institution famous for its smoked meat sandwiches
2. Olive et Gourmando: A cozy café offering fantastic sandwiches, pastries, and coffee
3. Restaurant L'Avenue: A trendy spot serving up delicious brunch and creative cocktails

Where to stay?

1. Hotel Nelligan: A luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Old Montreal
2. Le Petit Hotel: A charming and budget-friendly option in the Old Port area
3. Hotel Le Crystal: A modern and upscale hotel with a central location and stunning city views

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience in Montreal, consider visiting Habitat 67, a unique housing complex designed by architect Moshe Safdie for the 1967 World Exposition. This architectural marvel consists of 354 stacked concrete modules, creating a futuristic and unconventional living space. Although it is a private residential area, guided tours are available, allowing you to explore the history and design of this iconic structure.

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Montreal is a multicultural, young and vibrant city. Its French and Anglo-Saxon heritage make this city a very cosmopolitan crossroads. Quebec's capital city with a dense nightlife, it attracts many young people thanks to its rich cultural activity, its many green spaces, its trendy neighborhoods (Plateau Mont Royal, Mile-end), its historic district of Old Montreal bordered by the Saint Lawrence. A green city, it can be visited on foot or by bicycle thanks to the vast cycling network.

Having a continental climate with high humidity, summer in Montreal is quite warm. Summer is also the time when many festivals take place here such as Jazz Festival in early July, Just for Laughs and Fantasia in mid-July. If you go in this season, it will inevitably be crowded and high service prices. Autumn is perhaps the most suitable season to come to Montreal with its comfortable atmosphere and vibrant colors of leaves, especially the crimson color of maple leaves throughout the hills.

Montreal is full of beautiful architecture with a mix of old and new styles. This makes it a very attractive city. From the lovely colorful houses to the glass skyscrapers that form the iconic Montreal skyline… it all makes for an unforgettable sight as you explore Montreal.

Habitat 67 is a unique architectural block assembled from 354 identical concrete cubes. Located right on the banks of the gentle Saint Lawrence River, apartment 67 is considered a miniature community model in Montreal. With a unique arrangement of shapes in a unique geometric blend, Habitat is considered an architectural highlight and a symbol of Montreal - the city of Paris in the heart of Canada.

Biodome: Known as the "home of life", the Biodome is a collection of four models of the ecological systems of the Americas, home to 750 species of plants and 4,800 species of animals. In the Naturalia area, children can play educational games and interact directly with the animals. And at the fossil exhibition area, you can admire the white whale skeleton up to 10,000 years old.

Notre Dame Basilica: This neo-Gothic masterpiece is one of the most famous landmarks in Montreal. Stepping inside Notre Dame Cathedral, visitors will be amazed by the brilliant and sophisticated interior of the church.

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