Old Port of Montreal
Old Port of Montreal
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas • Biking Trails
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Old Port of Montreal is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the country with more than 50 activities and 6 millions visitors every year!
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 10 min walk
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Restaurants
3,098 within 3 miles
Attractions
470 within 6 miles
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4.5
2,850 reviews
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1,416
Very good
1,014
Average
336
Poor
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Terrible
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VacaCouple2014
New York City, NY608 contributions
The walking promenade takes you down to the riverfront where they have lots of things to do and see. We tried the Ferris Wheel and it gives you a great view of the river and the city. They have a Zip line, Pirate Ship, Playground, Paddle boats to name a few. Lots of great restaurants here also.
Written August 26, 2022
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TEW49ers
San Francisco, CA122 contributions
We could walk here from our Old Montreal hotel. We caught the St. Lawrence river cruise here. In doing so, we encountered food trucks for lunch, and my young son had a blast at the ropes course/inflatables for children. We walked by the science museum and walked up some stairs to view the Saturday night fireworks from a comfortable location. We regret not having more time to rent bikes.
Written July 15, 2022
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Robert W
Widnes, UK30 contributions
Family
Worth a visit, the Old port is by the riverside as the name suggests. There are many things to do for young and old from a zip line, ferris wheel, plenty of stalls and places to eat. All within about a 2 mile radius. It’s not cheap by any stretch, a family on the ferris wheel will spend around £80, same for the zip wire. There are plenty of places to eat but again it’s pricey. Lots of tourist shops that are quite helpful.
Written September 18, 2022
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Bernice C
Oromocto, Canada16 contributions
Family
When researching online, the Montreal Old Port looked like a very fun place to visit only when you were there in person, it’s quite a different story. Vendors along the walkway all need a revamp as they sold hats, sunglasses, some beyond-cheap accessories and stuff that people won’t even bother look at these days. The water in the paddle-boat pond is so gross you won’t want to go near. You can’t even stand by the railings and watch as every garbage can was swarmed with wasps and you had to keep walking. Zip line only looked cool but it was a very short ride so it’s quite lame. The Ferris wheel was $28 a ride which to me is more than it’s worth as it’s not a tall structure at all compared to many other Ferris wheels. The long boardwalk overlooking the river is the only place that’s clean and where you can sit, relax and enjoy the river view. We thought we could spend a few hours here, turned out it only took less than an hour. Old Port can use a lot of upgrades if they want to attract more tourists to stay and spend money. Basic public cleanliness is the first place to start.
Written September 1, 2022
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Francis T
Montreal, Canada247 contributions
Friends
The Old Port of Montreal is… a weird place to review. You can consider the Old Port in two parts. The streets with the stores and restaurants, and then the port itself, which is now just a shell of itself.

If you walk in the area of the streets leading to the old port, you will be welcome with a beauty of history. There is a lot of souvenir shops, and great restaurants. The surroundings are just stunning. The streets might be dirty, but it is overshadowed by the history.

Then, on the other side of the track (which is still working by the way), there is the old port. The place has now become a tourist attraction/trap, but with unfinished work. There is so much blank spaces of places that were torn down over the years, and that nothing went up to replace it, that it almost looks abandoned. Oh but on one side, you have a bunch of food trucks, an expensive ferris wheel, and a huge climbing playground for kids and teens. You also have this beach, where you do not have access to water. And you gave this gorgeous area where you could actually sit and put your feet in the water, but you will be surrounded by 50 wild geese.

So if you go to the Old Port, walk around, enjoy the historical visuals. If you have kids, avoid the Old Port part. There is nothing to see there and it will cost you an arm and a leg as the kids will want to try/eat everything.
Written August 8, 2021
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ryanprint
Madison, WI178 contributions
This is the major tourist area of downtown Montreal on the water. There were some interesting shops and a variety of things for families to do, but not much else. This is the area where Cirque de Soleil is , so if you're planning on seeing that show, wondering around here is something to do.
Written August 20, 2022
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Adriana S
Saint-Lambert, Canada3 contributions
I am very disappointed to receive a verbal aggression in Downtown Montreal. We were tourists and after that I do not feel safe in Montreal anymore. It is not a friendly city and the aggression has no explanation or justification, specially if the aggression is from a crazy lady, who yelled at my baby (20 months old). It is not a friendly city.
Written July 26, 2021
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Azza H
New York City, NY12 contributions
One of my favorite neighborhoods in Montreal! Love the architecture and the charm of the quiet cobblestone streets. Boutiques, art galleries, trendy cafes and restaurants definitely add a fun vibe to this area. Suitable for all ages!
Written August 7, 2021
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MaiTai
Montreal, Canada1,774 contributions
Family
What is there not to like about this place. Favorite place to visit several times a year. Definitely family friendly And Covid safe. Lots of outdoor spaces to explore. masks outdoors not required in this area at time of visit but felt safe.
Written January 10, 2021
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ansgrover
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Family
Our two young kids LOVED it here (ages 7 and 10). There is so much going on and the views are lovely. The kids particularly enjoyed the Zipline and the Ferris wheel. We saw a lot of families using the pedal bikes which also looks like great family fun! Expect it to be crowded here, especially on the weekend.
Written September 7, 2020
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