Things to Do in Montreal

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Things to Do in Montreal


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Top Attractions in Montreal

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Scenic urban park with a variety of trails for hiking and winter sports, panoramic city views, and lush seasonal foliage. Features an ice rink and tranquil Beaver Lake.
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Bustling farmer's market showcasing local produce, meats, and artisanal baked goods. Enjoy the vibrant array of fruits, vegetables, and Quebecois specialties amid a relaxed neighborhood vibe.
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Interactive archaeology and history museum featuring immersive exhibits, including an engaging light show, multimedia presentations, and a preserved archaeological site.
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Historic riverside promenade in Old Montreal with leisurely walks, boat tours, a Ferris wheel, and a vibrant boardwalk for scenic relaxation.
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Historic cobblestone thoroughfare lined with shops, eateries, and galleries, featuring a quaint old-world ambiance and peaceful vibe perfect for a leisurely exploration.
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Elegant cathedral featuring historical Quebec paintings, grand interior, and serene ambiance. Central to scenic areas, ideal for peaceful reflection and cultural appreciation.
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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.




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What travelers are saying

  • Chuck S
    Erie, PA298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful and well-maintained church. Great artwork and the plaques throughout the building were helpful in understanding the history and story of the art and the church building. A MUST SEE in Montreal!
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • Davida F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thom quickly made a group of strangers from around the world. He seemed very knowledgeable about the history of Montréal, encouraged and responded to questions, and made a complex story eminently digestible. This tour was a highlight of our week in Montréal. I would highly recommend.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on our last day and really enjoyed walking through to the vista overlooking the city. Very busy park on a nice spring day.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • moremanoi
    Montreal188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a local who visits the gardens a few times a week all year round.

    Currently (April 2024 the day before the eclipse) the greenhouses are closed to investigate the structure following a broken window which occurred in January. No reopening date has been shared.

    The outdoor gardens are open but not at their peak for another few weeks.
    I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews. Folks, the gardens are outdoors in Montreal. As I write this in April there is snow on the ground. We get our first frost in early October. If you'd like to see greenery and flowers and fish outdoors you need to plan... peak time is late May to mid September.

    Personally, l've never had a disappointing visit no matter how many times l go, but l really miss the greenhouses right now!

    Edit:
    If you love birds and flowering trees, don’t leave town. Pick up a copy of Birds of Canada 2nd ed by Montreal’s Dr David M. Bird and head to the gardens late April through May. I see dozens of species every day, more than anywhere else in Quebec. Today: mallard, wood duck, kestral, robin, Canada goose, red winged blackbird, woodpeckers (2), cardinal etc etc. Head to the centre of the gardens in the morning with or without binoculars.

    If you love Fall, go in October.

    Also, the photos of the large sculptures are from a special travelling exhibit from years ago. I think it was called Mosaics. They are no longer there.
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Wilma A
    Northern California, CA65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am glad i was able to see this place. It's amazingly beautiful and a great experience. Facing the building entrance view, left side of the church is the "Station of the Cross Garden".” the balcony leading from the main church entrance is quite a beautiful view on Montreal. Also, has a historical museum of Brother Adrea Bessett and the St Joseph Oratory.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,587 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well-curated, easily managed museum with a wide range of art styles and periods. Especially interesting collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, modernism and Inuit art. The collection is in four adjacent buildings, definitely a full day if you want the full experience. Very easy to wayfind through the different spaces. Easy to make choices about the various styles if you want to experience just one of the collections or if you want to go to a special exhibit.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the more tourist of the two major markets in Montreal. Its not in the centre but easy to reach on the underground . Good selection of fruit and veg stalls and a mixture of other stalls. We went to a very good coffee stall in the inside market.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Penelope V.
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kids loved it. Not a big place so it doesn’t take long to get through. Needed something to do to fill in some time between events and this was perfect.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Lin N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had only 1.5 hours so we had to prioritize. The display downstairs is not to be missed. Respectful, informative, and moving history of Montreal.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Harri653
    Andover, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free Walking Tour, Montreal - Darren was our tour guide - he was really knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting. We managed to see quite a few points of interest and each one had history. I can recommend this tour - you will learn so much!
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,465 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is probably the prettiest street in old Montreal. Granted it is touristy but it is still very atmospheric and just reminds you of walking round a major European city.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,465 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very large catholic cathedral in the city centre. It contains many beautiful windows. the ceiling is a work of art. The sculptures on the front of the cathedral are very impressive. Very calm place to walk round especially when the choir was in singing.
    Written May 14, 2024
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