Must-see attractions in Montréal

  • October 18, 2017: Visitors seated on the grass around a lake in Mont Royal Park during autumn.

    Parc du Mont-Royal


    The charming, leafy expanse of Parc du Mont-Royal is charged for a wide range of outdoor activities. The wooded slopes and grassy meadows have stunning…

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 18 May 2017: Sherbrooke Street West with the Facade of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
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    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal


    Montréal’s Museum of Fine Arts is an accessible and beautifully updated oasis of art housed in architecturally striking buildings. A visit here is a must…

  • Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal, Canada).

    Basilique Notre-Dame

    Old Montréal

    Montréal's famous landmark, Notre Dame Basilica, is a 19th-century Gothic Revival masterpiece with spectacular craftsmanship – a visually pleasing, if…

  • May 28, 2017: St Joseph's Oratory on Mont Royal with a woman praying on steps.

    Oratoire St-Joseph


    The stunning Oratoire St-Joseph church built on the flanks of Mont-Royal commands grand views of the the Côte-des-Neiges area and northwest Montréal. The…

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    Jardin Botanique


    Montréal’s Jardin Botanique is the third-largest botanical garden in the world, after London’s Kew Gardens and Berlin’s Botanischer Garten.

  • Montreal, Canada. July 31, 2019 . Exterior of the basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec. Sunny day.

    Place d'Armes

    Old Montréal

    This open square is framed by some of the finest buildings in Old Montréal, including its oldest bank, first skyscraper and Basilique Notre-Dame. The…

  • The Old Port of Montreal on a sunny day.
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    Old Port

    Old Montréal

    Montréal's Old Port has morphed into a park and fun zone paralleling the mighty St Lawrence River for 2.5km and punctuated by four grand quais (quays)…

  • Lachine, Montrel, Canada. July 2021. Man kayaking in the Lachine canal water scenic view of environmental friendly suburbia rich in green trees
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    Canal de Lachine


    A perfect marriage of urban infrastructure and green civic planning: a 14km-long cycling and pedestrian pathway, with picnic areas and outdoor spaces…

  • September 29, 2018: Inside the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal.
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    Marché Jean-Talon


    The pride of Little Italy, this huge covered market is Montréal’s most diverse. Many chefs buy ingredients for their menus here or in the specialty food…

  • La Fontaine Park in Montréal was the perfect place to take a break after a few long days of cycling.

    Parc La Fontaine


    At 34 hectares, this great verdant municipal park is the city’s third largest, after Parc du Mont-Royal and Parc Maisonneuve. In the warmer months weary…

  • Marché Atwater


    Just off the Canal de Lachine, this fantastic market has a mouthwatering assortment of fresh produce from local farms (some promoting sustainability),…

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Montreal, QC/Canada - 6/26/2020: a combination of old and modern architecture at the same scene, the historical building of McCord museum with a background of a modern building of McGill University.

    Musée McCord


    With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents…

  • Montreal: People walking on Saint Denis street in Montreal's Plateau Mont Royal in Quebec region
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    Rue St-Denis


    The backbone of Montréal’s francophone shopping district, Rue St-Denis is lined with hat and garment shops, uberhip record stores and terrace cafes…

  • Golden monkey in the Montreal Biodome



    At this captivating exhibit you can amble through a rainforest, explore Antarctic islands, view rolling woodlands, take in aquatic life in the Gulf of St…

  • The Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel in Montreal, Canada; Shutterstock ID 655613473; GL: 65050; netsuite: 65050; full: Poi; name: Lenczycki
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    Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

    Old Montréal

    Known as the Sailors’ Church, this enchanting chapel derives its name from the sailors who left behind votive lamps in the shapes of ships in thanksgiving…

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    La Ronde


    Québec’s largest amusement park, La Ronde has a battery of impressive rides, including Le Monstre, the world’s highest double wooden roller coaster, and…

  • Centre Canadien d'Architecture


    A must for architecture fans, this center is equal parts museum and research institute. The building incorporates Shaughnessy House, a 19th-century gray…

  • Maison St-Gabriel


    This magnificent farmhouse in Pointe St-Charles is one of the finest examples of traditional Québec architecture. The house was bought in 1668 by…

  • Boulevard St-Laurent


    A dividing line between the city’s east and west, Blvd St-Laurent (previously ‘the Main’) has always been a focus of action, a gathering place for people…

  • Église St-Pierre-Apôtre


    Located in the Village, this neoclassical church from 1853 has a number of fine decorations – flying buttresses, stained glass, statues in Italian marble …

  • Écomusée du Fier Monde in Montreal, Canada

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    Écomusée du Fier Monde


    This striking ex-bathhouse explores the history of Centre-Sud, an industrial district in Montréal until the 1950s and now part of the Village. The museum…

  • Place des Arts


    Montréal’s performing-arts center is the nexus for artistic and cultural events. Several renowned musical companies call Place des Arts home, including…

  • Habitat 67


    The artificial peninsula Cité-du-Havre was created to protect the port from vicious currents and ice. Here, in 1967, architect Moshe Safdie designed a set…

  • Belvédère Kondiaronk lookout


    There are excellent views of downtown from this wide semicircular vantage point fronting the Chalet du Mont-Royal. To the left you can even make out the…

  • Avenue du Mont-Royal


    Old-fashioned five-and-dime stores rub shoulders with a wide array of trendy cafes and fashion boutiques on Ave du Mont-Royal. The nightlife here has…

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada - August 30 2021 : Aerial view of Montreal Biosphere in summer sunny day. Jean-Drapeau park, Saint Helens Island.; Shutterstock ID 2057296256; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Île Ste-Hélène


    This island in the St Lawrence River still bears interesting traces of its use as a World War II prison camp, a fort and a 1967 World's Fair. Today you…

  • skyline view at twilight from the lookout atop Mt. Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Chalet du Mont-Royal


    Constructed in 1932, this grand old white villa, complete with bay windows, contains canvases that depict scenes of Montréal history. You’ll also see…

  • Château Ramezay

    Old Montréal

    A home of French governors in the early 18th century, this mansion is one of the finest examples from the ancien régime. It was built for the 11th…

  • Montreal City Hall (Hotel de Ville), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Hôtel de Ville

    Old Montréal

    Montréal’s handsome City Hall was built between 1872 and 1878, then rebuilt after a fire in 1926. Its rigid square-based dome and nod to the baroque makes…

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    Musée d'Art Contemporain


    This showcase of modern Canadian and international art has eight galleries divided between past greats (since 1939) and exciting current developments. A…

  • Jardin Botanique



    The Insectarium houses an intriguing collection of creepy crawlies. Reopening in early 2021 after two years of remodeling, most of its 250,000 specimens…

  • Sculpture L'Homme in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

    Parc Jean-Drapeau


    Occupying the site of the hugely successful 1967 World's Fair, Parc Jean-Drapeau consists of two islands surrounded by the St Lawrence River: Île Ste…

  • Île Ste-Hélène


    Created from 15 million tons of earth and rock excavated when the metro was built, Île Notre-Dame is laced with canals and pretty garden walkways. The…

  • Morgan Arboretum


    This 245-hectare forest reserve holds Montréal’s largest grouping of native Canadian trees – fragrant junipers, cedars and yews – but also exotic species…

  • Parc Nature du Cap-St-Jacques


    Located about 35km west of the city, Cap-St-Jacques is arguably the most diverse of Montréal’s nature parks, with a huge beach, more than 40km of trails…

  • TOHU


    Montréal’s circus mecca resides in the working-class St-Michel district, and is a great place to see a show. This innovative complex (from the French…

  • Chinatown

    Old Montréal

    Although this neighborhood, perfectly packed into a few easily navigable streets, has no sites per se, it's a nice area for lunch or for shopping for…

  • Place Jacques-Cartier

    Old Montréal

    The liveliest spot in Old Montréal, this gently inclined square hums with performance artists, street musicians and the animated chatter from terrace…

  • Fonderie Darling

    Old Montréal

    Tucked away in a little-visited corner of Old Montréal, the Darling Foundry hosts avant-garde, often large-scale exhibitions and installations in its two…

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