Attractions

Top Choice Area in Quartier Latin & the Village

Rue St-Denis

The backbone of Montréal’s Francophone shopping district, Rue St-Denis is lined with hat and garment shops, uber-hip record stores and terrace cafes designed to keep people from getting any work done. Summer crowds …
Top Choice Park in Old Montréal

Vieux-Port de 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. Locals and visitors alike come here for strolling, cycling and in-line …
Top Choice Church in Old Montréal

Basilique Notre-Dame

Montréal's famous landmark, Notre-Dame Basilica, is a visually pleasing if slightly gaudy symphony of carved wood, paintings, gilded sculptures and stained-glass windows. Built in 1829 on the site of an older and sm…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

A must for art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts has amassed several millennia worth of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings and photographs. European heavyweights include Rembrandt, Pica…
Top Choice Church in Montréal

Oratoire St-Joseph

The gigantic oratory honors St Joseph, Canada’s patron saint. The largest shrine ever built in honor of Jesus’ father, this Renaissance-style building was completed in 1960 and commands fine views of the northern sl…
Market in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

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 shops nearby. Three long covered aisles are packed with mercha…
Square in Old Montréal

Place Jacques-Cartier

The liveliest spot in Old Montréal, this gently inclined square hums with performance artists, street musicians and the animated chatter from terrace restaurants linings its borders. A public market was set up here …
Market in Downtown

Marché Atwater

Just off the Canal de Lachine, this fantastic market has a mouthwatering assortment of fresh produce from local farms, excellent wines, crusty breads, fine cheeses and other delectable fare. The market’s specialty s…
Museum in Old Montréal

Musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire Pointe-à-Callière

One of Montréal's most fascinating sites, this museum takes visitors on a historical journey through the centuries, beginning with the early days of Montréal. Visitors should start with Yours Truly, Montréal, an 18-…
Canal in Southwest & Outer Montréal

Canal de Lachine

The Lachine Canal was built in 1825 as a means of bypassing the treacherous Lachine Rapids on the St Lawrence River. Today, it's a perfect marriage of urban infrastructure and green civic planing: a 14km-long cyclin…