Must see attractions in Montréal

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    Mariners' House

    Part of the Pointe-à-CallièreCité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal, the Mariners' House hosts a simulated archaeological dig (great for kids) and…

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    Cours Le Royer

    Montréal’s first hospital was founded on this narrow lane by Jeanne Mance in 1644. Later a huge commercial complex was built here, leaving several…

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    Ave de Monkland

    Since the early noughties, Ave de Monkland in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce has been transformed, with coffee bars, restaurants and condominiums springing up like…

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    St Jax

    Built in 1864 on a sports field for the British military, this Anglican church used to be called St Crickets in the Fields for the matches that unfolded…

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    Parisian Laundry

    A former industrial laundry turned monster (15,000-sq-ft) gallery, this space is worth a trip for the old building itself even if you’re not a fan of…

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    Moulin Fleming

    This restored five-story windmill was built for a Scottish merchant in 1816, and a multimedia exhibit inside covers its two centuries of history. It’s a…

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    Musée des Sœurs-Grises

    Dedicated to St Marguerite d’Youville, founder of the community of the Sisters of Charity, better known as the Grey Nuns, this museum has a small but…

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    Reid Wilson House

    This is one of Montréal’s finest old mansions, built in 1902 with an old coach house out back and an attached conservatory – rare features among the…

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    Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

    Now hidden among the university buildings, this Romanesque gem was built by the Sulpicians in 1876 to cement their influence in Montréal. The chapel was…

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    Tour de l’Horloge

    At the eastern edge of the historic port stands the 45m-high white Clock Tower. This precise clock, a replica of Big Ben in London, commemorates all of…

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    Le Pavillon

    Overlooking Beaver Lake, Le Pavillon is the place to go to rent ice skates and sleds in winter. Refreshments and sandwiches are sold at a snack bar; there…

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    Parc St-Viateur

    Just off Rue Bernard a small pedestrian lane leads to this small but handsomely landscaped neighborhood park. It has a bridge over a narrow circular…

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    Galerie Blanc

    Sun, snow and lack of sobriety are no barrier at this free open-air art gallery smack in the middle of the Village's bar street. The often-abstract works…

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    Molson Bank Building

    The Molson beer-brewing dynasty had its own bank, but the Molson Bank Building looks more like a royal residence; heads of founder William and his two…

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    This huge sculpture was created by famed artist Alexander Calder for Expo '67.

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    Fondation Phi

    Opened in 2007, this excellent contemporary-art gallery in a heritage building features mind-bending works by artists such as Valérie Belin, Ryoji Ikeda…

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    Old Customs House

    The former customs house was built in 1836 and lies on a historic stretch of Old Montréal.