A Ride in the Calèche

Horse-drawn carriages are one of the most popular (and romantic – assuming Silver didn’t go overboard on the morning oats) ways to see downtown. Calèche drivers pony up in front of Pl d’Armes and next to Pl Jacques-Cartier by the Old Port. You can even sometimes score sleigh rides through Parc du Mont-Royal once the winter weather arrives. Drivers have a fair bit of knowledge about the old quarters and will happily rattle off some history along the way. A half-hour ride is $48, one hour is $80.