Montreal

Home of hockey, smoked meat and Cirque Du Soleil – listen out for the language of love and you’ll know you’re in Montreal!

Brush up on your French – a little goes a long way in this spirited city. Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, with it’s European flair and sophistication, quaint cobbled streets and never ending list of attractions, you’ll easily find an excuse just to stay a little longer!

 

Montreal Moments

Montreal moments! Whether you’re here for the Biggest Jazz Festival or Fireworks Festival in the world or just to explore with friends, make sure you capture that moment!

 

Food in Montreal is a daily celebration and the quality is really a cut above the rest! With more restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America, aside from New York, you could just eat your way around the city! Getting down to basics though, you would be a fool not to try an incredible Montreal smoked meat sandwich! (Vegetarians and vegans excepted).

 

Notre Dame

The Notre-Dame Basilica is stunningly dramatic from the outside but to really appreciate this iconic church you have to venture inside. Its ceiling is coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is a polychrome of blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. Unusually for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls do not depict biblical scenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal.

 

If you want to save your feet for hiking in the wilderness, then exploring Montreal by bike is an excellent option! Montreal has hundreds of kms of bike lanes, paths and trails, and don’t worry about not having your own bike with you. Montreal’s shared BIXI bike program has more than 5000 bikes at over 300 locations, so you can pick them up and drop them off whenever and wherever you are for a small charge!

 

Just for laughs

The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival comes to Montreal each summer and they take comedy seriously! Catch your favourite comedian in a show and don’t trust everything you see – Moose groups have been pranked on the streets for the hidden camera reality show in the past!

 

Montreal is the home of the professional ice hockey team the Montreal Canadiens. If you’re a hockey fan (if you’re not, don’t tell the locals) it may interest you to know that the very first indoor hockey game was played in Montreal in 1875, the game took place on the Victoria Skating Rink and was played with a wooden puck! Of course, no good old Canadian hockey game would be complete without a fight and they didn’t fail to disappoint!

 

Montreal at night

The best views of Montreal can be found from Mont Royal Park. Make sure to go to the lookout and take a few snaps of this amazing city. Day or night!

 

 HIGHLIGHTS FOR VISITING MONTREAL 

  • Visit the district of Old Montreal and take a look inside the Notre Dame Basilica
  • Rent a BIXI bike and explore the city
  • Spend some time at the Montreal Biodome – Formerly the velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games!
  • Walk through Mont Royal Park for the best views of the city
  • Take part in one of Montreal’s many, many festivals
  • Try typical French Canadian food, Montreal smoked meat or poutine!
  • Check out one of Montreal’s many museums

 

biodome montreal

Originally a velodrome built for the 1976 Olympic Games, this unique building has been converted into Montreal’s biodome. There are 4 vast ecosystems to explore with wildlife and plant species galore – a great way to spend a few hours!

 


Tours that visit Montreal