What to do in Montreal?

Montreal has an enviable tourist offer, which makes it a travel destination par excellence. It is the most important French-speaking metropolis in all North America.

From traveler to traveler, we tell you the main tourist attractions, so you can plan your trip with all the things to do in Montreal and not to miss any of its milestones.

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Main places to visit in Montreal

Basilica of Notre Dame

The Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal is a true religious artwork of the neo-Gothic architecture, inspired by the Sainte Chapelle de Paris. It is famous for being the church where Celine Dion got married and where the funeral of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, took place.

The Montreal Tower

The Tower of Montreal is the most representative monument of the city. It is the tallest inclined building in the world with 165 meters height and an angle of 45 degrees of inclination.

Seeing it is a spectacle. During the day or at night, its magnificence has been captured by the cameras of many people around the world who have visited it.

Vieux Port or Old Port

The Vieux Port played a fundamental role in the development of Montreal and today is the most visited historical and tourist site in the city receiving more than 6 million tourists every year.

Walk, ride a bike, run, relax, discover, have fun; all this and more you can do in the Vieux Port of Montreal.

The Tour de l’Horloge

The clock tower or Tower Clock is a building from 1922 that pinpoints the entrance to the Vieux Port of Montreal. It is 45 meters high and was created by engineer Paul Leclaire to commemorate Canadian sailors who died in the First World War.

It’s a really photographic outing with the Jacques Cartier Bridge in the background.

The Big Roue of Montreal

Discover the 360-degree experience in the most touristy area within the Grande Roue of Montreal.

In this tour, you will see several landmarks in the city while enjoying their top-notch amenities. Relax and experience being in the sky in any season of the year.

Mont Royal Park

This is a beautiful mountain. Located right in the center of Montreal, you will find The Mont Royal Park where you can visit the Mont Royal Chalet, its viewpoint with the best sights of the city or go to the Lake of Beavers, a peaceful place to have a picnic in summer, and a beautiful ice skating rink in winter.

Casino of Montreal

The Casino de Montreal is the largest in Canada and it is renowned to be among the largest casinos in the world, with about 12 thousand visitors every year.

You will also find a set of buildings with great history and architectural importance, formerly the pavilions of France and Quebec in the famous universal exhibition of the year 1967.

Canal Lachine

Formerly used by boats to avoid the Lachine rapids, today the Lachine Canal has become a favorite place for tourists because of its beautiful bicycle and pedestrian track.

It’s the ideal place to have a picnic on a sunny day.

Oratoire Saint Joseph

The buildings of the Saint Joseph Oratory are a mixture of different types of architecture that make it a must-see not only for the faithful and pilgrims but also for all the tourists who travel to Montreal.

Inside the Oratory, you will find a boutique, a cafeteria and even a hotel for pilgrims.

Habitat 67

This is one of the most recognized and striking residential and architectural artworks worldwide. Its shape and history have made Habitat 67 an icon of Montreal.

Its apparent disorder will not leave you indifferent when you see it, and we are sure that spectacular photographs will remain in your memory.

Hôtel de Ville

The Hôtel de Ville de Montreal is an official historical site of Canada located in the historic city center. Visit the external square Included.

Known in Spanish as “El ayuntamiento”, the hôtel de Ville is currently the space dedicated to the functioning of the City Hall of Montreal.

Grande Bibliothèque Montreal

The large library of Montreal is a modern building opened in 2005 where there is a collection of more than 4 million documents, mainly in French. This is such a quiet and warm place in the heart of Montreal that is worth visiting.

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Jean Drapeau Park

The Sainte Helene and Notre Dame islands make up the Jean Drapeau Park where you will find several attractions such as the Biosphere, the Aquatic Complex and the circuit where the F1 Canada Grand Prix is held.

This park is also the home of important music festivals such as Osheaga.