Top 8 Things to Do in Montreal

Montreal is a modern city with a rich history. Museums, art galleries and world class shopping are just some of the activities that make this an exciting destination for the visitor.
The Old Port

The Old Port

This historical part of town, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is now a recreational area, perfect for a scenic walk, bike ride or boat tours. While you’re there remember to check out the historical White Clock Tower, built in 1922 to honour sailors who died in WWI.
Montreal Science Centre

Montreal Science Centre

Packed with fun, interactive exhibits and fascinating displays, the science centre is fun for all the family. Mission Gaia is a permanent exhibit which explores solutions to environmental or social disasters.
Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica

This fabulously ornate church is both architecture and art. A sound and light show held during summer months from Tuesday to Saturday evenings complements the carved wood, gilded sculptures, paintings and stained glass, which adorn the cathedral.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

A must-see for the art lover. This huge collection includes pieces from European masters such as Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet; as well as a substantial collection of Canadian art. Highlights include works by Jean-Baptiste, Roy-Audy and Paul Kane, landscapes by the Group of Seven, abstractions by Jean-Paul Riopelle and Inuit and aboriginal artifacts.
Vieux Montreal

Vieux Montreal

Old Montreal is the historical part of town, where winding streets are filled with picturesque old buildings and churches, charming shops and even a museum. Situated on the waterfront, this well-preserved old town is a great place to take a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Space for Life

Space for Life

Combining a bio-dome, planetarium, insectarium, and botanical gardens, Space for Life is a celebration of nature and science. Featuring four faithfully recreated ecosystems, 250,000 insect specimens and over 20,000 species of plants, Space for Life provides a stunning and unique experience. 
Underground city

Underground city

In a city which is used to freezing winter temperatures, the underground city provides a great way to escape the cold. This network of train stations, restaurants and department stores is all connected via an astonishing 33 kilometres of underground tunnels.
Just for Laughs Festival

Just for Laughs Festival

Every year the festival hosts about 1,700 artists from 19 different countries, and the city comes alive with street art, theatre performances, stand-up comedy and more.