30 Things to do in Montreal | Top Attractions Travel Guide

30 Things to do in Montreal | Top Attractions Travel Guide

When visiting Montreal consider the following top 35 things to do in Montreal as a travel video guide for all of the best attractions in the city. There is no other city in Canada or the United States of America that can compare with Montreal in terms of its diversity and European flare. As a city of festivals (during the winter, fall, spring and summer) you’re left with an inexhaustible amount of things to see and do in the city during all four seasons.

Compared to other Canadian cities, Montreal offers world class arts, dining, architecture, entertainment, arts and festivals showcasing the best of Canadian culture and Canadian food. Eating poutine, watching a Montreal Canadiens hockey game for fun and taking in a mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil were the highlights of our visit. If you only have time to one destination in Canada let it be Montréal, Québec:

30 Things to do in Montreal | Top Attractions Travel Guide

1) Visit the Museum of Fine Arts – Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
2) Hike up Mount Royal Park – Mont Royal
3) Check out Le Plateau Neighborliness – Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
4) Tam Tams drumming on Sundays in Mount Royal Park – Les Tam-Tams du Mont Royal
5) Wander around the campus area of McGill University – l’Université McGill
6) Eat poutine – cantines or casse-croûtes
7) Visit the historic area of Old Montreal – Vieux-Montréal
8) Lookout point from Mount Royal Park – Parc du Mont-Royal
9) Go shopping at Bonsecours Market – Marché Bonsecours
10) Habitat 67 – Expo 67
11) Check out the many summer and winter festivals in Montreal including the Highlands games, Rogers cup, Tango events and Blues festival.
12) Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal – Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
13) Visit the Montreal Biodome – Biodôme de Montréal
14) Montreal’s Olympic Stadium ‘The Big O’ – Stade Olympique de Montréal
15) Montreal Botanical Garden – Jardin botanique de Montréal
16) Watch a Habs game the Montreal Canadiens – Les Canadiens de Montréal
17) Eat Montreal smoked meat at Schwartz’s – viande fumée
18) Notre-Dame Cathedral – Notre-Dame Basilica
19) Cirque du Soleil ‘Circus of the sun’
20) Montreal street art and graffiti
21) Go shopping and people watching along Saint Catherine Street – Rue Sainte-Catherine
22) Go shopping or warm up under Montreal’s Underground City – RÉSO or La Ville Souterraine
23) Relax, exercise or have a picnic at La Fontaine Park – Parc La Fontaine)
24) Montreal’s Gay Village – Le Village gai
25) Eat Montreal bagels at St-Viateur Bagel – petit pain
26) Ride a bicycle around the city
27) Visit Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
28) Visit the Old Port of Montreal – Vieux-Port de Montréal
29) Take the Metro around Montreal – Métro de Montréal
30) In-line skate or bicycle around Lachine Canal – Canal de Lachine

30 Things to do in Montreal

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Head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a look at some of the free current exhibitions. We’re here at Park Mount Royal to walk around and head to the lookout point for amazing city views. We chose to stay in the neighborhood of Le Plateau-Mont Royal. On Sunday afternoons you’ll find a huge drumming circle on the east end of Mount Royal called Tam Tams. McGill University is one of the most prestigious universities in all of Canada. Poutine, a French Canadian dish, it is basically french fries with gravy and cheese curds on top. For a taste of French charm, wander down the cobbled streets of Old Montreal. Tonight we’re at the Cirque du Soleil for a circus performance. The biodome is a popular attraction for families with children. Olympic Stadium is the former home of the Montreal Expos. The botanical gardens are home to beautiful gardens. Bell Center is home to the Montreal Canadiens, one of the most celebrated NHL franchises. There is no better place ot eat smoked meat in Montreal than Schwartz. The Notre Dame Basilica is located in the historic district of Old Montreal. If you enjoy checking out graffiti around Saint Catherine street which is also a shopping district. Eat St. Viateur bagels, which are really famous here in Montreal. A great way to get around the city is by Bixi bike. Montreal’s Old Port is worth a wander. This video features songs available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license.


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