Montreal Things to Do

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  • 1. Old Montreal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I visited Canada included in a french group (a decision to practice my fading french), and they looked surprised when I said, in Quebec, that I was feeling like being in France. "Completely...

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  • 2. Downtown

    The central area of Montreal shows a perfect combination between historic and modern buildings. If I had to choose a place to live in North America, I think this would be my first choice. Harmony,...

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  • 3. Mont-Royal

    Overlooking the plane town of Montreal, the hill of Mount Royal (that gave name to the city) is at the same time, the "lungs" and the best sightseeing point of it. Small lakes and statues embellish...

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  • 4. Biodôme

    This was sooo interesting! An actual ecological system with animals that can essentially roam about without cages. You walk through a curtain of heavy rubber strips (so the animals don't get out) and...

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  • 5. Basilica Notre Dame

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Located in the heart of old Montreal, the church is very close to square place d'Armes. The admission fee is 5 CAD$, and it is free for the children under 6 years old. There are generally two guides...

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  • 6. Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    As I was walking along exploring I saw this building with what looked like a Chinese temple on top of it. At first I filed it away and promised myself to go check it out in a bit. Coming closer i...

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  • 7. Botanical Garden - Insectarium

    After walking all the way around the Olympic Stadium, we finally reach the insectarium. If you exit the Pie-IX station instead of going west, go east and it's much easier to find. So, we happen upon...

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  • 8. Olympic Village

    Conceived to be a highlight of Canadian technology this risky construction suffered lots of problems that made its costs to mount until "impossible" levels. Its funny to read what Wikipedia says...

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  • 9. Museum of Fine Arts

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Or in Francais, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, is located in downtown Montréal. There are two buildings one right across the street from the other. The majectic older looking building is currently...

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  • 10. Quartier Latin

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Ecomusee du fier monde commemorates the humble, middle-income people who actually did the heavy lifting in creating Montreal, and all cities. It's not about the rich and famous--they have their...

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  • 11. Casino

    3 out of 5 stars

    Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Must be 18 years or older. A free shuttle is available from various areas of Montreal from 10am until 7pm with hourly departures. There is bus service from the...

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  • 12. Plateau

    4 out of 5 stars

    We stayed far from this quarter, and only crossed it twice by car. Enough to make a decision: next time in Montreal it will have its own day. Traditional architecture, and the mixture of styles and...

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  • 13. La Ronde Amusement Park

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    La Ronde amusement park is a must see attraction in Montreal. You can get there easily by metro (yellow line, longueuil station). The admission fee is 47 canadian $ for adults and 45 canadian $ for...

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  • 14. Jazz Festival

    Wow. Montreal sure is different from NY. And the Jazz festival is one prime example. It is a huge outdoor festival where most of the acts are FREE! Sure, the really big names require tickets, but from...

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  • 15. Oratory

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Or in Francais, L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal. This is an amazing Catholic Shrine. I was very much looking forward to seeing it and it did not disappoint. The observation center in the dome is...

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  • 16. Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At first glance Mary Queen of the World looks very impressive. You have to think it would look much more impressive were it not in the middle of so many skyscrapers in downtown Montreal. It is a...

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  • 17. Just for Laughs Festival

    Probably one of the more prominant festivals during the summer in Montreal. There is SO SO SO much to do. Most of St. Denis is blocked off for pedestrians during mid-July when this festival runs....

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  • 18. St. Joseph Oratory

    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church. You can reach there by bus and...

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  • 19. Atwater Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Walk or bike along the Lachine Canal to get here. Drive if you have to. This was a lovely way to start the day. We bought gorgeous pain du chocolat, a rich latte, fresh strawberries, delicious...

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  • 20. Grand Prix

    Whether you like it or not when the Formula 1 Grand Prix comes to town in June you can't hide from it! Even thou you didn't go see the race, downtown there are numerous activities you can take part...

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  • 21. Lachine Canal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Early French explorers believed that the broad flowing river would eventually lead them to the far east. Hence their name "China" for the treacherous rapids which made the St. Lawrence River...

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  • 22. Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As you walk on you'll notice the hustle and bustle increasing, the laughter and conversations enlivening the streets. For centuries, Montrealers and visitors have gathered here to shop, stroll, and...

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  • 23. Ile Sainte-Hélène

    In the St. Lawrence River is the Ile St. Helene which was the site of the 1967 Montreal World's fair. The Parc Jean Drapeau encompasses the island. One of the highlights is the tour de Levi. Once a...

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  • 24. Biosphere

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Don't confuse this with the Biodome. The Biosphere is located in the geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller to serve as the American Pavilion for Expo '67. A fire destroyed the acrylic skin of...

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  • 25. Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This beautiful old church is located in downtown Montréal. A little out of place but at the same time a reminder of the city's historical past. Located across the street from the Fairmont Queen...

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