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Montreal Attraction Pass
"Pick up your passeport MTL at La Vitrine culturelle and soak up tons of culture history and more by flashing it at the following Montréal attractions. Attractions included: Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Bateau-Mouche (60 minutes cruises) at the Old Port Biodôme – Space for Life Casino de Mon Museum and Historic Site McCord Museum Botanical Garden – Space for Life (including entrance to the Insectarium) Insectarium – Space for Life  (including entrance to Botanical garden) Musée d’art contemporain Montréal Museum of History and Archaeology Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium – Space for Life Stewart Museum Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Tower / Olympic Park Voiles en voiles (two hours of unlimited access"""Experience Montreal's Joie de vivre by visiting it's 23 must-see touristic and cultural attractions within a 72-hour period. This city pass does double duty for visitors: not only does it allow them to save money at major Montreal attractions but it makes getting around the city easier with a built-in chip that gives unlimited access to public transportation
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Montreal Attraction Pass
"Pick up your passeport MTL at La Vitrine culturelle and soak up tons of culture history and more by flashing it at the following Montréal attractions. Attractions included: Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Bateau-Mouche (60 minutes cruises) at the Old Port Biodôme – Space for Life Casino de Mon Museum and Historic Site McCord Museum Botanical Garden – Space for Life (including entrance to the Insectarium) Insectarium – Space for Life  (including entrance to Botanical garden) Musée d’art contemporain Montréal Museum of History and Archaeology Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium – Space for Life Stewart Museum Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Tower / Olympic Park Voiles en voiles (two hours of unlimited access"""Experience Montreal's Joie de vivre by visiting it's 23 must-see touristic and cultural attractions within a 72-hour period. This city pass does double duty for visitors: not only does it allow them to save money at major Montreal attractions but it makes getting around the city easier with a built-in chip that gives unlimited access to public transportation
From CAD109.00
 
Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
"This 4.5-hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters.After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn.Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat.Next enjoy a quick bite of szechuan Dongbei and Hunan food
From CAD83.00

Old Montreal Tips (151)

Place des Armes

Place des Armes is one of the three main squares in the Old City (the other two are the Place d'Youville and the Place Jacques-Cartier). The Place des Armes is quite close to the downtown core and...
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mikey_e
Sep 03, 2009

Place Jacques-Cartier

Place Jacques-Cartier is a delightful square in the centre of Montreal's old city that is lined with cafés and restaurants. The name of this square was made official in 1847, but was used by the...
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mikey_e
Sep 03, 2009

Vieux-Montreal

The first French settlement in what is now Montreal dated from 1605, but considerable attacks from the native Iroquois peoples led to the abandonment of the post until 1642, when Ville-Marie (which...
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mikey_e
Sep 03, 2009

The Harbour

If you look at Montreal on a map, it is probably hard to imagine that the city is, or at least was, a very important port. The city, however, lies right at the narrowing of the St. Laurence River, an...
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mikey_e
Sep 03, 2009

World Trade Centre

World Trade Centre in the Old Montreal is kind of an indoor village. You may stroll around anytime of the year and experience Montreal cafes and restaurants, the shopping mall with its specialty...
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freddie18
May 22, 2009

Roam the streets of Old Montreal

Very easy to find this , just walked down Notre Dame Street to walk into the old city, narrow streets, some cobblestone. Lots of little cafes and little stores, it was very nice to have a walk around....
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Bavavia
Nov 30, 2008

Old Montreal

Some people I talk to say that Old Montreal has a 'european' feel. Perhaps. In any event, it is pleasing and relaxing to aimlessly wander through the old streets and inhale historic Montreal. There...
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jdm267
Aug 22, 2008

Two from the 1800s

Two other significant buildings at Place d’Armes are the Notre Dame Basilica built in 1827, and the New York Life Building, Canada’s first skyscraper and built in 1888.The Notre Dame Basilica lays...
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tiabunna
Jan 24, 2008

Interesting skyscraper

In my pages, I’ve made no secret that modern city centres with endless glass skyscrapers fail to excite me. So, for one of my tips to be tagged as ‘interesting skyscraper’, the subject has to be well...
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tiabunna
Jan 24, 2008

Place d’Armes

One of Montréal’s main squares is the Place d’Armes. When we visited, on a typical mid-week day, this place seemed like “Tourist Central”! The city was founded by Paul de Chomeday, sieur de...
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tiabunna
Jan 24, 2008

Place Royale

This remarkably uninspiring plaza in front of the old Customs House now occupies the spot where the first settlement in what is now Montréal, named Ville Marie, was built in 1642. In those days, the...
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tiabunna
Jan 23, 2008

Old Montréal / Vieux Ville

It is indeed very pleasant to stroll through the old part of Montréal just soaking up the ambience. The main photo shows part of Pl Jacques Cartier: up the hill to the left of the photo is the column...
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tiabunna
Jan 22, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Old Montreal

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Downtown

Great place to skate without the freezing weather! Ice-skating downtown year-round! The Atrium le 1000 ice rink is located in the tallest building in downtown Montreal, the "1000" building. It has a...
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Toi, Moi & Cafe

Toi, Moi & Café is a great place to find a variety of fair-trade coffee, fantastic breakfast plates, mid-day lunches and dinners too. The cozy atmosphere mixed with the wooden décor brings a...
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City Hall

The five-story Montreal City Hall, in French the Hôtel de Ville de Montréal is the work of architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, and was built between 1872 and 1878 in the...
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

This is the heart of French-speaking Catholicism in Montreal. The church facing the Place d’Armes dates to 1672 and served as the first cathedral of the Diocese of Montreal 1821-1822. Too small, the...
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Centaur Theatre

Located in the beautiful Old Stock Exchange building in Old Montreal, the Centaur Theatre is part of this city's cultural heritage. It's a great venue to catch some of the best new talent on the stage...
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Chinatown

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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Getting to Old Montreal

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Old Montreal, Montreal, QC

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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