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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 d'Armes

Although the guidebooks rave over Place Jacques-Cartier, my favorite square in Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) was the Place d'Armes which was surrounded by interesting architecture, the Maisonneuve...
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Dabs
Jul 16, 2006

Vieux Montreal

Vieux (Old) Montreal is probably the best place to start your visit to Montreal, it's here that the history of the city starts back in 1642 when the French pioneers led by Maisonneuve landed in...
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Dabs
Aug 22, 2006

Boat Ride on the St Lawrence River

Here's a great way for new visitors to see and learn about Montreal. With 45-minute tours of the harbor and 90-minute tours of the Lachine Canal, in both French and English, this is one of the more...
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Tom_Fields
Oct 08, 2009

City Hall / Hôtel de Ville

You just have to be impressed by the Montréal City Hall, with its green copper roofs and soaring chimneys. It certainly wouldn’t be out of place in France, and looks as if it dates from the time of...
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tiabunna
Jan 21, 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

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

Old City Walls

Living in Montréal was not without risk in the early days: there were constant worries about attacks by the Indians or the English. Not surprisingly, the French settlers followed the European...
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tiabunna
Jan 15, 2008

The Old Port

The Old Port is another wonderful place to just stroll about. The piers offer boat tours and trips to the islands. The views of the city and the St Lawrence River are great. The high point is the...
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Tom_Fields
Oct 07, 2009

Near the City Hall/Hôtel de Ville

Before you dash away after your visit to the old city walls, spare a moment to look around. To your west are the old law courts, across the way to the east is the unmistakable bulk of the City Hall,...
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tiabunna
Jan 22, 2008

Vieux-Montreal

This is the original part of the city of Montreal which includes the Vieux-Port, its original trade port. This section of the city is quite walkable and contains many of its most historic buildings....
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Nov 28, 2005

The Place to Start

You will probably want to begin your visit to Montreal in or near the Old City. Montreal was founded in 1642, not too long after Quebec City. Originally named Ville-Marie, it was fortified by the...
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Tom_Fields
Oct 07, 2009

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
 
 
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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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