While Canada often doesn’t feature high on the list when it comes to top travel destinations, Montreal, Quebec is a city that stands out as a unique destination in the Great White North. With its bilingual charm, unique heritage, and historic architecture, Montreal presents travellers with a truly European experience within North America. So, what should you make sure you see if you find yourself heading to Montreal. To find out I spoke with, an online travel agency. They gave me their top five favourite attractions in the city of Montreal.
The Old Port
Montreal’s historic district, The Old Port is home to some of Montreal’s oldest and most historic structures. Lined with cobblestone streets, this area sits directly on the Saint Lawrence River, doubling as both a historic and waterfront area. Featuring some of Montreal’s best restaurants according to, The Old Port is a great place to explore, hang out, and grab dinner amongst streets of history.
From old beauty, to new chic. The Plateau is the hipster capital of Montreal. Featuring some of cities trendiest bars and restaurants, this area is also home to some of Montreal’s best vintage and second-hand shops. While that’s enough to draw some people, The Plateau also features tow of Montreal’s best parks, Parc LaFontaine and Parc Mont Royal. While Parc LaFontaine is all about green space, Parc Mont Royal takes you up the mountain, giving you stunning views of the city from its many lookouts.
The Montreal Canadiens
For over a century the Montreal Canadiens have been a part of the cultural tapestry of Montreal. As a member of the “Original Six” of the National Hockey League, the team has an amazing history of success. With a downtown arena, its also very easy to have a full blown night out featuring a trip to the Bell Centre to see Les Habitants.
The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Want to save some cash? Well, you’re in luck because Montreal’s best art museum, according to JustFly, is a freebie. While travelling exhibits do require an entrance fee, The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts’ permanent collection is massive and well worth the trip.
Love roller coasters and thrills? La Ronde has some of Canada’s biggest and best rides. Located at Parc Jean Drapeau, La Ronde is easily accessible by public transit and allows you to get off-island for a day.
Remember you will need a Visa for Canada which can be organised online before your trip. If you need any further info, leave a comment below.