Top 10 Highlights Chez Montreal

Montréal SignMontreal International Jazz Festival in the summer.

Skiing or snowboarding at Mont Tremblant or Mont Sainte-Anne during the wintertime.

Wandering through Vieux Montreal amongst its cobblestones, lamp stands and cafes.

No matter what time of the year you decide to visit, there’s always a memorable time to be had and wonderful experiences waiting for you chez Montreal in Quebec, Canada.’s Top 10 Highlights for first time old time visitors to Montreal!

Old Montreal

Vieux or Old Montreal
As the original downtown and heart of Montreal, the romanticism of its cobblestone streets, cafes and creperies will always be a part of this city’s history since 1642.

Downtown Montreal

Downtown Montreal
With a background meddled with modern buildings alongside stone carve Victorian walls, downtown offers food, shopping, nightlife and festivals year round.

Visit Crescent St. at night for Montreal’s best night life and boutique shops. The Museum Quarter showcases Montreal’s historical ambiance.

Rue St. Denis

Latin Quarter & Rue St. Denis
Since the late 1900’s, the area has gone through a revival and with the building of Theatre-St-Denis and smaller theatres, boutiques and more – a wander through the Latin Quarter is perfect for a brisk afternoon.

Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal

Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal
Built in 1824, the Notre Dame de Montreal Basilica is a work of gothic revival architecture and one of the most dramatic pieces in the world. With a sanctuary filled with blues, reds, purples, silvers and gold, it was once the largest church in North America.

Plateau Mont-Royal

Plateau Mont-Royal
This neighbourhood is the spot for the young kids, urban artists and Montreal’s yuppies reside. Bars, restaurants, cafes and small one-of-a-kind fashion shops are littered throughout the area.

Montreal Jazz Festival

Festivals Galore!
From the Montreal International Jazz Festival in late-June and early July, Just for Laughs Festival in July and Pride days in August – summertime in Montreal is sweet as pie.

Olympic Biodome

Museums & Olympic Biodome
As one of the earliest settlements in Canada, Montreal’s museums are vast: the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art, Redpath Museum, the Stewart Museum, McCord Museum of Canadian History and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

As a witness to its architecture, the Sumer Olympics Biodome of 1976 is also a popular attraction and has a long history of culture in the past few decades.

Marche Jean-Talon

Marche Atwater, Marche Lachine,
Marche Jean-Talon, Marche Maisonneuve

These are the 4 large markets in Montreal and where can find the best of meats, fish, cheese, fruits, vegetables and other products. Coffee and tea specialty shops, gelato, sandwiches, olive oil, deer meet, desserts and more!

Montreal Casino

Montreal Casino
Located at L’Ile Notre Dame, the Montreal Casino is a big attraction all throughout the year. Many packages are being offered for getaways, concerts, business meetings as well as banquets.

Mont Tremblant

Skiing & Snowboarding
Montreal is the best area in Eastern Canada to go skiing or snowboarding. Mont Rigaud is the closest to Montreal, next to Mont Habitant and Mont Blanc but Mont Tremblant is by far the most popular!

Where to stay chez Montreal? Read our Top 3 Fave Montreal Hotels & Boutiques.

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