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The world’s second largest French-speaking city, Montréal is a dynamic metropolis that offers an eclectic range of experiences and attractions.

In the charming cobbled streets of old Montréal you will find treasures such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame, the Place Jacques-Cartier and the Vieux Port. The rue Sherbrooke, to the south of the plateau of Mont Royal, is home to exclusive shops, art galleries and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Festivals in Montréal

Montréalers are renowned for their joie de vivre: this is Canada’s party capital, which plays host to several world-renowned summer festivals. In addition, there is a vast array of fabulous restaurants, bistros and pavement cafés offering every type of cuisine, with delicious smoked meats the local speciality.

Things to see and do

Botanical Gardens, MontréalAmong the many sights the Jardin Botanique rivals England’s Kew Gardens, and other attractions include the Olympic Park, Biodôme and Biosphère.

Explore the city on Bâteau Mouche cruises on the St. Lawrence River or discover the underground city, packed with boutiques, shops and restaurants.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Montréal

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Montréal, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Montréal

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Montréal, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Montréal at its best.

    • Canada self-drive holidays: Ontario and Québec
      Algonquin Provincial Park

      Canada self-drive holidays: Ontario and Québec

      Canada self-drive holidays: Ontario and Québec

      By self-driving in Canada’s Ontario and Québec provinces, you can explore peaceful parks filled with wildlife, secluded towns and villages, and multicultural cities at your own pace. Canada specialist Rebecca shares her ideas for self-drive routes that take in the best of each province.

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    Accommodation choices for Montréal

    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Montréal. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Montréal

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Montréal, and which use the best local guides.

    • Old Montréal Walking Tour
      Old Montréal

      Old Montréal Walking Tour

      Old Montréal Walking Tour

      Enjoy a private three-hour walking tour focusing on more than 360 years of history. With a private guide, you will discover how Montréal was settled by the French, conquered by the English and achieved the status of a great and fun metropolis in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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