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The second-largest French-speaking city in the world, Montréal is a dynamic destination offering a range of winter experiences and attractions with a touch of European charm. In the cobbled streets of Old Montréal, you'll find cherished locations like 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 luxurious shops, art galleries and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Among the many sights, the Jardin Botanique is superb in the winter, and is especially impressive after a snowfall. The 33 km (20.5 miles) of Montréal’s underground walkways are also worth exploring and are a great way to navigate the city when it’s very cold outside.

Montréalers are renowned for their joie de vivre, and the city plays host to several winter festivals celebrating its rich heritage and culture.

There is a wide range of restaurants, bistros and pavement cafes throughout the city offering every type of cuisine. Our food highlights here are Montréal’s smoked-meat sandwiches, salmon and cream cheese bagels, comforting poutine and the ultimate authentic winter treat, maple taffy.

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    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.

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      Old Montréal walking tour

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      Follow your local guide around the quaint, cobbled streets of Old Montréal, visiting landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Basilica and exploring the difference between French and British architecture.