Visit Montréal, Canada
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
Amongst 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.
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.
Map of Montréal
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Montréal
- Laurentian Mountains 70 miles away
- Mont Tremblant 70 miles away
- Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve 86 miles away
- Eastern Townships 94 miles away
- Ottawa 104 miles away
- Québec City 145 miles away
- Prince Edward County 208 miles away
- La Malbaie 221 miles away
- Charlevoix & Saguenay - Lac St. Jean 226 miles away
- Algonquin Provincial Park 238 miles away
- Haliburton 243 miles away
- Huntsville 275 miles away
- Gravenhurst 287 miles away
Photos of Montréal
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.
This charming property is situated in Rue St Paul, right in the heart of old Montréal, and wonderfully reflects the atmosphere of the area. An historic building renovated with a contemporary twist, the Nelligan is a delightful boutique hotel.
Generously-sized suites with kitchenettes offer guests a home from home in the heart of Montréal's most historic district. With good service and a convenient location, it's a handy option for exploring the city.
Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, the Ritz-Carlton is still one of the most elegant addresses in Canada, and has been a landmark of Canadian hospitality for over 100 years.
Hotel Le Cantlie Suites offers a simple, good-value hotel that's convenient to shops, restaurants and Mont Royal.
This hotel is in a great location for exploring the shops and restaurants of Montréal. It has an excellent bar and cafe which are popular with locals as well as hotel guests, and a sleek, stylish ambience.
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.
Enjoy a private 3-hour walking tour focusing on more than 360 years of history. With a private guide, you will discover how Montreal 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.