Places to visit in Montreal


For the ones living in Montreal, what would you suggest to discover the region?

When you have friends or family visiting you, where do you go with them? What are the must-see places in Montreal, the tourist sites?

How to visit the region in an original way? Any unusual or unknown place to recommend?

What would you suggest for a couple of days of for a week of holidays in Montreal?

Thank you in advance for participating ;)



Depends on the interests.

For people interested in history, I would recommend a walk at the old port area including Notre-Dame cathedral. Also there are several outdoor restaurants in that area (Rue de la Commune). A cruse by the boat with dinner onboard is good and not expensive.
The museum of Fine Arts, where there are several paintings, and belongings of Napoleon Bonaparte (his boots, clothes, etc.).
Saint Denis street and Saint Laurent are known as "cartier latin", where numerous restaurants and cafes have terraces and are usually crowded.
Saint Catherine street is open for pedestrians during the summer. It gives real feeling of Montreal downtown.
There are also several water parks, but they are like 35-70km drive from downtown, however they are real fun for the kids.
Several spas in the heart of the nature also are available, and gives real relaxing and peaceful sensation.

Wish this help,

Hello Sherif.

Thank you for your contribution.


Karen :)

Better late than never :-)

Currently it's "festival season", with open-air concerts almost daily.

Montreal is very bike-friendly in the summer. As a tourist Bixie might not be an option, but goes to show how ubiquitous biking is. You should be able to rent bikes for a few days. Mount Royal might be exhausting, but everything else you can cram into a few days visit is comfortably reachable by bike.