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Things to See & Do in Montreal


Free Things to See & Do

Plateau Mont-Royal 
If it's defining and en vogue, it's here - this neighborhood is the stomping grounds of the young, the urban and the professional-or not. Cafés, bistros, restaurants, cigar lounges and nightclubs define the Plateau's unique landscape where Montréal goes to see and be seen.

The Latin Quarter 
Established by Montréal's franco-phone bourgeoisie as a major cultural force in the early 19th century.

Little Italy 
Montréal's largest ethnic neighborhood.

The Village 
Home to one of the largest, most extroverted gay communities in the world. And visitors here will always feel safe and respected.

Mont-Royal and Lafontaine Parks 
Great place for relaxation.

Old Port of Montreal 
A 2.5-km-long recreational and tourist park that offers a variety of outdoor activities, events and entertainment.

Biodome at Olympic Park 
An environmental museum complete with four different ecosystems. Or head to the internationally renowned Botanical Garden.

Boulevard Saint-Laurent 
Shops cover the spectrum from avant-garde to retro second-hand.

Casino de Montréal on Ile Notre Dame 
If you have any money left over, you can try your luck here.

Money Saving Tips

Purchase Metro Tourist Card
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts  50% off admission to temporary exhibits Wed, 5-9pm (1380 Sherbrooke St W)
Montréal Museums Pass  30 museums and public transport, 3-conesuctive days pass $50Cn, $45Cn without public transport

Must See & Do

Latin Quarter
Old Port of Montréal
Plateau Mont-Royal
Jet boating the Lachine Rapids
Excellent nightclub scene
Eat Montréal smoked beef sandwich (trust us)
Montréal Biodôme
Hike/bike along Lachine Canal & Isle Notre Dame


Plateau Mont-Royal
Latin Quarter
Little Italy
Old Montreal

Shopping Areas

The following streets/boulevards offer different types and prices ranges of shopping experiences: Rue St-Denis, boulevard St-Laurent , rue Sherbrooke rue Ste-Catherine

In the Region

Quebec City   
To catch a glimpse of real “French Canada” head to Quebec City, just 3hrs northeast of Montreal. Highlights include Old Quebec (the historic district), Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (look out-point over city via cable car), and the Citadel Ramparts.

Globe-Trotter Aventures dog sled, ice fishing and snow mobile tour based out of Montreal (www.aventurecanada.com)

Mt. Tremblant  
has been voted the number one ski resort in Eastern North America for over 8 years. And, it’s only 90 miles from Montreal.

Moving on

Toronto   Canada’s largest city is vibrant, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse
Ottawa   will charm you with its European flair, outdoor cafes, markets, Gothic architecture and heritage buildings
Nova Scotia   let Salty Bear tool you around the Maritime islands
New York   You talkin’ to me?
Boston   huge college town, crazy place to drive, lots of Irish

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