Sights & Attractions in Montréal

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Name Category Location
 
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
Few churches in North America are as wow-inducing as Notre-Dame...
Religious Sites Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Biodôme
Not everyone thought it was a great idea to transform an Olympic...
Nature Preserves Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Biosphère
Nothing captures the exuberance of Expo '67 better than the geodesic...
Educational Institutions The Islands
 
Boulevard St-Laurent
A walk along this section of the boulevard St-Laurent is like...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Plateau
 
Casino de Montréal
You have to be at least 18 to visit Montréal's government-owned...
Casinos The Islands
 
Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
The best reason to visit this cathedral is that it's a quarter-scale...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Centre Bell
The Montréal Canadiens haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1993...
Sports Venues Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Centre des Sciences de Montréal
You—or more likely, your kids—can design an energy-efficient...
Museums / Galleries Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Chalet du Mont-Royal
No trip to Montréal is complete without a visit to the terrace...
Viewpoints Parc du Mont-Royal
 
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Mariners have been popping into Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours for...
Religious Sites Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
Artist and architect Napoléon Bourassa called the Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Lourdes...
Religious Sites The Latin Quarter
 
Château Dufresne
The adjoining homes of a pair of shoe manufacturers, Oscar and...
Houses / Mansions Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Chiesa della Madonna della Difesa
If you look up at the cupola behind the main altar of Little...
Religious Sites Little Italy
 
Christ Church Cathedral
The seat of the Anglican (Episcopalian) bishop of Montréal offers...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
If you want to see the inside of Montréal's largest Presbyterian...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Cimetière de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
At 343 acres, Canada's largest cemetery is not much smaller than...
Cemeteries Côte-des-Neiges
 
Cimetière Mont-Royal
If you find yourself humming "Getting to Know You" as you explore...
Cemeteries Côte-des-Neiges
 
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
In July you can join the glitterati of Europe and America in...
Sports Venues The Islands
 
Croix sur la Montagne
The 102-foot-high steel cross at the top of Mont-Royal has been...
Religious Sites Parc du Mont-Royal
 
Grand Séminaire de Montréal
Education goes way back at the Grand Séminaire. In the mid-1600s...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Hôpital Général des Soeurs-Grises
A few jagged stone walls are all that's left of Montréal's first...
Memorials / Monuments Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Hôtel de Ville
President Charles de Gaulle of France marked Canada's centennial...
Government Buildings Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Insectarium
If you're a little squeamish about beetles and roaches, you might...
Zoos / Aquariums Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Jardin Botanique
Creating one of the world's great botanical gardens in a city...
Gardens / Arboretums Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
La Ronde
Every year, it seems, La Ronde amusement park adds some new and...
Amusement Parks The Islands
 
Lac aux Castors
Mont-Royal's single body of water, actually a reclaimed bog...
Bodies of Water Parc du Mont-Royal
 
Lachine Canal National Historic Site
The Lachine Canal is all about leisure now, but it wasn't always...
Trails Lachine
 
Maison Pierre du Calvet
Merchant Pierre du Calvet was everything that British-ruled Montréal...
Houses / Mansions Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Maison Smith
If you need a map of Mont-Royal's extensive hiking trails or...
Museums / Galleries Parc du Mont-Royal
 
Maisonneuve
World War I and the Depression killed early 20th-century plans...
Neighborhoods / Streets Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Marché Bonsecours
You can't buy fruits and vegetables in the Marché Bonsecours...
Historic Districts / Sites Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Marché Jean-Talon
If you're trying to stick to a diet, stay away: the smells of...
Markets / Bazaars Little Italy
 
McGill University
Merchant and fur trader James McGill would probably be horrified...
Educational Institutions Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire Pointe-à-Callière
The modern glass building is impressive, and the audiovisual...
Museums / Galleries Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Musée d'Art Contemporain
If you have a taste for pastoral landscapes and formal portraits...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
Not surprisingly, Canada's oldest museum has one of the finest...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu
The nuns of the Religieuses Hospitalières de St-Joseph ran Montréal's...
Museums / Galleries The Plateau
 
Musée du Château Ramezay
Claude de Ramezay, the city's 11th governor, was probably daydreaming...
Museums / Galleries Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Musée McCord de l'Histoire Canadienne
David Ross McCord (1844–1930) was a wealthy pack rat with a passion...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Observatoire de l'Est
If you're just driving across Mont-Royal, be sure to stop at...
Viewpoints Parc du Mont-Royal
 
Old Port
Montréal's favorite waterfront park is your ideal gateway to...
Parks Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Oratoire St-Joseph
Each year some 2 million people from all over North America and...
Religious Sites Côte-des-Neiges
 
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Île Ste-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame now constitute a single park...
Parks The Islands
 
Parc Lafontaine
You could say that Parc Lafontaine is a microcosm of Montréal:...
Parks The Plateau
 
Place de la Grande-Paix
If you're looking for peace and quiet, the narrow strip of grass...
Squares Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Place des Arts
Montréal's primary performing-arts complex has been undergoing...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Place Jacques-Cartier
The cobbled square at the heart of Old Montréal is part carnival...
Squares Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Place Royale
The oldest public square in Montréal, dating to the 17th century...
Squares Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Place Ville-Marie
The cross-shape 1962 office tower was Montréal's first modern...
Stores / Malls Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Place-d'Armes
When Montréal was under attack, citizens and soldiers would rally...
Squares Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
Plage de l'Île Notre-Dame
The dress code at the neighboring Casino de Montréal might ban...
Beaches The Islands
 
Ravenscrag
If you're up for a bit of a climb, walk up rue Peel to avenue...
Houses / Mansions Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Rue Bernard
If your taste runs to the chic and fashionable, then there is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Outremont
 
Rue Prince-Arthur
In the 1960s rue Prince-Arthur was the Haight-Ashbury of Montréal...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Plateau
 
Square Dorchester and Place du Canada
On sunny summer days you can join the office workers, store clerks...
Parks Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Square St-Louis
The bourgeois families who built their homes around Square St-Louis's...
Squares The Latin Quarter
 
Square Victoria
The perfect Montréal mix: an 1872 statue of Queen Victoria on...
Squares Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)
 
St. George's Anglican Church
St. George's is possibly the prettiest Anglican (Episcopalian)...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
St. Patrick's Basilica
St. Pat's—as most of its parishioners call it—is to Montréal's...
Religious Sites Downtown and the Golden Square Mile
 
Stade Olympique
Montrealers finished paying for their Olympic stadium (dubbed...
Sports Venues Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Stewart Museum at the Fort
Housed in the arsenal of Île Ste-Hélène's 1820s Old Fort, the...
Museums / Galleries The Islands
 
Tour Olympique
The world's tallest tilting structure—take that, Pisa—is the...
Architectural Sites Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
 
Westmount Square
When skylights were cut into the terrace of Westmount Square...
Architectural Sites Westmount
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