Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province. It is set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and has prospered as a cosmopolitan hub of communications and trade. Its diversity of restaurants, attractions and festivals makes it the perfect destination, whether your goal is romance, sightseeing or family fun.
PLACES TO VISIT
In the park you will find the monuments to Jacques Cartier and King George VI and the cemeteries of the city’s different ethnic groups. On a clear day the view extends to the Adirondack.
2.PARC JEAN DRAPEAU
The building is designed in the shape of a sphere and is the largest such structure in the world. Attractions on the islands include the rides and games of La Ronde Amusement Park, the historic 1820 British arsenal at the Stewart Museum, Bassin Olympique and race course Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
3.RUE SHERBROOKE MUSEUM
On Rue Sherbrooke, the McCord Museum of Canadian History has an outstanding collection of exhibits on Canada's social history. The Musée des Beaux Arts is the oldest museum in Canada and houses vast collections of painting, sculpture, and new media.
The church is the oldest in Montreal. Twin towers of the neo-Gothic façade face Place d'Armes. Throughout the year, an evening light and sound show retells the story of Montréal's founding.
Square Saint-Louis near the Sherbrooke Metro Station, rates as one of Montréal's prettiest old squares and is set in a turn-of-the-century French-Canadian residential quarter. In the streets around the tree-shaded square you will find Victorian houses now house pleasant restaurants.
The seashell-shaped Olympic Stadium is a major recreation destination. Other sites within the park include the covered botanic-zoological Biodôme garden, the creative botanical garden, and collections of creepy-crawlies at the Insectarium.
This casino offers one of the widest varieties of games in North America - including 3,000 slot machines, 100 gaming tables, five bars, four restaurants and many shows!
8.MONTREAL CLOCK TOWER
The Clock Tower was built between 1919 and 1922. Forty-five metres high, it marks the entrance to the port and is a memorial to sailors lost at sea in wartime. With its powerful light is also serves as ‘n lighthouse to guide incoming ships.
The planetarium includes Montreal’s Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Theatres and Auditoruims.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
The best times to visit Montreal are from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is milder.
The best ways to get around Montreal are on foot or by public transportation. Other transport is the Montreal Montreal Metro, busses, public shuttle bus and cabs.