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Montreal

Known for Museum, Live Music and Cathedral

Being an UNESCO City of Design, one of the most bilingual cities in the nation, & host to some of the world’s best festivals makes this city Canada’s cultural capital.

How do you get to Montreal?

Sure, Toronto’s now the economic and population heavyweight of Canada, but Montreal is still where the nation’s artistic heart beats proudly and strongly. From a huge variety of one-day ethnic fairs to art festivals to international sporting events, Montreal is a city of happenings. An international fireworks competition, the world’s largest jazz festival, and Formula 1 Grand Prix are just a few. Will you be here in time to catch one of them yourself?

Despite Montreal’s modern cultural prowess, the city’s European roots are showing. If you’re wondering what to do in Montreal, stroll or bike down to the Old Port of Montreal and snap some photos of 18th-century, European-style buildings. Or make a tour of a wealth of heritage churches, such as Notre-Dame Basilica.

Weather not great for a stroll? The locals thought of that when they connected buildings in the downtown area with weather-proof tunnels. Then they called them the Underground City of Montreal. Navigate from your hotel to boutique shops offering antique furniture next to luxury handbags and perfumes. Of course, one of our favorite things to do in Montreal in winter is take advantage of many restaurants’ policy of “apportez votre vin.” Here in the states we call it BYO (bring your own) wine. Pair your favorite vintage with locally-invented, world-famous poutine (French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy), or experience the international flavors of this diverse city.

When will you visit Montreal? The city is incredible all year round, but these Montreal vacation packages won’t wait for long. Reserve yours today and experience this cultural capital for yourself.

Things to do in Montreal

The incandescent blue and gold interior of Montreal’s spiritual heart dazzles visitors and pilgrims. It was once the largest house of worship in North America.

Historic architecture, modern attractions and an exciting calendar of festivals make it impossible to get bored at this lively and scenic riverfront space.

Montreal's “house of life” is a zoo, an aquarium and a nature preserve all under one futuristic glass roof. 

Trover photo by The Curious

Once the hub for Montreal’s booming shipping industry, this historic and recreational area now draws millions of visitors to the banks of the St. Lawrence River. 

Originally created as “a corsage for the city’s lapel,” Montreal’s premier gardens have blossomed into a horticultural and cultural giant. 

Trover photo by Chasing Suns

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Discover the heart of historic Montreal on this enthralling walking tour. A professional guide shares knowledge of the city's storied past, pointing out the architectural landmarks and centuries-old secrets that abound within the stone walls of Old Montreal.

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Journey back through 400 years of history on this magnificent tour of Quebec City, the historic heart of Francophone North America. Find charming Old World atmosphere in narrow streets, look for architectural treasures beyond the tourist track, and learn a bit about the city's history from your expert guide.

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Explore the history of tea in Montreal with an expert guide leading the way. Visit shops that have contrasting ways of brewing teas to get a thorough representation of the many unique forms of tea in the city.

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Please note that the Multimedia show is remaking itself! Therefore, it is temporarily closed and will be reopened in spring 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

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Make the most of your time in Montreal with a pass designed to save you money as you tour the city's top attractions. Enjoy admission to museums, historical landmarks, and popping between each site via the city's easy-to-use public transportation system.

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Make the most of your time in Montreal with a guided tour to 3 microbreweries known for producing some of the city's finest craft beers. An enthusiastic guide ushers you through Montreal's Old Town, providing you with 8 samples of craft beer, 1 glass of whiskey, and mouthwatering snacks.

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