Old Port of Montreal

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Old Port of Montreal which includes a city, night scenes and a bay or harbour

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

The Old Port of Montréal is an excellent place to start your journey around the city’s historic area. Locals and tourists alike flock to the port in their millions every year, drawn by its mix of fascinating history and contemporary culture.

Look for signs of the port’s impressive age. It dates back to the 17th century and many beautiful historic buildings are still dotted around the area. It is due to the port’s prominent role in facilitating trade, initially largely in fur, that Montréal grew into the thriving city it is today.

The Montréal Clock Tower is one of the most conspicuous older buildings along the riverfront. The construction of the bright white tower finished in 1922. Use its unmistakable form to orient yourself as you explore the port. Climb its 192 steps to be rewarded with glorious views of the city. Afterward, relax with a cold drink on the little urban beach just in front of the tower.

Another sight you can’t miss is the Montréal Science Centre. Stroll past it after night falls to admire the pretty reflections its bright lights cast on the water. Come during the day to discover the wide range of interactive exhibits that make this museum such a hit with all ages.

Make the most out of the ever-changing menu of outdoor activities offered in and around the port. In the warmer months, soar above the city on a zip line or take to the water in a pedal boat, a speedboat or a yacht. Or ensure you take home a great catch by heading out on a guided fishing tour.

Visit the Natrel ice rink at the right time of year and you’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland. When the conditions are right, the artificial ice rink here is supplemented by a natural one. Skate this wide-open space against the gorgeous backdrop of the Montréal skyline.

Get the subway to Champ-de-Mars, Place d'Armes or Square-Victoria and you can be at the Old Port of Montréal in just minutes. Exploring this picturesque area is a highlight of any trip to Montréal.

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Hotel Chrome Montreal Centre-ville
Hotel Chrome Montreal Centre-ville
3 out of 5
215 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montreal, QC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $70 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is steps from University of Quebec at Montreal and Sainte-Catherine Street. Old Port of Montreal and Notre Dame Basilica are ...
3.3/5 (1,663 reviews)
"The room was cozy, bed was soo comfy, we slept like a baby :). Def repeat customer"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2021

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Hotel Faubourg Montreal Downtown Hotel
Hotel Faubourg Montreal Downtown Hotel
3 out of 5
155 Rene Levesque Boulevard East, Montreal, QC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is steps from University of Quebec at Montreal and Sainte-Catherine Street. Notre Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal are ...
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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
4.5 out of 5
900 Boulevard Rene Levesque West, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $287 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 3
This family-friendly Montreal hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Eaton Centre, Bell Centre, and McGill University. Museum of ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,279 reviews)
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Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

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Hotel Chrome Montreal Centre-ville
Hotel Chrome Montreal Centre-ville
3 out of 5
215 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $70 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Hotel Faubourg Montreal Downtown Hotel
Hotel Faubourg Montreal Downtown Hotel
3 out of 5
155 Rene Levesque Boulevard East, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
4.5 out of 5
900 Boulevard Rene Levesque West, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $287 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 3
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Best Western Plus Hotel Montreal
Best Western Plus Hotel Montreal
3 out of 5
161 Rue Sainte Catherine E, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $115 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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InterContinental Montreal, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Montreal, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
360 Saint Antoine Street Ouest, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $209 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
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Le Saint Sulpice
Le Saint Sulpice
4 out of 5
414 Saint-Sulpice, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $196 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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Hotel Monville
Hotel Monville
3.5 out of 5
1041, rue de Bleury, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $170 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Montreal Centre
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Montreal Centre
3 out of 5
50 René-Lévesque St. West, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $110 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Hotel Birks Montreal
Hotel Birks Montreal
5 out of 5
1240 rue du Square Phillips, Montreal, QC
The price is CA $360 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Hotel Birks Montreal
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