10 Of The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Montreal

Newcomer in the Montreal area or just looking for the best places to visit? You’re at the right place, here’s 10 great places worth your time.

Mount Royal

Mount Royal is the ideal place for the nature lovers. You will find several species of animals, beautiful trails to explore, many outdoor activities and above all, one of the most beautiful scenery that the city has to offer. The lookout Kondiaronk and Chalet Mont-Royal will offer a landscape made famous in all the brochures of the area. If you enjoy photography, you will find happiness here!

The Old Port of Montreal

This is one of the hottest places in the area and definitely the main stop for photo amateurs. The old port is actually a bric-a-brac of old and new buildings, each more intriguing than the other. Cruise, exhibitions, movies, free outdoor activities or the Montreal High Lights Festival or Igloofest will keep you busy, that’s for sure.

The Botanical Garden

This magical place filled with flowers of all kind outlines a range of beautiful colours during the summer. Get your camera out, you’ll want to bring some memories home. Oh, and take the opportunity to view wildlife since it has earned a place around and within the botanical gardens like foxes, frogs, insects and turtles.

St-Joseph Oratory

More than two million people visit it every year, for its history, its stunning architecture or beautiful gardens. You can also see the works of French and Canadian artists throughout the building. Founded in 1904 by Saint Brother André, the sanctuary of Mount Royal is the largest pilgrimage center in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph and the dome of the Basilica is the highest point in the city. Not to be missed if you’re visiting the area!

Jean-Drapeau Park

Not only is the park is full of interesting stories but in addition, the scenery is stunning. You can also do some activities in the aquatic complex or nearby beaches, not to mention the events which occur regularly: “The color run”, 24hrs Roller Montreal, Piknic Electronik and several concerts. This is the place dedicated to people who love dynamic outdoor activities.

Quartier des Spectacles

QDS is at the heart of major art installations across Montreal, the epicenter of the festival circuit. You will find magical scenery with urban lighting not to mention the activity that takes place almost 24/24. With a little luck, you might come across a popular musician or actor!

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

The oldest Catholic church in Montreal, built in 1656, is known for its finely crafted interior, which includes stained glass depicting the history of the city. You can get married there, to watch music or light shows and choirs. Renowned for its rich decoration and splendid architecture, there’s something for everyone.

Biodome of Montreal

If you are looking for a rewarding activity for the whole family, the Biodome will be perfect for you. A large variety of animals and plants from around the world, there is something for everyone and your family will enjoy every section. You will be able to see: animals of the rainforest, from the Gulf of St-Lawrence and sub-Antarctic islands, mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.

Exporail

Another activity for young and old alike. Exporail offers several train rides of all kinds, demonstrations (steam train, telegraph, turntable) and above all, guided tours where you will learn about the history of the construction of the first transcontinental railroad in Canada (one of the greatest engineering feats in history). This is a fun and educational outing.

St-Catherine Street

The most famous shopping street in Montreal, and has been for more than 100 years. With eleven kilometers and more than 1,200 shops, you’ll find everything you need. If you’re not into “shopping”, the dynamics of this street not to mention the lovely patios is not to be missed

The city of Montreal is so beautiful, isn’t it? Got other places to suggest? Have you visited them already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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