Things to do in Montreal

Quebec’s largest, and arguably most famous, city is Montréal. This French-speaking charming city feels just like traveling to Europe, without ever leaving the Americas. From tours to festivals, there's plenty to do in Montréal and Vinnie has the guide for you!

Vinnie Van GO has pulled together some of his all-time favorite spots for you next time you’re in town. Check out Vinnie's Montréal guide or book a Montréal shuttle if you're ready to explore the city for yourself.



Montreal Events

Osheaga

Every August sees Parc Jean-Drapeau transform into a huge stage for some of the world’s top musical acts. From rock to rap to pop, Osheaga typically has one of the best lineups in the world, rivaling its neighbors to the south, Coachella and Lollapalooza. Every year sees more than 100,000 visitors – so check out the site for lineup and tickets soon!


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

This annual late-June early-July festival brings the world’s best jazz artists and musicians to Montréal. The 10-day festival has more than 1000 concerts, including rock, pop and world music, making it one of the best music festivals in North America. Book a music or festival shuttle with GO!


Grand Prix du Canada

The Grand Prix du Canada is Canada’s premier Formula One races. Every June, massive crowds of racecar fans and aficionados flock to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to watch the races. Make sure you book your hotel accommodations and transportation well in advance.


Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium, or Stade Olympique, is a multi-use arena located in Olympic Park in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montréal. Also called “The Big O”, this doughnut-shaped stadium was built for the 1976 Olympics. Since the Olympics, the stadium has been used mainly for Montréal’s baseball and football professional leagues, as well as soccer leagues.

Address:
4141 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave
Montréal, QC H1V 3N7


Bell Centre

The Bell Centre, also known as the Molson Centre, is a sports complex in Montréal. Home to the NHL’s Montréal Canadiens men's’ ice hockey team, this arena is a Montréal staple.

Address:
1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montréal, QC H4B 5G0


There’s so much to see around Montréal. The architecture is world-renowned, making it the home of some of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world.

Notre-Dame Basilica

This church is one of the most beautiful in the world. The colorful stained glass is a sight to be seen, well worth the $6 entry fee.

Address:
110 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal, QC H2Y 1T1


Mont Royal

The Mont Royal is one of Montréal’s best features. This stunning park with a gorgeous view of the city is great to explore in any season. If you make it to the top of the mountain, you’ll see a beautiful chateau.

Address:

Address:
1260 Chemin Remembrance
Montreal, QC H3H 1A2


Old Montréal

Old Montréal is where the most classic and gorgeous architecture is. Wander the old-world cobblestoned streets, full of small shops and restaurants. This beautiful neighborhood is a juxtaposition to modern Montréal architecture – absolutely a must-see!


Local Montréal Food Tour

Montréal has a thriving food scene, and with so many options you’ll need a guide to not miss a thing. That’s where Local Montréal Food Tour comes in. Coupling the history of Montréal with an immersive experience of its modern culinary scene, there is no better way to experience the city.


Fitz & Follwell

Another great option for seeing Montréal is by bike! Fitz & Follwell specialize in urban experiences. Their fun and informative guides will make you feel like locals as you take in the culture of Montréal.


Montréal Craft Beer Tours

For a more adult experience of Montréal, try the brewery tour. This three hour walking tour takes you to visit three beerpubs where you’ll taste six beers, with accompanying small plates.


Montréal is an international city, and has a diverse and delicious food scene to match. Any of these restaurants are well worth the visit. Reserve a limousine and make a night of it!

Impasto

This Italian diner opened in 2013 to rave reviews, and is now a favorite among Montréal locals. If you’re in town and in the mood for some pizza or pasta, this is the place for you!

Address:
48 Rue Dante
Montréal, QC H2S 1J5


Maison Publique

Canada has a rich culinary history and culture, and there’s no better place to try it out than at Maison Publique. The chef is a prominent ambassador for Canadian cooking, and this gastropub is where you can try out his best recipes.

Address:
4720 rue Marquette
Montréal, QC H2J 3Y6


La Chronique

This twenty year old restaurant is a Montréal staple, and one of the best places for French cuisine in Canada. This upscale restaurant is perfect for an elegant business dinner or night out.

Address:
99 Ave. Laurier Ouest
Montréal, QC H2T 2N6



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