Travel Guide: Montréal, Canada
Montréal is a vibrant city located in Quebec, Canada. It offers a wide array of things to do, see, experience and discover! From cobblestone streets to amazing food, there is something in this city for everyone.
When visiting Montréal, here are some places to consider:
Mount Royal is a small mountain located just west of Downtown Montréal. The city actually takes its name from this landmark. It offers great hiking opportunities, whether you’re young or old. You can go at your own pace, enjoy the views from the top and find a relaxing spot in the park to enjoy some much needed downtime.
This majestic church is breath-taking and definitely worth a visit. It is located in the historic district of Old Montréal and is no stranger to tourists from all walks of life. You can take tours of inside of the Basilica, for a nominal fee, and won’t be disappointed by the beautiful stained glass, lights and architecture. The church also offers a light and music show, so while you wait, take in those intricate designs that can rival any church in Europe.
Montréal’s underground city is a series of interconnected office towers, hotels, shopping centres and restaurants. It is 33 km of tunnels that have 9 hotels connected, 2000 businesses connected, 43 indoor parking facilities and is visited by over 500,000 people a day. You can access the subway system from this underground city as well, which allows you to get further throughout the city. This is perfect for those rainy/snowy days when you don’t want to go outside but want to get some shopping done or get a bite to eat.
Old Montréal can be dated back to the 17th century and still has its cobblestone streets, cafes, restaurants and lively plazas. It is the home to several landmarks in the city, including the Notre Dame Basilica, Clock Tower and Science center and allows access to the port. Take a walk through this iconic part of the city, grab a bite to eat at a small quaint cafe and visit the port, where you may want to take part in some rope climbing obstacle courses.
Rue Sainte-Catherine is Montréal’s main commercial hub. It stretches for 11 km through the city from East to West. It is the home to several major department stores, small shops, restaurants and shopping centres. If you’re looking to get some shopping done and spend that hard earned cash of yours, this is the street you want to be on.
After all that shopping and walking down Rue Sainte-Catherine, Crescent Street is where you wanna be. This street is known for its lively nightlife and is filled with restaurants, terraces and pubs. It is located directly downtown and is the spot to visit if you’re looking for something fun to do at night. It offers various types of food and gives you the ability to hop from one place to another.
Casino de Montréal
Branded as the largest Casino in Canada, Casino de Montréal is located on Notre Dame Island. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and welcomes all patrons, 18 years or older. There are restaurants, bars and entertainment available while in the Casino and has a little something for everyone. This is definitely a place to visit if you’re looking for a little gambling fun (Done Responsibly) and an exciting night out with family and friends.
With so much to see and do, Montréal is definitely one of those cities to visit! There is truly something for everyone, whether it’s shopping, sightseeing or fulfilling your inner foodie desires. Start planning your trip to Montréal today, you will love it!