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City Highlights in Montreal

Must-see points of interest, museums and more when visiting one of Canada's most cultured cities.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Considered one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world, the Montreal City Highlights tour showcases the best of this... more »

Tips:  WHEN TO GO: Spring or summer are good times for this tour but fall is the best time to visit Montreal as temperatures are mild and the... more »

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Points of Interest

The Montreal Botanical Garden is considered to be one the world’s largest and most beautiful outdoor gardens. Its collection includes 22,000 plant species and cultivars; 10 exhibition greenhouses; Tree House; and about 30 thematic gardens. After your visit, walk back from the Montreal Botanical Gardens to the Montreal Biodome using the path from... More

The Montreal Biodome is where visitors will find close to 5,000 animals from 230 different species and 750 plant types. Experienced nature interpreters accompany guests on a trip that begins in the lush Tropical Rainforest, after which they travel to observe lynx, beavers and otters in the Laurentian Maple Forest. Visitors can also learn about the... More

Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Park Tower Observatory is the tallest inclined tower in the world and offers a panoramic view of Montreal. The Tower also includes a two-minute ride aboard a glassed-in funicular that goes up the curved side of the Tower. At the Tower’s base are seven aquatic pools and a multi-sport facility.

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has various collections of European, Inuit, and Canadian works of art. Every year, some 600,000 visitors enjoy the museum’s encyclopedic collection, a rare collection in Canada, and its original temporary exhibition, which combines artistic disciplines including fine arts, music, film, fashion and design. After... More

5. Quartiers des Spectacles

One of Montreal’s cultural gems is the Quartiers des Spectacles, a complex of more than 80 cultural and entertainment venues offering festivals, movies, plays, dance performances, art exhibitions, technological art displays, music concerts, operas and comedy shows.

The complex also has seven squares and public spaces and is home to the famous... More

A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, the Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829 and includes paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows that illustrate biblical passages. In the evening, a sound and light show presents the founding of Montreal and the Notre-Dame Basilica. After your visit, exit the Notre Dame Basilica,... More

Located in Old Montreal and built in 1804, Place Jacques-Cartier was used as a public market for many years. Now a gathering place and entertainment site, it captivates visitors with street artists, roving entertainers, face painters and caricaturists. Victorian street lamps and a flower market stall are also part of the charming ambiance. Also... More