Activities for a Rainy Day in Montreal

What to Do in Montreal When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Montreal

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  • Karen P
    New Zealand12 contributions
    A magical experience and in awe of the history. Well worth viewing! Wish we had taken the tour as the experience would have been enhanced.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Harvey689
    Alexandria, VA117 contributions
    It was a rainy day so the museum was a great way to experience art and its collection of Canadian artwork. The Basquit exhibit was interesting and informative, especially I wasn't familiar with him. The exhibit gave me a better understanding of his art and music. The museum complex is an interconnection of old and new buildings but tied together well. Besides the artwork, the museum had nodes of spaces where you can see out to Montreal and various neighborhoods, which I thought was well thought out. Overall, we enjoyed the museum and the arts.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Harvey689
    Alexandria, VA117 contributions
    The basilica and complex are amazing and there is no charge to enter but donations are accepted. The architecture is much less ornate than the other Notre Dame Basilica but somehow the simplicity and modernity was calming and conducive to focusing on the spirituality of the basilica. The view from the terrace is also amazing. To get here, we took the Metro orange line to Snowden station, then walked along Queen Mary Road to the entry. There is a shuttle van that takes you up and down the hill. Overall, we enjoyed our visit and history of the Oratory. We highly recommend to visit here.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • AntWorld365
    14 contributions
    Market Jean-Talon is at the same Metro stop (Orange Line), and while we were there in November, many kiosks were still operating outdoors. Many were closed for the winter season, but midway was a Middle Eastern Sweet Shop and we cheated and stuffed our face with Baclava and other things we could not pronounce but looked so good and tasted great. We bought sausages and salad fixings and then cooked them back at the apartment and enjoyed the meal. It was just like living here.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Moe B
    Vancouver, Canada65 contributions
    We were walking along when my wife (her name is Barbie) spotted the Barbie Expo sign. My Barbie being a Barbie doll fan since childhood decided we were going in. No way was I going to object, so I found a nice place to sit and watch a football game on my phone while my Barbie walked among the hundred (yes, hundreds) of Barbie dolls costumed to reflect different cultures, fashion styles and eras, professions, and events. There were Barbies of all ages, ethnicities, and races. There were fancy Barbies and casual Barbies. It was a seemingly endless display of probably every Barbie ever created (and where did they all come from?). There was even a photo booth you could go into and have your picture taken pretending to be a new-in-box Barbie doll. My wife wandered for an hour, I watched the football game until my phone died. My team won. My wife saw all her childhood Barbie's. It was a great day.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • 524harishg
    Boston, MA49 contributions
    Great way to spend a couple of hours with the kids
    Nice species of animals
    Well kept place and animals
    Nice vegeterian food ( the cafe is all vegeterian )
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Ronna H
    Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
    This was one of the very best museums we have ever been in. We spent hours and hours there. It is creatively and brilliantly curated.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Cris H
    Toronto, Canada438 contributions
    Truly beautiful and the scale of this place blows your mind. The architecture, the paintings, the carvings. There is so much to see it was well worth an hour enjoy.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Harvey689
    Alexandria, VA117 contributions
    The metro covers many areas of Montreal and we used it during our visit to get to many areas. The metro staff was helpful and supportive in providing us with directions, information, and tickets. The metro comes often and wait time was minimal. It's a good way to get around the city.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    Nice to see a modern hockey arena right in the middle of downtown in an area that is well served by transit. Nice plaza out front with lots of statues and plaques. Big efficient place.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    We had a great afternoon at the market, although we probably should have arrive earlier when more stalls were open. Still we were able to shop for dinner plus a lot of stuff for our apartment. Very pleasant merchants throughout.
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • Corihi
    Honolulu, HI430 contributions
    We visited the Notre Dame Bonsecours Chapel, also known as the Sailors’ Church, out of curiosity. Small ships were suspended from the ceiling of the church by sailors and their families as thanks for safe passage at sea. Though it is not a grand church like the Notre Dame Basilica, we enjoyed our visit there. It was something different and interesting. We also liked the intimate atmosphere.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada584 contributions
    While in Montreal recently, I had the opportunity to use the Montreal Underground to get from Old Montreal right up to Ste Catherine Street. Most of my walk was along concrete and brick walls, however it was punctuated by some shops and fast food outlets. The Montreal Underground is especially useful in winter when temperatures plunge in Montreal.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • MJB62
    Shediac, Canada362 contributions
    We just stepped in the side door and were the only ones in the building as far as we could tell. Quiet and contemplative spot to just meditate for a bit.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Nomad796818
    Montreal, Canada4 contributions
    Guarantee of great sound, I am not an audiophile but it does not matter where you sit for a great sound experience. The place was built for sound. Choose wisely for seats since if you are seeing a large concert maybe choose a little higher. Lower loges are no better than central and I prefer to see the entire show. Red Army Choir is my next. Pre pay parking and pre reserve dinner at local places makes things simple.
    Written December 17, 2019
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