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Montreal Photo Tour

Sometimes the best way to get a sense of a city is to experience it visually
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.635 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Montreal's beauty is both inside and out. From the outside, its location along the St. Lawrence River offers many waterfront photo... more »

Tips:  Montreal is a popular destination during any of the four seasons, each of which gives the city a unique ambience. In the winter, many ... more »

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Points of Interest

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 (as pictured) presents the founding of Montreal and the building of the Notre-Dame Basilica.


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One way to experience Montreal is by food. It is said that the people of this French-speaking city live to eat and take their food very seriously. In fact, Montreal boasts the most chefs per capita in North America.

One must stop on a tour of Montreal is the popular Olive et Gourmando in Old Montreal. Set along a cobblestone street, this... More

3. Saint-Paul Street

Saint-Paul Street is quinessential Old Montreal with its cobblestone design, Victorian street lamps, pedestrian-only walkway, outdoor cafes and more. The street is also located near Place Jacques-Cartier - an entertainment site with street artists, roving entertainers, face painters and caricaturists.

One popular stop on Saint-Paul Street is... More

4. Museum Quarter

Montreal's Museum Quarter (also known as the Quartier du Musee) is located in the city's downtown area extending from Crescent Street to de la Montagne. The quarter's signature landmark is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts that houses various collections of European, Inuit, and Canadian works of art, as well as a stunning Napoleon collection.... More

5. Mount Royal Park

Considered the "jewel of Montreal’s city parks" is the 200-hectare Mount Royal, which occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal island, and includes the highest spot in the city. The park was originally landscaped in 1876 by Frederick Law Olmsted, who is best known for New York City’s Central Park.

Mount Royal Park shares... More