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Montreal is an amazing city that has so much to offer to any traveler. A city that is rich in history, offers amazing shopping, great food at every corner and some of the best museums in Canada.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

14 Places

3 City Tips

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14 Places

Day 1

Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Restaurants

Old Montreal

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Notre-Dame Basilica

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals

Montreal Science Centre

Science Museums, Speciality Museums

Place Jacques-Cartier

Battlefields, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Crescent Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 2

Cosmos Snack Bar

Restaurants

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

Art Museums

Villa du Souvlaki

Restaurants

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals

Saint Laurent Boulevard

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 3

Rue Ste.-Catherine

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Hotels

Schwartz's

Restaurants

JoannaMcKay's City Tips

  • Most people speak English but don't be surprised if some don't! Knowing a few key phrases may go a long way!
  • Parking is expensive and not always easy to find, when possible take the metro.
  • Poutine and smoked meat are a MUST.
    Day 1
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    Vieux-Port Steakhouse
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Canadian)
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    The Vieux Port offers an amazing brunch buffet that has every breakfast and lunch item you could think of- from omelettes to roast beef this spot is worth the money and has ambiance to boot.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • You may want to reserve as weekends are always busy, on special occasions they have 2 seatings, call ahead to be sure.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #135 of 4,224 restaurants in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great restaurant in a great city 18/06/2018
    • First Summer Terrace supper 18/06/2018
    • Vieux-Port Steakhouse
    Address:
    39, Saint-Paul Street East
    Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1G2
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-866-3175
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$42
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:30 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Old Montreal
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and a couple hours to enjoy this amazing area of Montreal. Steeped in history and architecture, the Old City is a must see for every visitor. Check out the many restaurants, walk by the water and take a horse and carriage ride in this historical gem.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not a driving city😡 18/06/2018
    • Worth the walk 18/06/2018
    • Old Montreal
    Phone:
    +1 877-820-2453
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Notre-Dame Basilica
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    An amazing piece of Montreal history as well as as an awesome piece of architecture. Entrance is minimal and worth every cent. Check out the opening hours online as this is still a church and sometimes may be hosting weddings, baptisms and funerals.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Aura- Fantastic Light Show- Not to be Missed! 18/06/2018
    • Like to be in heaven 18/06/2018
    • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Address:
    110 Notre-Dame Street West
    Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-842-2925
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 - 16:00
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 16:30
    Sat
    08:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Montreal Science Centre
    Science Museums, Speciality Museums
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    If you have kids this may be the spot for you. They have 3D movie(s) and an interactive permanent exhibit as well as a many different travelling exhibits. Check out their website to what is on now!

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Near the water so it is a great meeting point.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Much too little for the money 19/05/2018
    • Slightly dissapointing 28/04/2018
    • Montreal Science Centre
    Address:
    2, de la Commune Street West
    Quai King-Edward
    Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-496-4724
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Place Jacques-Cartier
    Battlefields, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    The true heart of the Old Port, in the summer it will be closed to vehicles and always had many different artists and musicians.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the fireworks competition during the summer, visit Lotto Quebec for more info- usually on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Buskers! 08/06/2018
    • Like walking back in time 27/05/2018
    • Place Jacques-Cartier
    Address:
    Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-866-3471
    Other:
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    Crescent Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    End your first night on Crescent Street, definitely a touristy spot, but if there is any festival or event in town, Crescent Street is where the action is at. Plus, there are many reasonable priced restaurants that have terraces, a favorite of all Montreal locals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome!!!! 18/06/2018
    • Missing the glory of the days of old but still very interesting 18/06/2018
    • Crescent Street
    Address:
    Sherbrooke St south to de la Gauchetiere
    Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-379-4020
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Cosmos Snack Bar
    Restaurants (Diner, Canadian)
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    It does not get more "local" than Cosmos, this NDG gem is the definition of a greasy spoon! There are literally about 10 seats in this place and it attracts all kinds, so if you want good food and entertainment, this is an amazing spot.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The mish mash is the way to go!
    From the community
    Ranked #1,299 of 4,224 restaurants in Montreal
    • Basic, Iconic, Classic.....Worth the trip 03/03/2018
    • A Montreal tradition 22/12/2017
    • Cosmos Snack Bar
    Address:
    5843 Sherbrooke St. West
    Montreal, Quebec H4A 1X4
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-486-3814
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    07:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
    Art Museums
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    The MMFA has a fantastic permanent collection. It also has amazing traveling exhibits and is usually one of they only places in Canada that is lucky enough to get them!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Check the hours and rates on the website.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always love going to the Museum of Fine Arts 18/06/2018
    • Chagall Exh 18/06/2018
    • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
    Address:
    1380 Sherbrooke W
    Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-285-2000
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    10:00 - 21:00
    Thu - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Villa du Souvlaki
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Greek)
    JoannaMcKay Says:

    BEST souvlaki you will ever eat! Worth the trip to NDG; the tzatiki and fries will keep you coming back...

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • after lunch take a walk east and check out the lovely neighborhood of Westmount.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,145 of 4,224 restaurants in Montreal
    • Disappointed 21/02/2018
    • Quick Comfort! 15/02/2018
    • Villa du Souvlaki
    Address:
    5347 Sherbrooke West
    Montreal, Quebec H4A 1V2
    Canada
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    Boasts a great view, an awesome church and an amazing garden. A beautiful sight in upper Westmount.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Incredible structure, beautiful gardens & spectacular views! 18/06/2018
    • Truly spectacular 18/06/2018
    • Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
    Address:
    3800 Queen Mary Road
    Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-733-8211
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Saint Laurent Boulevard
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    If you want a nice place to eat and a place to have a few drinks after, this is the spot for you! This street has many restos and bars that will cater to every taste and budget.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Pedestrian Walk 18/06/2018
    • Mural 2018 10/06/2018
    • Saint Laurent Boulevard
    Address:
    St-Lawrence River north to city limits
    Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-845-4716
  • Day 3
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    Rue Ste.-Catherine
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    Take one day to just shop- this street has several stores and is the gateway to the under ground city which has hundreds of stores that cater to all tastes and budgets.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 433 things to do in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walking, shopping and counting your steps!@@ 18/06/2018
    • Must take a stroll 18/06/2018
    • Rue Ste.-Catherine
    Address:
    at Westmount
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    Other:
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
    Hotels
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    Check out this fancy spot for high tea- a landmark on Sherbrooke Street and the perfect treat after a day of shopping.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • call to make a reservation
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 166 Hotels in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must stay 17/06/2018
    • Fantastic Honeymoon Welcome 10/06/2018
    • The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
    Address:
    1228 Sherbrooke St. West
    Montreal, Quebec H3G 1H6
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 855-821-4553
    Other:
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    Schwartz's
    Restaurants (Canadian, Deli)
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    JoannaMcKay Says:

    Best smoked meat ever! This will not disappoint- make sure you budget time to stand in line as there is always one outside this hotspot.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #185 of 4,224 restaurants in Montreal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Smoke meat heaven. 18/06/2018
    • Best Old Fashion Smoke Meat in Canada 18/06/2018
    • Schwartz's
    Address:
    3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd
    North of rue Prince-Arthur
    Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 514-842-4813
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:30 - 00:30
    Fri
    10:30 - 01:30
    Sat
    10:30 - 02:30
    Other:
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