Montréal’s tourism site does a great job of giving you an overview of what to do and where to go. We provide this and other web links and applications to help you plan your travel.
The Montréal Delta is quite centrally located and within walking distance of many city attractions, great restaurants and shopping, and terrific nightlife hot spots. Take a walk and see what makes a great city great….it’s not just history and architecture, it’s great people too!
These applications works with iPhone or Android. Not only do they provide you with a map, but will also help you plan out your walking tour. Additionally, iGotcha Montréal and GuidePal for Android are GPS based and will indicate the proximity of each establishment (restaurants to theatres) from your current location.
Old Montreal! Step back into the 17th & 18th century while visiting great boutiques, restaurants, and variety of museums. You’ll definitely want to plan to stay the evening and see the light show at Notre Dame Basilica. In this self-guided tour, you can check out places to visit in Old Montréal. Don’t forget to visit the port, and perhaps take a cruise while you're there.
Make for a Museum
Montréal is known for its support for the arts and culture. With over 38 museums, most everyone can find a museum (or two or three) to match their art, history, or cultural interests. Check out the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Botanical Garden, or the Montreal Insectarium. Especially interesting is theMontreal Biodome, which recreates the world’s major ecosystems, from Rainforests, to Sub-Polar regions. If none of these interests you, you can find fact sheets on 34 other museums at this website. If you’re thinking of visiting several museums, you may can save money by buying a Montreal Museums Pass.
Hike to the Mont Royal Summit
Hiking is a great work out, but you can rent a bike or take a bus if you’d rather. No matter how you get there, you can’t beat the view or the attractions. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (of NYC Central Park fame), it’s an emerald jewel in the heart of Montréal.
But Wait, There’s More
Festivals, shows, and special exhibits abound in Montréal: Search for events to suit your taste at the Montréal tourism website.
Leave your diet at home. After New York, Montréal has more restaurants per capita than in other city in North America. Take advantage of the June weather and picnic at Mount Royal Park. You can pick up wine, cheese and other great foodstuff at one of the city’s many public markets. If picnicking isn’t for you, try one of the city's five-star restaurants. You can check out your dining options by visiting the Montreal Tourism site.
ShoppingStart saving now! For a variety of shopping – reasonable to expensive, department stores to trendy boutiques – head for Sainte-Catherine Street, you can spend the entire day visiting store after store. But if the weather is too hot or too wet for you, head underground. With over 18 miles of pedestrian walkways linking restaurants, boutiques, movie theatres and exhibition halls, shopping Underground Montreal will keep you busy all day. In fact, you may want to go if the weather is good!
General Travel Links
Yelp! This great site might make you yelp, or perhaps shout for joy. Yelp provides you with reviews on everything from restaurants and shopping to nightlight and spas. You can not only browse by general category (such as restaurants), but also browse more specifically, including by type (bistro) and by food (Belgian). You can also download their free app to help you choose the best comedy club. Bookmark this site for when you travel to other major US or European cities.