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Travel to Montreal

The top sights, highlights, tours & travel itinaries curated by our Travel Experts.

Travel to Montreal on Vacation

Planning to travel to Montreal? With Tourlane, it’s easy to book your flights, transfers, accommodation, and guides, all in one place. This little slice of Europe is a glamorous French-infused city that will steal your heart from the moment you arrive. As you wander the streets, you’ll be delighted with Montreal’s old-world charm, impressive architecture, vibrant arts and culture scene, fabulous shopping, and a certain joie de vivre that makes it one of the finest cities in the world. Our Travel Experts will create a tailor-made Montreal experience based on your personal travel needs and their insider tips. Start planning your Montreal vacation now!

Top Things to Do During Your Montreal Vacation

1. Old Montreal

For a taste of the city's French heritage, every trip to Montreal starts with a stroll through Old Montreal, or Vieux Montreal as the French-speaking population calls it. It's the perfect mix of old and new, showcasing the city's historic past along with its contemporary present, from its food and culture to its modern skyscrapers. This lively district has something for everyone from impressive architectural gems like the stately Notre-Dame Basilica to the quaint restaurants and outdoor entertainment on the terraces of Place Jacques-Cartier to the bustling activity on the cobblestones of Rue St. Paul.

2. Mount Royal

Mount Royal (Mont-Royal), affectionately called the Mountain by Montreal locals, is a large hill located in the center of Montreal. As the highest point in Montreal, it houses the famous Mount Royal Park and offers stunning panoramic views. Head to the Camilien-Houde or Kondiaronk Chalet lookouts to spot attractions like the Olympic Stadium, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, and the St. Lawrence River. If you look carefully on a clear day, you can even glimpse part of Vermont in the United States!

3. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Located in the historic Golden Square Mile neighborhood on Sherbrook Street, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is one of Canada's most prestigious cultural institutions. Founded in 1860, the MMFA is one of the best places in North America to experience fine arts in all its many forms. Discover its unique encyclopedic collection spread out across five pavilions, including more than 45,000 works of artistic disciplines spanning from antiquity to contemporary Canadian superstars.

4. Space for Life

The Montreal Space for Life offers the opportunity to experience nature and biodiversity from a whole new perspective. Located in the Olympic Park, this impressive natural sciences museum complex brings together four of Montreal's top venues in a single place. You can visit a tropical rainforest ecosystem in the Biodome, view colorful jewel-toned beetles on display at the Insectarium, wander through the immense greenhouses and winding paths of the Botanical Garden, and embark on an immersive adventure of the universe at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

5. Bota Bota

Treat yourself to a spa day with the soft symphony of waves lapping in the background aboard the luxury liner Bota Bota. This vintage ferry-turned-floating-spa designed by Sid Lee Architecture can be found in Montreal's old port. The ship features five decks, offering relaxing treatments from seaweed wraps and massages to an open-air whirlpool and cocktail bar. Less

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