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Tourist Attractions

McCord Museum

Founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord, the McCord Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, and appreciation of Canadian history. Home to the epic Notman photographic archives, the museum collection boasts over 1 million irreplaceable objects, images and manuscripts that recount the social and cultural history of Montréal, Québec and Canada. Thanks to its popular and educational exhibitions, visiting the McCord Museum is like taking a step back in time.

690 Sherbrooke West  

Metro: McGill
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/

Email: webmaster@mccord.mcgill.ca

Telephone: 514-398-7100

 

Le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal was founded by the Québec government in 1964. The permanent collection comprises some 7,000 works, including the largest collection of art by Quebecer, Canadian and international artists. Our mission is to promote and preserve contemporary Québec art as well as Canadian and international contemporary art, through exhibitions and numerous other cultural activities. Supported by the Education and Documentation Department, the museum presents a host of educational activities to further familiarize the general public with contemporary art. The museum also stages numerous multimedia events, including performances, new dance, experimental theatre, contemporary music, videos and films. Discover today's art created by living artists using the most current media.

 

185 Sainte-Catherine West    
Metro: Place-des-Arts
Website: http://www.macm.org
Email: info@macm.org
Telephone: 514-847-6226

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Founded in 1861, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts now has a collection of more than 30,000 objects, some of them dating back to Antiquity. Proud to be able to make the inestimable wealth of the universal artistic heritage accessible to the public, the Museum is constantly adding to its collection of paintings, sculptures, graphic works, photos and decorative works of art from the four corners of the planet. Come and discover art in all its forms, and enjoy free access to the Museum's permanent exhibit rooms, among other things.

1380 Sherbrooke West

Metro: Guy-Concordia

Website: http://www.mbam.qc.ca/fr/index.html

Telephone: 514-285-2000

 

Museum Pointe-à-Callière

Montreal museum of archeology and history

350, Place-Royale (west of De la Commune street, in Old Montréal)
Metro: Place-d'Armes
Telephone: 514-872-9150

 

 

The Montréal Botanical Garden

The Montréal Botanical Garden is a jewel in the city's crown, known worldwide for its beauty. With its 22,000 species and cultivars of plants, 10 exhibition greenhouses, the Tree House and some thirty outdoor gardens over 75 hectares, it's also the ideal place to get in touch with nature and all its beauties.

 

4101 Sherbrooke Street East
Metro: Pie IX

Website: http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/menu.htm

Email: jardin_botanique@ville.montreal.qc.ca
Telephone : 514 872-1400

 

 

Montréal Biodome

The Montréal Biodome is much more than a zoo – it lets you be totally immersed in different ecosystems! Visit the flora and fauna of a South American tropical rainforest, the Laurentian forest, the Saint-Lawrence marine ecosystem, and the Artic and Antarctic. As you walk through each section, you'll see foreign plants, three-toed sloths, exotic parrots, beavers, wildcats, rays, and even penguins, all in a living re-creation of their natural habitats.

 

4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Metro : Viau
Website: http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/biodome/
Email: biodome@ville.montreal.qc.ca
Telephone: 514-868-3000

 

Montréal Casino

The Montréal casino sits elegantly on Île Notre-Dame in the renovated French and Québec pavilions of Expo '67. Not only does it offer 3,200 slot machines, 120 gaming tables, a keno lounge, and a Royal Ascot electronic horse racing track, but you can also dine in one of 4 restaurants, have a drink in one of 4 bars, or take in a show in the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the casino is always ready for you to come and enjoy yourself.  

 

 

1, avenue du Casino

Website : http://www.casinosduquebec.com/montreal/en/home

Email: mtlsacren@casino.qc.ca

Telephone : 514 392-2746 or 1 800 665-2274

 

 

Mont Royal Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted — the landscape architect who created New York City's Central Park — Mont Royal Park was officially opened in 1876. To this day, it remains the crowning jewel of Montréal. Start your visit at Smith House to learn about the history of the mountain, then pick your activity according to the season. Snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, biking – or just plain walking. The view won't disappoint.

 

1260 Remembrance Road
Website: http://www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/en/learn-about-mount-royal/homepage.sn

Email: info@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Telephone: 514-843-8240

 

 

Notre-Dame Basilica

Located in Old Montréal, this church is a stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture. You'll be awed by the grand vaulted ceilings painted a deep blue with golden stars. Be delighted by the extraordinary stained glass windows depicting scenes from the religious history of Montréal.

Built in the 1820s, the Notre-Dame Basilica also features hundreds of wood carvings, and a pipe organ with four keyboards, 97 stops, and almost 7,000 pipes!


Metro: Place-d'Armes
Website: http://www.basiliquenddm.org/
Email: info@basiliquenddm.org
Telephone: 514-842-2925 or 1-866-842-2925

 

Montréal Olympic Park

The Montréal Olympic Park complex is a daring architectural design originally built to accommodate the 1976 Summer Games. Since then, over 100 million people have visited the Park to admire the magnificent views from the Observatory, located atop the world's tallest inclined tower, or to attend a special event at the Stadium.


4141, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Metro: Viau and Pie IX
Website: http://www.parcolympique.qc.ca/en/olympic-stadium/
Email : reservation@rio.gouv.qc.ca
Telephone: 514-252-4737 or 1-877-997-0919

 

Montréal Science Centre

The mission of the Montréal Science Centre is to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future.

The Montréal Science Centre is for anyone interested in science and technology and who wants to make it a dynamic and interactive experience.

The objectives of the Montréal Science Centre:

  • Develop the culture of science and technology
  • Develop a taste for careers in science and technology
  • Collaborate in training educators
  • Promote the knowledge and know-how of local businesses

Website: http://www.montrealsciencecentre.com/home.html

Email: informations@vieuxportdemontreal.com

Telephone : 514-496-4724 or 1-877-496-4724

 

 

Credit : © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin

Old Montréal and Old Port
The Old Port is a 2.5-km-long recreational and tourist park and boardwalk with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities from cruises, exhibitions, events, to restaurants, bars and clubs.

 

Website: www.oldportofmontreal.com or www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca

 

 

Chinatown
Stroll through Montréal's Chinatown located at La Gauchetière St. and south of St. Laurent Blvd. with many restaurants and food markets to discover!

 

 

 

Montréal on Wheels

Have fun "rolling along" the Lachine canal, the St-Lawrence River, the Olympic stadium and Mont Royal. Rent a bike, inline skates or an electric scooter.

27 rue De la Commune East
Metro: Place d'Armes or Champ de Mars
Website: http://www.caroulemontreal.com
Email: info@caroulemontreal.com
Telephone: 514-866-0633

 

Saint-Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
One of the world's most visited shrines with a 97m dome.

 

3800, Queen-Mary Rd    
Metro: Côte-des-Neiges

Website: http://www.saint-joseph.org/en_1001_index.php

Email: pereweb@saint-joseph.org

Telephone: 514-733-8211

 

 

Credit : © Ville de Montréal, Johanne Palasse

Parc Jean-Drapeau
A jewel set amidst the St-Lawrence River, there is a lot to do on this park made of two islands:

  • Ile Notre-Dame
    Entirely man-made, this island was built for the 1967 World Fair, using landfill from construction of the metro.
    • Casino de Montréal
    • Bike or skate on the Gilles-Villeneuve race track used for the Montréal Formula 1 Grand-Prix in June
    • Sandy beach with "A" rated water quality

Metro: Jean-Drapeau

 

IMAX

See the latest IMAX film projected on a seven-story screen, a Canadian technology

King Edward Pier    
Telephone: 514-496-4629

 

Shopping Districts

  • Ste-Catherine Street
    Downtown street in the East-West axis, lined with a multitude of boutiques.


  • St-Denis Street
    Part of the Quartier latin, St-Denis (North-South) is always very animated. North of Square St-Louis, cafés, boutiques and fine restaurants are lined in one of the best places to shop or to sit at a terrace and people-watch!


  • St-Laurent Boulevard
    Various multiethnic stores can be found on the Main (North-South), also famous for its nightlife between Laurier and Sherbrooke.


  • Greene Avenue in Westmount
    Fashionable boutiques, superb art galleries and antique shops line Greene Avenue, in the western part of Montréal.

Underground pedestrian

On a rainy day, explore 32 kilometres (20 miles) of brightly lit, scrupulously clean passageways connecting downtown shopping malls, métro stations, office buildings and some hotels including the Queen Elizabeth hotel.

  Underground Pedestrian Network



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