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Sightseeing and landmarks in Montreal

Art museums

Art Museum
“A must for art-lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts has amassed centuries' worth of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings and photographs.”
  • 395 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
  • 167 locals recommend
Art Museum
“With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents illustrating Canada’s social, cultural and archaeological history from the 18th century to present day.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Foundation for contemporary art with the mission of giving Montreal the best in international art, for free. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Event Space
“Great venue that can be transformed into anything - it is owned by the city and has to be rented out - but the sky's the limit once you decide to. -C2 MTL - F1”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A great museum in the heart of downtown with interesting exhibits year long.”
  • 2 locals recommend

History museums

Art Museum
“With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents illustrating Canada’s social, cultural and archaeological history from the 18th century to present day.”
  • 58 locals recommend
History Museum
“Archeological museum about Montreal history. This is where I would start, to understand how this place all started. Audio visual presentation, hands on. Located on an actual archeological site.”
  • 116 locals recommend
History Museum
“Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Science Museum
“It houses both ancient and modern artifacts, fossils, and minerals. Exhibits include marine vertebrates with terrestrial ancestors (i.e., whales, sea turtles, seals) and dinosaur specimens, including the skulls of a triceratops and a T-rex! ALWAYS FREE , they recommend voluntary donations of 10$ for adults and 20$ for families. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“Photos & artifacts tell the story of Montréal & its people in a space once used as a fire station. (1.9k)”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“A home of French governors in the early 18th century, this mansion is one of the finest examples from the ancien régime. It was built for the 11th governor, Claude de Ramezay, and includes 15 interconnecting rooms with a ballroom of mirrors, as well as mahogany galore. Ramezay went broke trying to maintain it.”
  • 13 locals recommend
History Museum
“As it name is, Lachine Canal is a recognized historical site located in the southwest of Montreal. The urban route consists of 14.5km which runs from old port of montreal to st. Louis lake. It is also characterized by 5 locks. The most interesting part of this canal is that the linear urban park host a variety of activities throughout the year and tourist or anyone can stroll, cycle, have a picnic or rent a kayak or pedal boat during their visit.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“ Le musée Stewart fait parti de l'ile Saint-Hélène (Bioshère, La Ronde) et le stationnement est 6.50/h ou 19/jours. Préférable de débarquer a la station Jean-Drapeau par le metro. Des bus preuve ensuite vous mener à La plage Jean-Drapeau, La Ronde, Le casino.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Park
“The Chalet is actually not the main attraction, its the 180 degree view of the city. Take Serpentine path , or Camille Houde trail to access the Mont Royal Chalet , the paths along the way will also make you pass by Beaver lake ( how Canadian eh ! ). You can lounge / run / bike here during the summer or have some winter fun on the outdoor ice rink.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Park
“Sizable green space featuring trails, a lake with boat rentals & striking city panoramas.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Well-known lookout spot offering views of the city. You can hike to the spot from several hiking trails situated in Mont-Royal park. There is also the option to drive to the lookout and there is paid parking.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Igloofest - the coldest music festival in the world, brings thousands of electronic music and winter enthusiasts to the Old Port of Montreal.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“The quintessential Montreal experience involves walking down to the port and looking at the city from one of the piers. Lots of attractions year round.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Compared to the rest of the Old Port, a quiet, relaxing spot to take a look at the city lights and contemplate moving to Montreal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“the heart of montreal on the mountain : for walks, jogging, picnics nature and views of downtown.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Plaza
“Créé en 1930, on y trouve une fontaine et un monument à la mémoire de Jean Vauquelin”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“Montréalers are proud of their 'mountain,' the work of New York Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. It's a sprawling, leafy playground that's perfect for cycling, jogging, horseback riding, picnicking, etc.”
  • 455 locals recommend
Historic Site
“a lot of tourist attraction in old Montreal. it's absultly beautiful. street performers old building there is a science museum there as well. food courts and souvenir shops. it's about 30-45 min drive from where your staying but worth It. ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Church
“Montréal's famous landmark, Notre Dame Basilica, is a visually pleasing if slightly gaudy symphony of carved wood, paintings, gilded sculptures and stained-glass windows.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Church
“This church in the heart of old Montreal is a jewel of Quebec Heritage . Oh and also homegirl Celine Dion got married here! I would recommend you walk down the cross street St Sulpice to SSENSE cafe ( 5th floor ) for a UNIQUE coffee shop designed by renowned architect David Chipperfield or walk a little further down to hotel William gray for a meal or a classic Italian coffee shop now also running through them called Olympico. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
History Museum
“Archeological museum about Montreal history. This is where I would start, to understand how this place all started. Audio visual presentation, hands on. Located on an actual archeological site.”
  • 116 locals recommend
History Museum
“Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Igloofest - the coldest music festival in the world, brings thousands of electronic music and winter enthusiasts to the Old Port of Montreal.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the best views of the city is from up here. The mountain is usually bustling with visitors, joggers, bikers, etc.”
  • 34 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“At a 2 minutes walk from the appartment. This is a really impressive 4 foors Library with a kids section where you can have a coffee and read a book.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Library
“Newest library in the city. Steel and glass, tons of study spaces and great vibe.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Library
“Cute public library w/study spaces and tons of audio/visual resources. Used to be an old church building!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Maison de la culture (événements) et emprunt de livres/dvd, session d'ordinateur à la demi heure”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Terrain de foot, de baseball, de pétanque, jeux pour enfants, bibliohtèque et centre culturel.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Good selection of books for kids. You can play to board games on the spot and the kid sections. There are also toys.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Theater
“Great spot to take children. There is a toy corner and lots of board books to look at.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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