Overview Montreal

Visiting Montreal

One of the most important commercial and cultural cities in North America, Montreal provides many attractions for travelers in this Canadian city. Located in the province of Quebec, hotels and flights can be fairly cheap, making it a top destination for both international and domestic tourists. As the largest French-speaking city in North America, and second in the world, the city is popular with many cosmopolitan vacationers. Located largely on Montreal Island, the city offers any type of trip you want- be it through food, museums, or sports.

Many visitors are attracted to Old Montreal for its impressive architecture and vast cathedrals such at the Notre-Dame Basilica. Some of the buildings in the old city date back to the 17th century, making it a hot spot for history buffs. Outdoor activities are also popular in... Read More
One of the most important commercial and cultural cities in North America, Montreal provides many attractions for travelers in this Canadian city. Located in the province of Quebec, hotels and flights can be fairly cheap, making it a top destination for both international and domestic tourists. As the largest French-speaking city in North America, and second in the world, the city is popular with many cosmopolitan vacationers. Located largely on Montreal Island, the city offers any type of trip you want- be it through food, museums, or sports.

Many visitors are attracted to Old Montreal for its impressive architecture and vast cathedrals such at the Notre-Dame Basilica. Some of the buildings in the old city date back to the 17th century, making it a hot spot for history buffs. Outdoor activities are also popular in this area, anything from golf courses to beaches are accessible by public transport. Foodies can rejoice too, as there are an abundance of great restaurants and markets throughout the city.

If reading this still doesn’t have you convinced of the beauty of this city, have a look at some photos provided by our members from across the globe. Montreal is a cultural gem that should not be missed by any sightseer.    Close

Stories and Tips Montreal

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Le Métro De Montréal

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 18 Jul, 2012

The traffic, the pedestrians, the weird speed limits that are in kilometers per hour rather than miles per hour, and the numerous amount of bikers on the roads make any American driver frustrated while in Montréal. Save your gas and sanity; take the métro.My…Read More


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Driving to Montréal

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 15 Jul, 2012

I dreamed of visiting Montréal ever since I started learning French when I was in high school. When I was deployed to Afghanistan last year, I promised myself that I would visit Canada before I turned 30 (I am 29 when I wrote this).…Read More


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Montreal impressions

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 31 Mar, 2011

Montreal, pretty much as expected, appears more European than Toronto. It's not just the fact that it's very French spoken, but also the old town – Vieux Montreal – with some buildings dating as far back as 17th century, and quite a few from the…Read More


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Montreal with Friends, Part 2

Written by tvordj on 12 Nov, 2009

Friday was another nice day. Cold but not raining. We were waiting for a friend of Graham's to arrive after noon. She was driving over from Quebec City as well! We had some time to kill in the morning so we walked into Old Montreal,…Read More


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Montreal with Friends, Part 1

Written by tvordj on 12 Nov, 2009

Thursday and Friday were spent mainly hanging out with friends. Thursday, a couple i knew were driving over from Quebec City. We had our breakfast and returned to the room to wait. They had hoped to get there by noon but were a bit later…Read More


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Touring Montreal

Written by tvordj on 12 Nov, 2009

Wednesday seemed like it would be sunny overall so we thought this would be the day to take a bus tour of the city to see a bit more. We booked through Grayline via the concierge at the hotel. They offer hotel pickup but the…Read More


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Fine Arts, Shopping and Wahey, the Habs

Written by tvordj on 12 Nov, 2009

Tuesday morning was overcast and a bit rainy so we thought it would be the best time to visit the Beaux Arts museum on Sherbrooke street West. We went for the included breakfast first, in the hotel lobby restaurant and filled up on omelets and…Read More


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Bruised and Battered in Montreal

Written by tvordj on 12 Nov, 2009

I've spent very little time in the great city of Montreal in the past so wanted to get to know it a bit better. We booked a week at the Embassy Suites by Hilton which is on the doorstep of Old Montreal and were all…Read More


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Montréal I Waited A Long Time to See You

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 03 Nov, 2008

MontréalI always felt like I missed an opportunity to visit Montréal with my good friends Kim and Myra. They had made the trip to Montréal for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and I didn’t join them. When they returned to Pittsburgh, I enviously listened…Read More


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Idle Banter

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 27 Jul, 2005

Our host on board was an older Indian gentleman whom we affectionately referred to as "Mr. Gomes". Whether this was his name or not, I had no idea, but I heard Tom call him that once, and it caught on. He was a thin, wiry…Read More


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