The second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal is a destination that combines cosmopolitan chic with old town charm. Montreal holidays make great city breaks, offering travellers gorgeous a cityscape and various culinary delights.
Things to Do in Montreal
- Lined with colonial buildings, boutique shops, open-air bars, and boasting the breath-taking Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montreal is the ideal place to spend a day or two.
- With an impressive underground network of shopping malls and restaurants, Downtown Montreal offers a truly unique shopping experience.
- A hit with kids and adults alike, the Montreal Science Centre features a number of interesting displays and interactive learning games.
- A local culinary favourite, poutine is a tasty snack of chips with gravy and cheese curds.
Best Time to Visit
Sep-Oct: The weather is cool and crisp and the city looks lovely under the fallen leaves. However most of the city’s festivals take place during the summer, which is also peak season. Summers are generally quite hot and humid, while winters can get very cold with snow.
Visit from June to July for the Montreal International Fireworks Competition. Be dazzled by masters in pyrotechnics from around the globe at La Ronde Amusement Park.
Take a trip around late June for the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. North America’s largest jazz event, this festival features over 400 hundred shows – most of them are free!
Why We Love It"Montreal is such a beautiful destination, it’s probably the most European out of Canada’s cities. A visit to Old Montreal is a must. The Notre-Dame Basilica is just stunning."
Orla Tooher, Sales Executive