Montréal is a city with a rich, complex and diverse history and culture set in a
modern, vibrant city. There is so much to do and so many places to see
that it is difficult to narrow it down to just a few, however some of the
must-sees in the city would have to include:
Notre-Dame Basilica - Basilique Notre-Dame: The oldest catholic church
in North America built in 1656. A magnificent cathedral with an
intricately designed interior including stained glass chronicling the
history of the City.
|Montréal Botanical Gardens - Jardin
Botanique de Montréal: Located in Olympic Park (the site of the 1976
Olympics) the gardens have over 20,000 different plan species in 31
|Biodome de Montréal: Housed
in a former Olympic stadium used in 1976 the Biodome consists of 4 different
ecological habitats: rain forest, polar, marine and forest - where
visitors can see the plants and animals native to each ecosystem. The polar
penguins and puffins and the tropical monkeys and parrots will enthrall children
and adults alike.
|Old Montréal and the Old Port
of Montréal - Vieux Montreal et Vieux-Port de Montréal:
Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the
narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal's famous Parisian-style historic
district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques, sidewalk cafes and
restaurants. The Old Port use to be the hub of the Canadian shipping
industry but now offers many places to walk, bike or shop.
Mont Royal and Parc du Mont Royal: The 764 foot
mountain provides spectacular and panoramic views of the city and the St.
Lawrence River and is a popular spot for
recreational activities. The Park was designed by the creator of New
York's Central Park.
(Planetarium de Montréal): Experience the stars on this 20-foot doomed
|Place des Arts: Montréal's top
performance hall features music, drama and much more.
La Ronde Amusement Park: For the kids in all of
us an amusement park with many thrilling, "white-knuckler" rides and so much to
|Casino de Montréal:
Definitely for the adults, this casino on the Ile Notre-Dame
is the largest in Quebec and one of the ten largest in the world in terms of the
amount of gaming equipment. The excellent live entertainment draws gamblers and
All Photo Credits:
© Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin
Monday, 05 June 2006