Visit Montreal

  • Founded in 1642, Montreal is a multicultural metropolis with a rich history in the province of Quebec.

    Montreal: Discover a festive and cosmopolitan city

    No matter the time of year, there's no shortage of things to do in Montreal.

    Its summertime festivals draw thousands of locals and tourists to the city streets. If you’re a music lover, Montreal’s yearly jazz festival is the largest in the world. For an adrenalin rush, the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix race will satisfy your need for speed.

    Those looking for winter fun can skate on a frozen lake, slide or go cross-country skiing in a park, or chill out at the Montréal en Lumière festival that fuses art, food and free outdoor activities for all ages. Sports enthusiasts can catch a Canadiens match at the Bell Centre during hockey season.

  • Families will love all the popular kid-friendly attractions and activities Montreal has to offer, like the Montreal Biodome and the Old Port’s Science Centre, SOS Labyrinthe, zip line, Ferris wheel and aerial obstacle course. And if you want to unwind, have a picnic, enjoy a gentle hike or see the best views of the skyline, nothing beats Mount Royal, a true natural sanctuary in the heart of the city.  

    Hungry for more? As Canada's foodie capital, Montreal has the most restaurants per capita in the country. Old Montreal is brimming with tasty options that are sure to please, from food trucks and cafés to restaurants serving local and international specialties. Bon appétit! 

  • Beyond Montreal

    Montreal is a gateway to the wide-open spaces, vast forests, magnificent lakes and scenic coastlines Quebec is known for. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle for adventures in the heart of nature: venture to the Eastern Townships for all-season outdoor activities, follow the St. Lawrence River to Saguenay and its famous fjord, go whale watching on the North Shore, and explore the historic gardens and rugged beauty of the Gaspé Peninsula, plus all the islands, historic towns and national parks along the way.

    And that’s not all! Read on for more about road Trips from Montreal.

Canada deals year-round

  • Spring

    See the budding trees and blossoming flowers, and soak up the sun while biking around town or sitting on a terrace.


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  • Summer

    The hottest months get even steamier in the city! Enjoy free outdoor summer activities, festivals and concerts set against a green, sunlit backdrop.

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  • Fall

    Fall for the colourful landscape strolling through city parks, and feel the crisp autumn air perusing outdoor markets for seasonal produce.


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  • Winter

    Even though it’s chilly out, bundle up and enjoy the stunning snowy scenery and the array of winter activities and festivals in the city.

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