Top 5 places to visit in Montreal, Canada

Montreal is not only the second largest french speaking city in the world, it makes you feel as if you are in the old continent thanks to its European flair.

Whether you come for a week-end or a longer period of time, there will always be something to see and do.

Check out the Top 5 Places to Visit in Montreal, Canada

Is Montreal, Canada on your travel plans? The second largest French speaking city in the world will charm you and you'll fall for it. From dynamic Downtown Montreal, to Mount-Royal, to Le Plateau Mont-Royal, to Old Montreal and beyond, these top 5 places to visit in Montreal are a must! #montrealphotography #thingstodoinmontreal #quehacerenmontreal #villedemontreal #montreal #montrealcanada #montrealtravel #topthingstoseeinmontreal #montrealtopattractions #travelblog #quefaireamontreal #mtl

If you ever come you will leave with unforgettable memories…

Let’s go!


A visit to Montreal would never be complete without a visit to this haven in the middle of the city.

There are many ways to reach the top of the mountain, if you feel like having a good workout! You can walk, take the bus or drive. I promise that it is well worth it.

Once you arrive at the top, you are rewarded with this view. Isn’t it amazing?

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View of Downtown Montreal from Mt-Royal

2-Old Montreal 

You will be transported back in time and feel as if you’re in Europe with its cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages.

The buildings are so beautiful and rich in history.

Wander through St-Paul, De La Commune, St-Jacques, Ste-Antoine streets among others 🙂

Basilique Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal, Old Montreal, Vieux-Montreal, Quebec, Canada, travel, voyage, photography

Basilique Notre-Dame

Marché Bonsecours, Bonsecours Market, Old Montreal, Vieux-Montréal, Quebec, Canada, travel, voyage, photography

Marché Bonsecours

Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Colorful windows at Palais des Congrès

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Parisian style subway entrance


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Chinatown Gate & Old Montreal in the background

Chinatown is only a few minutes away from Old Montreal. It is not as big as any other Canadian cities like Toronto and Vancouver but it brings that Asian vibe to a multi-cultural & dynamic city.

Go window shopping, have a nice bubble tea, go people watching or have a delicious & inexpensive meal in the many restaurants (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean 😉

Red lanterns, lanternes rouges, chinatown, quartier chinois, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Red lanterns

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Relaxing exercises in Chinatown

4-Plateau Mont-Royal

Le Plateau is one of the hippest and trendiest neighborhoods in the city.

Avenue du Mont-Royal is the main artery. You will find everything from old & new bookshops, countless restaurants (L’Avenue is one of the best places for brunch), boutiques, bakeries and of course, our favorite meeting spots: coffee shops 🙂

Avenue du Mont-Royal, subway station, métro Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Avenue du Mont-Royal subway station

Avenue du Mont-Royal, Le Plateau, Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Avenue du Mont-Royal

5-Downtown Montreal

The heart of the city is at the corner of Ste-Catherine & Peel streets.

Peel, Ste-Catherine street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The heart of the city. Corner of Peel and Ste-Catherine streets.

There is also a great network of tunnels which we call ”La ville souterraine or the underground city” which connects the main buildings to shops, restaurants, subway system, buses and suburb trains.  It is a refuge in the cold winter months and the hot and humid summer days!

Though walking outside is better to truly appreciate and admire the city’s landmarks.

Marie-Reine-Du-Monde Cathedral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Marie-Reine-Du-Monde Cathedral

Édifice Ville-Marie,  Ville-Marie Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Ville-Marie Building

Place et Promenades de la cathédrale, downtown Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Place et Promenades de la Cathédrale

I hope you enjoyed the Top 5 Places to Visit in Montreal, Canada

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I know I left out so many other great neighborhoods that are totally worth visiting but they will be covered later!

Now we’re turning it over to you.

Tell us…

What appeals to you the most?

Doesn’t it make you want to come for a visit? 😉

Til next time!




13 thoughts on “Top 5 places to visit in Montreal, Canada

    • I agree with you. The Olympic Park & Botanical Gardens are lovely too!

      The top 5 was based on location. You can visit them in 1 day.

      However if you have more time, you can go around the city which is really easy by bus or subway.

      Vielen Dank! Thank you for stopping by.

      Kay 🙂

    • Thank you Pola! Glad you liked it! I love Mt-Royal too, have great memories 😉

      I had no idea there was a Parisian style subway entrance in Chicago.

      I’ve yet to visit the windy city!

      Have stopped over on the way to Asia but I guess that doesn’t count ha ha 🙂

    • Thank you, merci! Oh definitely ♥ Les Iles. There are so many other beautiful areas on the island! We are quite fortunate 😉

      Glad you liked it! Whereabouts in Montreal are you?

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Kay 😉

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  2. I remember my father taking me to the top of the Place Ville-Marie to get a night-time view of Montreal. I was six years old and have never forgotten the view. I also loved – and ‘pinned’ the photo of the church with the green patina’d roof. Great post!

    • Thank you so much!

      Yes the view of the city from PVM is simply sensational! There is a club called Altitude or 737 and in the summer you can sit or stand outside while taking in the view 😉

      Thank you so much for pinning the church photo.

      Happy you liked it!

      • Nice post Karla! As I unfortunately found out, Altitude 737 was closed in February 2013 – terrible because it was one of our favorite places to have a beer and enjoy the views. The other Montreal bar with great views was the bar on the top of Hotel de La Montagne…and they also closed this year. I recently did a post on best bars with views in Montreal and they’re all in Old Montreal now…unless you’ve come up with another? Anyway, check out my Montreal posts if you have a chance: I’ll make sure to check out the rest of your site! Great job on the blog! Frank (bbqboy)

      • Thank you for stopping by & updating me! Well I am actually a Montrealer but been traveling around the world and lived in a few countries. Everytime I came back home something changed and other things, places remain the same!

        I will check out your posts.

        Merci 😉

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