Sightseeing in Montreal
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Montreal's popular Jean-Drapeau Park, located on the Saint Lawrence River, is the city's largest park, making it the perfect spot to host many cultural and sporting events.
Visitors traveling on Montreal's metro can hop out at the Bonaventure station to see the Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde or Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World.
The Biosphere, located at Pac Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island, was the former United States pavilion for the 1967 World Fair Expo in 1967. It is now an interactive museum dedicated to major environmental issues related to water, climate change, air, eco-technologies and sustainable development.
Montreal has dozens of museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts (pictured), Museum of Archaeology and History, Chateau Ramezay Museum and McCord Museum of Canadian History.
Montreal's Olympic Stadium was built for the 1976 Summer Games and is now the place for sports enthusiasts to catch a football, baseball or soccer game.
The Montreal Insectarium, one of the most popular tourist attractions, is the largest insectarium in North America. It features a large quantity of insects from all around the world, including both live and dead insect collections of butterflies, bees and ants.
Atwater Market, a farmers' market located in Montreal's Saint-Henri neighborhood, has an interior and outdoor market that sells flowers, seafood, cheese, wine, produce and much more.
Place des Arts is a major performing arts center in Montreal. It's home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Opera de Montreal, and apparently it's also a great place to hang relax and catch some rays.
Montreal Casino, located on Notre Dame Island, is the largest casino in Canada and of the largest casinos in the world. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patrons 18 years old or older.
Pick up some fresh veggies at Jean Talon Market. The open-air market stays open year-round and has 300 vendors, mostly farmers from the countryside around Montreal.
Travelers who visit Montreal during the winter can go ice skating at the Bonsecours Basin's outdoor skating rink. It's a perfect spot for a date and casual Sunday strollers.
Montreal's riverfront welcomes over 7 million visitors per year. Old Port was once a French fur traders post in 1611. Now it's the site for the Bonsecours Market, walking, cycling, roller-blading, and multiple cultural events.
Architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchinson were the masterminds behind the 5-storey Montreal City Hall building, built between 1872 and 1878.
The Montreal Botanical Garden is 185 acres of thematic gardens and greenhouses, including the Japanese Gardens' beautiful waterfalls and magnolias.
The Notre-Dame Basilica, located in the historic district of Old Montreal, has some of the most dramatic Gothic Revival architecture in history. The grand and colorful interior, which includes stained glass windows that depict scenes from the city's religious history.