Things to Do in Montreal

As the world's second largest French-speaking city, Montreal also offers a little taste of Europe right in America's own backyard.

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Montreal Biosphere

Montreal Biosphere

Built for the 1967 World's Fair, the Montreal Biosphere is now home to an environmental museum that teaches visitors about sustainable development.

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Metro System

Metro System

Montreal's metro subway system transports more than 1 million passengers a day. An unlimited 3-day pass only costs $16. 960 1280

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Montreal Skyline

Montreal Skyline

Downtown Montreal's new skyscrapers mix with Old Montreal's centuries-old architecture for an impressive skyline along the St. Lawrence River. 960 1280

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Smoked Meat

Smoked Meat

Schwartz's Deli is probably Montreal's most famous eatery, known for its giant smoked-meat sandwiches and long lines. 960 1280

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Montreal Museums

Montreal Museums

For museum lovers, Montreal has a bit of everything. The Château Ramezay museum covers 500 years of local history. 960 1280

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River Surfing

River Surfing

Did you know you could surf in Montreal? There are a few spots on the St. Lawrence River with standing waves that you can actually surf! 960 1280

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Atwater Market

Atwater Market

If you're looking for tasty local fish, cheese, produce or baked goods, you can't beat Atwater Farmers’ Market. 960 1280

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Bixi Public Bikes

Bixi Public Bikes

Montreal is a very bike-friendly city, and home to one of the most successful public bike rental systems in the world. 960 1280

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Montreal Street Art

Montreal Street Art

Depending on what neighborhood you're in, you'll often find all kinds of interesting street art, murals and graffiti in Montreal. 960 1280

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Centaur Theatre

Centaur Theatre

A great place to catch an English-language play, the Centaur Theatre in Old Montreal used to be the Old Stock Exchange Building. 960 1280

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Montreal Poutine

Montreal Poutine

Poutine is a favorite French-Canadian late-night snack made with french fries, cheese curds and gravy. 960 1280

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Habitat 67

Habitat 67

This unique housing complex is one of Montreal's most famous landmarks, built in the 1960s by architect Moshe Safdie. 960 1280

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Street Musicians

Street Musicians

You'll find street performers of all kinds on a walk through the busy Place des Arts area of Montreal. 960 1280

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Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica

Another famous Montreal landmark, the Notre-Dame Basilica was built in 1829. Its massive cathedral ceilings and stained-glass windows are a highlight. 960 1280

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Rue Saint-Paul

Rue Saint-Paul

Montreal's oldest street is Rue Saint-Paul, paved in cobblestones and home to many historic buildings such as the Bonsecours Market. 960 1280

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