With buildings dating back to the 1600s, Old Montreal is a must see. Plan your tour of Vieux-Montréal with this online grand tour and photo gallery.
You don’t have to go far to see the Latin Quarter, because our Montreal hostel is located in the Latin Quarter! The Latin Quarter or Quartier Latin, is where the coolest clubs, bars, restaurants, and shopping are located. There is a large student population here, and it’s a lot of fun!
Montreal Botanical Gardens
“With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world’s largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.”
French: Jardin Botanique
Museum of Archeology and History
Containing artifacts from the First Nations, the museum also features three archaeological sites, the birthplace of Montreal, the city’s first Catholic cemetery, and many other attractions including over 1 million artifacts.
French: Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is one of the best in Canada. There is a pavilion with a focus on Quebec history. If you like museums, don’t miss it!
French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
The Montreal Biodome is a fascinating museum that showcases ecosystems in the America’s including tropical forest, Laurentian Forest, St. Lawrence Marine ecosystem, and the Arctic.
French: Biodôme de Montreal
Montreal’s Chinatown is a great place for walking, shopping and eating. If you like to eat Chinese dim sum and Vietnamese pho, this is the place to go.
French: Le quartier chinois de Montréal
Mount Royal Park
Mount Royal is Montreal’s largest park, designed by the same person who created New York City’s Central Park. Mount Royal Park offers great views of the city (like the photo above), as well as activities, including hiking, biking, beautiful fall foliage, and even cross-country skiing in the winter.
French: Parc du Mont-Royal
Canadian Center for Architecture
The Canadian Center for Architecture is a research center and museum that educates about architecture in society. The collection includes prints and drawings going back to the 15th century.
French: Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Address: 1920, rue Baile, Montreal
With a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, “the Biosphère is an exclusive venue to better understand major environmental issues, including those related to water, air, climate change, sustainable development and responsible consumption.”