A trip to Canada isn’t complete without a Montreal holiday. A city of entertainment, exhilarating nightlife, and extravagant architecture—welcome to the 24/7 of Montreal. Hosting over a 100 music, dance, food and art festivals a calendar year, including one the world’s best jazz events, Canada’s second-biggest city exudes cultural charm. After a day on your feet strolling the cobbled streets of Old Montreal, or a hike up a mountain in the middle of a city, feast on poutine or fine cuisine and get ready for an evening of cultural excellence. Travel to Montreal to enjoy your personalised trip with Tourlane, our Travel Experts will plan and book your dream holiday – all you to have to do is relax and enjoy.
Notre-Dame de Montreal
Over fifteen times the size of a double-decker bus, the towers of Notre-Dame de Montreal present a beautiful exterior on the corner of Saint Laurent Boulevard. The astounding gothic revival architecture awaits your attention upon entering this marvel completed in 1829. The stained-glass windows, stately organ, and blue and gold lighting invite your eyes to wander at beauty so intricately inscribed— it’s an unmissable Montreal holiday sight.
Hike Mount Royal to enjoy sweeping views of the port city of Montreal among nature. A modest-sized mountain found within the city, Mount Royal has three peaks that range from 200 to 235 metres. Birdwatch as you make your way up, pausing to enjoy a picnic at one of several viewing spots found among woodlands considered by locals to be the “backyard of Montreal.”
Nicknamed the “Big O” due to its shape, the Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose venue that hosts open-air concerts, sports, and winter activities. Any time of year you can enjoy a highlight occasion worthy of such a stadium hosting. At the adjacent Montreal Tower, the observatory offers 360-degree views of the city, as well as excellent views of the stadium, designed by Roger Tallibert.
The cobblestone streets of Old Montreal reflect a period of 17th-century settlement that’s full of charm. Walk towards the Saint Lawrence waterfront to enjoy a glass of chardonnay in a setting with a European feel after visiting a slew of art galleries that range from classical to post-modern. The boutiques of Old Montreal provide an indulgence equal to the cuisine you’ll enjoy on a food tour that includes smoked meat followed by a sweet fruit crepe with an aperitif. No Montreal holiday is complete without a visit to this enchanting and chic neighbourhood.
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