Mount Royal is a year-round public park atop a 764’ hill. An observatory at the peak gives way to panoramic views of the city and the forested mountain down below. It’s a beautiful walk (or bus ride) and it’s entirely free of charge. If you get up early enough, you can catch the sunrise from atop Mont-Royal.
Food Tours whether guided or unscripted, are a must-do in foodie Montreal. Culinary classes and good eats await you in the city with the most restaurants per capita in North America. Don your eating pants and try the poutine!
Old Montreal is the oldest area of the city, an impressive neighborhood that dates to the 17th century. It is home to Montreal’s largest concentration of historic buildings. Wander around the area and see some of the most magnificent buildings, including the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica. The church sits next to Saint-Sulpice Seminary and faces the Place d’Armes.
Mile End is a small neighborhood filled with trendy boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and cafés. It is also an artist enclave, with galleries, studios, and workshops. Walk around the neighborhood and shop, eat and sip on coffee. Be sure to stop in at St-Viateur Bagel or Fairmount Bagel; two of Montreal’s most famous bagel shops.
Montreal Underground is a network of underground malls, boutiques and food courts. Not only is it an easy way to zip through the busy neighborhood, but it also is a great way to escape the rain and the cold winter. Passageways connect seven metro stations, with the shops and eateries being in between them. It also links some of the downtown area’s major buildings, like the Central Station, Montreal Exchange, Place des Artes, McGill University and Windsor Station.
Amazing Race Montreal is a self-guided tour that involves solving clues to make your way through the city. This is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Montreal. It is a fun and exciting way to visit some of the city’s top landmarks and a great way to get to know the city. Unlike the show, it is not a race, but a fun way to enjoy the city as its key attractions. And, there are a few themed tours to choose from.