Welcome to MontrĂ©al
Tourisme MontrĂ©al is delighted to welcome you to our city and weâ€™ve grouped together all the information youâ€™ll need to help you plan your stay. Youâ€™ll find general information about MontrĂ©al, ideas for fun free-time activities, plus tips on getting here and getting around.
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Top 10 reasons why youâ€™ll love MontrĂ©al
Life is just one, big festival
Jazz, comedy, fireworks, film, tango, fringe theater, fine cuisineâ€¦ MontrĂ©al has a festival for almost anything you can think of. Thereâ€™s always something going on and the party is open to all.
Diet is a four-letter word
When it comes to food, MontrĂ©al is the city of indulgence. With more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in North Americaâ€”everything from gourmet fast food to culinary feastsâ€”resisting temptation is simply futileâ€¦ and foolish!
We were green before green was cool
With 620 miles of bike paths, a great water playground called the St. Lawrence River, 1,000 parks,12 golf courses within 20 minutes of downtown and a mountain right in the middle of the city, MontrĂ©al is the ideal city to enjoy the great outdoors.
European charm meets North American vibe
Think Europe without the euro! MontrĂ©al offers Old World flair mixed with New World energy, 17th-century colonial architecture sharing the same skyline with sleek high-rises, plus an eclectic blend of cultural influences from all over the world.
Itâ€™s a beautiful day in our neighborhoods
From historic Old MontrĂ©al to the trendy Plateau to family-friendly HoMa, charming Little Italy and a safe, always happening downtown core, thereâ€™s lots to explore and lots of ways to get up close and personal with the locals, all within safe walking distance.
We never close
Happy hour at 5? Concert at 8? Dinner at 11? Follow it up with casino night or maybe a live music venue, cool lounge, hot club, trendy after-hours partyâ€”or all of the above. And donâ€™t forget the 5 a.m. breakfast to keep you going!
From famous upscale brands to trendy local designers, MontrĂ©al is a treasure trove of fashion, antiques, home decor, jewelry, trinkets and original gifts. From downtown chic to neighborhood niche, youâ€™ll find it all.
Lingering is encouraged
Grab a seat on an outdoor terrace or at a trendy wine bar. Order a cafĂ© au lait or Sauvignon Blanc. Watch the beautiful people go by. Chat up your neighbor. Order dessert. Chat up your other neighbor. Repeat as desired.
We know how to entertain
Any time is showtime in MontrĂ©al. On any given night, you can have your pick of modern or classical dance, opera, symphony, theater, circus, rock concert, cabaret, jazzâ€¦
That certain â€śje ne sais quoiâ€ť
Is it the mix of French roots, British heritage and North American upbringing? Is it the everpresent joie de vivre around every street corner? Is it the subtle sophistication which made us North Americaâ€™s first UNESCO City of Design? Is it the food, the culture, the architectureâ€¦ or all of the above? You be the judge!