Montreal Canada Tourist Information

Montreal Travel Guide

Facing the Saint Lawrence River, this city is the second largest in Canada, and is one of the most dynamic cities in North America. With such a rich history and proud culture, this metropolis entwines old wisdom with modern technology and fashion. The city is bustling, yet very friendly and welcoming.

The neighbourhood of Old Montreal is a favourite with visitors worldwide. The cobbled streets and buildings preserved from the 17th to the 19th centuries provide a picturesque scene and a peek into the city's fascinating history. A stroll in this area will give many opportunities to view and enjoy local artists and performers. There are also several museums, art galleries and restaurants to satisfy any appetite.

St Joseph's Oratory is Canada's largest church and is dedicated to a healer named Brother Andre. There is an interesting display of all the crutches and canes that were cast aside after healings by Brother Andre. The garden in lush and has many varieties of floral specimens from the country. The views from both the church and the garden are spectacular. The Basilique Notre-Dame is also a must see, with Gothic architecture representative of the Victorian era.

Montreal Tourist Attractions

With so many activities, one is never bored, especially during the winter months, making Montreal a place to visit anytime of the year. The most popular sports are cross-country skiing, ice skating and snow boarding. There are instructors available to assist the first-timer and give tips to the advanced participant. In the summer, there's canoeing, kayaking and river surfing on the St Lawrence River.

Transport Around Montreal

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport is only 30 minutes from Montreal's centre and is one of Canada's major international hubs. Frequent flights are available with direct and connecting flights worldwide.

Montreal is one of the safest cities in Canada, but do take precautions at night. Also, it is highly recommended before travelling to a foreign country to take out travel insurance. In the event of an accident or illness, medical expenses can be very costly. Travel insurance can provide you and your family assurance that your trip will be the most memorable.