Wander through the historic buildings of Old Montréal or enjoy the variety of skyscrapers downtown. Montréal is a wonderful city to discover. Enjoy the plethora of sports available here such as ice skating, water sports or cross-country skiing.
The airport is only a short 20 minute journey away from the centre of the city so arrange car hire and explore the region of Quebec thoroughly.
Things to See and Do in Montréal
Montréal’s Jardin Botanique is the third-largest in the world, after London’s Kew Gardens and Berlin’s Botanischer Garten. A popular draw is the landscaped Japanese Garden with traditional pavilions, a tearoom and art gallery. Enjoy the rose beds, the climate-controlled greenhouse cacti, banana trees and different species of orchid.
The twinning of Montréal with Shanghai gave impetus to plant a Chinese Garden in the city. Features such as the Ming-dynasty garden around Lac de Rêve and the Maison de l’Arbre are just a sample of the wondrous sights here.
During your travels, make sure to visit the Basilique Notre-Dame, the grand dame of Montréal’s ecclesiastical treasures. This basilica is a must-see when exploring the city.
Brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne commissioned the beautiful beaux-arts mansion of Château Dufresne. The interiors are stunning with tiled marble floors, coffered ceilings in Italian Renaissance style and stained-glass windows.
Hop in your rental car and visit Canada’s capital Ottawa. Beautiful heritage buildings, landmarks and exciting events highlight Ottawa’s city centre, telling stories of its past, while directing Ottawa’s present and future.
Why not head for Adirondacks which is just over the border of the USA. It has a large park which is around two and half hours away. Enjoy the great outdoors and indulge in a spot of hiking, rafting or skiing in beautiful surroundings.
Travel the short distance to Strom Spa where you can treat yourself to a day of relaxation with Nordic baths and waterfalls, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms and more.
Take a trip to Quebec City which is just under 3 hours away. Montmorency Falls, The Château Frontenac and Aquarium du Québec are all highlights of a visit. Old Québec which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site is also packed full of fascinating sights to uncover.