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Montreal Attractions

What to See and Do in Montreal


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WHAT TO SEE & DO MONTREAL ATTRACTIONS

HIGHLIGHTS

Atwater Market
138 Atwater on the Lachine Canal
514-937-7754
www.montrealfood.com/atwater.html
Locals and savvy visitors descend on the Atwater Market for its colorful produce.

Canadian Center for Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
514-939-7026
www.cca.qc.ca
Originally the Shaughnessy house (1874) and home of the chairman of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian Centre for Architecture has an excellent art-and-design bookshop.

Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
514-288-3161
www.centaurtheatre.com
Montréal's largest English-language theatre company, the Centaur, features Canadian and international drama with English translations of the famed Québécois playwright, Michel Tramblay, as well as plays by Edward Albee, David Mamet and many others.

Golden Square Mile District
Spanning from Sherbrooke St. North to Mont-Royal and situated between Guy and University streets, the traditional heart of anglophone Montréal features some of the city's grandest homes.

Les Douceurs du Marché
138, av. Atwater
514-939-3902
This must-visit market bursts with gourmet treats, from dark chocolate to 375 types of olive oil.

Ogilvy's Department Store
1307 St. Catherine Street West
514-842-7711
www.ogilvycanada.com
One of Montréal's best-known Scottish landmarks.

MUSEUMS

Musée d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Contemporary Art)
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine
514-847-6226
www.macm.org
The Museum of Contemporary Art concentrates on Québec artists, but usually has special exhibits featuring artists of world-renown.

Pointe-a-Calliere is the historic site of the first house in Montreal
Pointe-à-Callière

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
514-285-2000
www.mbam.qc.ca
Fine collections include Asian, Arabian, African and contemporary art, as well as the occasional Rembrandt, Giacometti or Calder at Québec's largest museum.

Musée Juste pour Rire (Just for Laughs Museum)
2111 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
514-845-5105
The museum has eight mini-theaters screening clips of 20th century francophone and anglophone comedians, from Laurel & Hardy to Dame Edna.

Pointe-à-Callière
350 Place Royale
514-872-9150
www.pacmuseum.qc.ca
On the site of the city's first house, you can walk underground on the original ramparts and foundations. The birthplace of Montréal also features a multimedia show of the city's history.

FESTIVALS

Fête des Neiges (snow festival)
- late January to early February
www.fetedesneiges.com

Montréal High Lights Festival (performers and chefs spice up the winter)
- late February
www.montrealhighlights.com

Loto-Québec International Fireworks (international fireworks competition)
- late June through July
www.internationaldesfeuxloto-quebec.com

St-Jean Baptiste Day
- June 24

Canada Day
- July 1

Montréal Jazz Festival
- early July
www.montrealjazzfest.com

Just for Laughs Festival provides fun for the whole family in Montreal
Just for Laughs Festival

Just for Laughs Festival
- mid-July
www.hahaha.com

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
- late July to early August
www.francofolies.com

Tennis Masters Canada
- August
www.tenniscanada.com

World Film Festival
- late August to early September
www.ffm-montreal.org

Festival International de Nouvelle Danse
- end of September to early October

RESOURCES

For more information, visit the Montréal Tourism website at www.tourisme-montreal.org.

MORE MONTREAL INFORMATION

Place Jacques-Cartier


* Pointe-à-Callière image by Normand Rajotte; Notre-Dame Basilica: © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin; Just for Laughs Festival: © Juste pour rire; Jacques Cartier Bridge: © Tourisme Montréal; Place Jacques-Cartier © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin

(Updated: 06/07/11 NW)


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