138 Atwater on the Lachine Canal
Locals and savvy visitors descend on the Atwater Market for its colorful produce.
Canadian Center for Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
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.
453 St. François-Xavier
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
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
One of Montréal's best-known Scottish landmarks.
Musée d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Contemporary Art)
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine
The Museum of Contemporary Art concentrates on Québec artists, but usually has special exhibits featuring artists of world-renown.
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
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
The museum has eight mini-theaters screening clips of 20th century francophone and anglophone comedians, from Laurel & Hardy to Dame Edna.
350 Place Royale
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.
Fête des Neiges (snow festival)
- late January to early February
Montréal High Lights Festival (performers and chefs spice up the winter)
- late February
Loto-Québec International Fireworks (international fireworks competition)
- late June through July
St-Jean Baptiste Day
- June 24
- July 1
Montréal Jazz Festival
- early July
Just for Laughs Festival
Just for Laughs Festival
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
late July to early August
Tennis Masters Canada
World Film Festival
- late August to early September
Festival International de Nouvelle Danse
- end of September to early October
For more information, visit the Montréal Tourism website at www.tourisme-montreal.org.
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* 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)