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Montréal City Trip — Attractions

Find out what to see and do when spending 72 hours in Montréal

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Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Montréal.

HIGHLIGHTS

Atwater Market
138 Atwater on the Lachine Canal
514-937-7754

Locals and savvy visitors descend on the Atwater Market for its colorful produce.

Canadian Center for Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
514-939-7026

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
514-188-3161

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 Ave. 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

One of Montréal's best-known Scottish landmarks.

MUSEUMS

Musée d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Contemporary Art)
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine
514-847-6226


The Museum of Contemporary Art concentrates on Québec artists, but usually has special exhibits featuring world-renowned artists.

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
514-185-1000

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

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

Montréal High Lights Festival

Loto-Québec International Fireworks

Montréal Jazz Festival

Just for Laughs Festival

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

Tennis Masters Canada

World Film Festival

RESOURCES

Get more information at the Montréal Tourism official website

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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

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