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Best things to do in Montreal

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Very popular with montrealers, farmers market with lots of great fresh food, but nearby you can fine craft bear, sausages, little italy”
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Art Museum
“Gorgeous fine art museum with a splendid permanent collection and fascinating special exhibitions.”
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Park
“You can stop at the bar/restaurant called l'Espace Lafontaine in the middle of the park.”
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Park
“Amazing sceneries. Be ready for spending a full day at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes, and an umbrella in case weather announces rain. Things to see are mostly outdoor.”
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Poutine Place
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“Poutine is a staple in any place in Quebec, especially in Montreal. One of the best and most well known restaurants to feast on a Quebec favorite: poutine ”
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Shopping Centre
“Downtown shopping mall. 705 Ste-Catherine O. directly at the McGill station. Best to go by public transportation since parking can be difficult at peak hours.”
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Market
“The market, along the Lachine Canal, offers cheese, local produce, baked goods and meat from different vendors. Buy food there and head to the canal for a picnic.”
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Restaurant
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“If your looking for the best smoke meat sandwiches, this is the place to be! ”
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Neighbourhood
“Old Port is beautiful known as the vibrant heatrbeat of Montreal. Cobblestone paths, old architect and beautiful churches. ”
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Mountain
“Take a hike up Mont Royal and tackle the city's namesake for stunning views of downtown Montreal and the surrounding urban areas. All year around. Access via Parc Mont-Royal. Montez jusqu'au sommet du Mont-Royal pour admirer une magnifique vue sur le centre-ville de Montréal et les environs. 4 saisons. Accès via Parc Mont-Royal.”
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Zoo
“Originally the site of cycling and judo events during the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal’s Biodome houses four distinct ecosystems: a polar environment; a tropical rainforest, a Laurentian forest, and the St. Lawrence marine system. Here, you can explore over 4,500 animals from around the world, including 500 plant species, all under one roof. Along with the Botanical Garden, the Montreal Insectarium, and the Planetarium, the Biodome is part of the biggest natural science museum complex in Canada, under the umbrella of Space for Life.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Mont-royal: for the Best view of montreal Metro station: mont royal ( orange line) Free and perfect if you love hiking ”
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Historic Site
“There are so many things to do in Old Montreal and so many sights to see that it can be hard for neophytes to know which way to go; with its cobblestone streets filled with history and its European sophistication, the area is definitely a crowd-pleaser!”
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Performing Arts Venue
“The Place des Arts is an entire complex dedicated to visual and performing arts, the largest of its kind in all Canada. Three great cultural organizations make their home here: the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal, and its various stages and rehearsal halls provide venues for all kinds of theater, music, dance, films, and events. These sit around a large esplanade decorated with works of art, fountains, and water cascades, a popular venue for events. The most important of these is the annual summer Festival International de Jazz de Montréal held in late June and early July, attracting visitors from all over the world and bringing in some of”
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Church
“The Saint Joseph Oratory is a church in Montreal, built on the northwestern side of Mount Royal. This Catholic institution is located at 3800 Queen Mary Road. The secondary element of the site is the Catholic Basilica. Unique structure, the dimensions of the basilica and its dome are impressive.”
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Stadium
“A family-friendly destination known for its nature museums, open-air events, and winter activities. There you can: Ascend the Montreal Tower Swim in the Olympic Pools ”
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