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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.

Church
“Dating to 1824, this massive church features vibrant stained glass & hosts concert performances. ”
135 locals recommend
Park
“Gorgeous and huge park, perfect for walking, jogging, going swimming or picnics!”
303 locals recommend
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.”
208 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“There are two types of bagels: New York style and Montreal. In Montreal there are two bagel houses that started the tradition. St. Viateur is my favourite bagel place, chevy, deliciously sweet, and great flavours, freshly baked 24/7.”
324 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“One of the best brewery Montreal has! It gets pretty crowded because its been there for 20 years now and its super popular, and not too big. Its worth to wait a little to taste their great selection of beer and share a nachos in an unpretentious bar. ”
267 locals recommend
Park
“Park life is huge in Montreal - and if it's nice out you can expect to see everyone out having picnics.”
261 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“The other contender, with St-Viateur, for best bagel in the city. Maybe try both? ~35 minute walk ~ 20-25 minutes on the bus (55N up St-Laurent) ~15-20 minute Bixi (shared bike service)”
286 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Many Montreal festivals and concerts are there (jazz festival, francofolie, just for laugh, etc.). Only 20 minutes away, take the bus 129. It's also just a nice place to visit with lights and fountains.”
204 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“It is one of the BEST brunch place in Montreal. I Suggest you go there earlier in the morning to avoid a huge lineup. ”
186 locals recommend
Casino
“The Casino de Montreal is located on Notre-Dame Island. An incomparable entertainment experience: games, shows, restaurants, cabaret, bars, tournaments, La Zone and more!”
83 locals recommend
Park
“Really huge and lively park that is accessible by metro (yellow line). During summer, there are also many festivals happening there, such as Osheaga (music), Heavy Montreal (metal music), Ile Sonic (electronic music), Picnic Electronik (electronic music, very Sundays), and more. ”
123 locals recommend
Theme Park
“It's the Six Flag in Montreal! Theme park for thrill-seekers, suitable for even young kids because they have all type of rides.”
156 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Famous vegan resto is known for their végé salad bowls. You can expect an outdoor line-up unless you are lucky! ”
215 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Quintessential Montreal Must See. The old port of Montreal transports you to the little Europe of Montreal. Here you'll find the old cobble stone roads right by the port adjacent to some of the best restaurants , terraces , bars and coffee shops. Beautiful in the winter and summer.”
123 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Beautiful & big shopping center in Laval. Lots of parking. Peak hours are from noon to 16h on weekends. Metro Montmorency.”
36 locals recommend
Café
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“Authentic Italian coffee joint with amazing coffee & great canolis, a perfect sample the multicultural and hip neighborhood.”
244 locals recommend