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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.

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
Gastropub
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“Not exactly a brewery. It's a pub. It's got a great collection of spirits, and they have the local beer Bierbrier. English and English-inspired food and a great atmosphere - basically I try not to go here very often because I never want it to become 'the corner bar' or too pedestrian, when it's really within 300 m of home. On football or other championship days, they'll open the screens for people to watch the games, but they decidedly are NOT a sports bar where the screens are tuned 24/7 to something that distracts you from your friends and the people around you.”
162 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French restaurant. Nearly every dish on their menu includes foie gras. Go with an empty stomach. Reservations are a must.”
170 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“A darling of the Montreal food scene for good reason. Pricey but worth it- reservations required very well in advance.”
200 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Since you are at the heart of the Plateau. Take time to walk around.... Often regarded as one of the hippest, prettiest and overall most fun areas of the city, Plateau Mont-Royal has plenty of photogenic staircases, tastefully decorated eateries, passionate residents, and heaps of charm.”
149 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Il y a toutes sortes de boutiques et de restaurants à découvrir. There is many different stores and restaurant. My favourite restaurant in china town is Mongolian. It is a Fondu restaurant, where everyone have their own hot pot and cook their own food right at their table. The meat, veggies, rice and deserts are all you can eat. I love this place with passion. :)”
131 locals recommend
Park
“Massive park just 1km away with plenty of room to have a picknick and relax in the shade. ”
176 locals recommend
Poutine Place
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“Poutine again. My recommendation : choose the smashed potatoes (house specialty, soooo good)”
136 locals recommend
Spa
“Amazing spa circuit in the old port with views of the city!!! Full spa services as well. ~ 25-30 minute walk. Easy metro/Uber access too.”
147 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Microbrewery beer bar! They have over 40 different beers on tap and a comfort food menu. There is also a nice little terrasse for warmer days during summer. One of our go-to place for a catch-up conversation with our friends.”
186 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.”
57 locals recommend
History Museum
“Modern museum with archaeological digs and interactive exhibits in historical buildings.”
117 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“The Bell Centre, formerly known as the Molson Centre, is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal. The Bell Centre is at the heart of Montreal’s Hockey Life. ”
88 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“The Bell Centre, formerly known as the Molson Centre, is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal. The Bell Centre is at the heart of Montreal’s Hockey Life.”
115 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful place to walk or cycle near Lachine and not far from downtown. Also a Canadian museum.”
178 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Perfect for lunch, Olive et Gourmando is victim of their success. Always full of people on lunch hour they have the best sandwich selection. I highly recommend the Cubano!”
124 locals recommend