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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“Montreal's most renowned museum. Often have exhibitions of all sorts with notorious paintings and artwork. ”
  • 391 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Park
“You can stop at the bar/restaurant called l'Espace Lafontaine in the middle of the park.”
  • 735 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Poutine Place
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“When you want to eat a Poutine and it's 4am? Go to this place! Good poutine, 24 hours!”
  • 563 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Neighbourhood
“Many tourist attractions, souvenir shops, good restaurants and nice architecture. ”
  • 339 locals recommend
  • 67 Experiences
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.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stunning old building, art gallery and view on Saint-Laurent River. Quite beautiful!”
  • 280 locals recommend
  • 83 Experiences
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.”
  • 488 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If your looking for the best smoke meat sandwiches, this is the place to be! ”
  • 452 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“From downtown take Peel street to the top of the street where you will find some stairs. You got to be in shape to make it to the top, but worth it . You will be rewarded with the best view of Montreal . You can come down the other side through the wonderful nature trails. Also there is a lake at the top . Beautiful for jogging. ”
  • 424 locals recommend
  • 26 Experiences
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”
  • 276 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.”
  • 205 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
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
Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
  • 166 locals recommend
Church
“Dating to 1824, this massive church features vibrant stained glass & hosts concert performances. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
  • 16 Experiences
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.”
  • 326 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bagel Shop
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“Best bagel in the world. 'nuff said! (No seating, "to-go" only. Open 24/7 )”
  • 288 locals recommend