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The observatory at the top of Place Ville Marie offers one of the best views in Montreal. Drink coffee and eat food while looking out at a 360-degree view of the urban region. The observation tower even hosts various events like brunch and yoga, so check the calendar before your trip.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a true cultural experience. When measured by gallery space, it is Canada’s largest art museum. Find the museum in the Golden Square Mile, a historic region with Victorian architecture and a view of Mont Royal.
Find the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal in Old Montreal. The church was built between 1823 to 1829 in a neo-Gothic style. It has artistic and religious appeal, which is why about 11 million people visit it each year.
An ice skating rink, science center, and floating spa are just some of the attractions you’ll find at Old Port of Montreal. Go ziplining, eat at a cafe, and shop at a boutique. Rent a bus in Montreal and you can get here with ease.
Mont Royal (or Mount Royal) is a small mountain centrally located in the city of Montreal. Tourists can hike in Mount Royal Park, take part in nature conservancy efforts, and eat at Café des Amis at the Beaver Lake Pavilion.
Rent a school bus in Montreal and you can make the short drive to Mont Tremblant, a small city in Quebec. The Laurentian Mountains offer year-round activities like skiing, hiking, golfing, and more. Shop and eat in town, and canoe in the lakes of Mont Tremblant National Park.
Located in Southeastern Quebec, the Eastern Townships are a tourist region comprising Memphrémagog, Megantic Region, and seven more areas. Travelers come here to ski, view dog sledding, visit spas, and take part in plenty of other activities.
Across the border in America, the Adirondack Mountains are an expansive New York state attraction. Towns like Speculator and Lake Placid surround 46 high peaks. Hikers who have summited all high peaks join the “46ers club.” At 6.1 million acres, the region is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and the Great Smokies combined.
A few hours from Montreal, Quebec City is another urban region worth visiting in Canada. Petit-Champlain shopping is above par and the cobblestone walkways of Old Quebec are pedestrian friendly. This is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico.
Located in Ontario, Ottawa is Canada’s capital. Montreal bus rentals can take you here to see Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, ByWard Market, and Ottawa River. Ottawa also features seven of the country’s nine national museums, including Canada Science and Technology Museum and Canada Museum of Nature.
Montreal is only about 60 miles from the US border. With its close proximity to New England, tours of Montreal and Quebec can easily take you to Vermont. In autumn, the Green Mountain State becomes the home of colorful foliage. Stop by Burlington and Lake Champlain for culture, and explore the Northeast Kingdom to experience rural life.
In the spring, people tap maple trees to produce maple syrup. You can visit one of these festivals, called sugar shacks, throughout Quebec (Canada) and New England (America). Canada produces 80% of the world’s maple syrup, making it a perfect tourist experience.