Mount Royal (our very own mountain) reigns over the downtown core and is home to a wide range of outdoor activities. All over the island, you can go biking, jogging, rollerblading or ice skating, kayaking and even surfing. You can also shop, taste local delicacies, visit museums or relax at the water’s edge
How to get there
Distance between main cities
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To be discovered absolutely
A mountain overlooking the city centre, a reconstructed past blending heritage, recreation and entertainment and a lively area all year long.
Mont Royal is Montréal’s very own Central Park. This impressive forest in the middle of downtown is a treasured green oasis. And the view from the top will take your breath away! The Kondiaronk lookout is the ideal spot to take a photo: the entire city is at your feet, with the St. Lawrence River gently flowing before your eyes.
The park is the perfect place to meet nature-seeking Montrealers. They come here to jog, walk, frolic, cross-country ski and snowshoe along the hiking trails that zigzag down the mountain.
In Montréal, none of the skyscrapers exceed the height of Mount Royal.
Old Montréal and Old Port
Montrealers consider Old Montréal and Old Port to be a single entity. Though steeped in the past, the area is constantly reinventing itself. Every year, new activities are offered on its centuries-old streets and alongside its historic buildings.
Old Montréal boasts French, British and Indigenous heritage.
La Grande Roue, the skating rink and MTL Zipline have injected the area with youthful energy. These new venues blend in with the art galleries, artisans’ workshops, shops, restaurants and coffeeshops along the cobblestone streets dating back to New France. The area has retained its historic charm while firmly rooting itself in the 21st century.
Quartier des spectacles
Looking for culture? This one-square-kilometer, pedestrianized area is home to Place des Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain and the Opéra de Montréal. It’s also the go-to destination for events, shows, art installations and a host of other activities year-round.
In the winter, Luminothérapie features illuminated works of art that are both interactive and contemplative. The area is also a gathering place for the Montréal en Lumière festival.
Over 1,000 public works of art spread across the island.