Québec’s biggest city sits amidst skyscrapers, its mountain and the river. Such contrasts!

There’s a lot to see and do in Montréal in one week. With so many cultural, historical and natural attractions all on one island, you're in for a unique experience. Museums, cycling, walking, surfing, festivals, restaurants, shopping, shows… This is only a taste... you’ll have to come back for sure!

14,6 km

Public transit is the best way to get around on this six-day tour of Montréal. The metro will get you just about everywhere, or you can walk, cycle or even boat on the river.



Day 1

Old Montréal and the Quartiers du Canal

Pointe-à-Callière, archaeology and history complex

Forever marking where the city was founded, this museum sits on the very site where Montréal was born. Its thousand-year-old archeological remains bear witness to the presence of Indigenous peoples. Its top-floor restaurant overlooks the Old Port.

Guided bicycle tour ‒ Quartiers du Canal

From the Old Port to Lac Saint-Louis, west of the city, one of the world's prettiest urban bike paths runs along the Lachine Canal. Enjoy a guided bike tour to learn about the architectural heritage and history of the Quartiers du Canal.

Day 2

Downtown: where museums and shopping meet

Shopping on Rue Sainte-Catherine

There’s plenty of shopping to be done along Montréal’s most famous commercial artery. More than 1,200 businesses and restaurants stretch 11 km (6.8 mi.), including the upscale Time Out Market and Le Central fast food courts.

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

More than a hundred years old, but ahead of its time, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts leverages boldness and innovation, attracting art, music and film buffs from around the world to its many fascinating pavilions.

Day 3

Mont Royal and Plateau Mont-Royal

The great outdoors in Parc du Mont-Royal

An oasis of greenery, the park is a wonderful spot to enjoy the outdoors and a family picnic. Its walking paths and mountain bike trails lead to the Kondiaronk lookout with its breathtaking view of the city and the river.

Montréal’s murals

Art is everywhere in Montréal, even on the buildings. Walk around town and admire the many murals. Boulevard Saint-Laurent, in particular, is a veritable open-air museum with the artwork created during the Mural Festival every June.

Day 4

Little Italy and downtown

Guided culinary tour

How about a guided culinary walking tour? Several neighbourhoods offer gourmet tours, like at Jean Talon Market in Little Italy: craft beer, artisanal charcuterie, authentic Italian coffee… Yum!

Quartier des spectacles

The heart of Montréal’s cultural and entertainment scene is at Place des Arts and the surrounding area. The choice is endless: shows, concerts, opera, theatre, dance, comedy, contemporary art and events, including the Festival international de jazz.

Day 5

Old Port and Parc Jean-Drapeau

Go with the flow in Montréal

Being on an island comes with its own array of water sports. Stand-up paddleboarding at Parc Jean-Drapeau, surfing or cruiseboating on the St. Lawrence River: how refreshing!

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands

Only minutes from downtown by metro, this park offers 25 km (15.5 mi.) of multipurpose trails, a beach, three outdoor swimming pools, a museum, public art, the La Ronde amusement park, a casino and numerous events.

Day 6

Old Montréal

In the heart of the past, in Old Montréal

Stroll through Old Montréal, admire its charming, unparalleled architecture and discover a host of shops, art galleries, museums and street performers. Then relax on the patio at one of the many restaurants and cafés in this historic neighbourhood.

Montréal, city of lights

Everyone loves lights. At night, Jacques-Cartier bridge is lit up and the Notre-Dame Basilica presents the AURA show. The Cité Mémoire images are projected onto Old Montréal's walls, trees and streets, which serve as screens.