Mount Royal (our very own Central Park) reigns over the downtown core and is home to a wide range of outdoor activities. Around the city, you can dance in the open air, attend music, comedy and theatre festivals, taste local products, visit museums... and stroll through colourful neighbourhoods.
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A mountain overlooking the city centre, a reconstructed past blending heritage, recreation and entertainment, with festivals enlivening the city all year round. Welcome to Montréal!
Mount Royal is our very own Central Park. This astonishing forest nestled in the heart of the city is an oasis of greenery set against an urban backdrop.
The view from its summit is simply breathtaking! The Kondiaronk lookout is the perfect spot for selfies, with the whole city spread out at your feet and the St. Lawrence River flowing beyond. The park is the best spot for glimpsing “authentic” Montrealers. They’re the ones jogging, walking, enjoying the many trails that criss-cross the mountain, or confidently climbing the wooden stairs to the top.
In Montréal, none of the skyscrapers exceed the height of Mount Royal.
Psst: Be sure to check out the incredible view from the Café suspendu, a hanging café perched atop the mountain.
Old Montréal and Old Port
Affectionately dubbed “le Vieux,” meaning “old-timer” in English, Old Montréal and the Old Port may indeed be ancient but, for Montrealers, they have unique significance.
In spite of its long history, this area is constantly reinventing itself: every year, new activities emerge on its century-old streets in amongst the heritage buildings.
Old Montréal boasts French, British and Indigenous heritage.
The La Grande Roue Ferris wheel and MTL Zipline have added a youthful touch. Visitors can peruse art galleries, handicraft shops and boutiques, and enjoy the restaurants and cafés along the cobblestone streets that date back to the days of New France. Steeped in history yet perfectly plugged into the 21st century, this neighbourhood is sure to charm you.
Quartier des spectacles
Looking for a festival? You’re in the right place. This square-kilometre block, home to Place des Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain and the Opéra de Montréal, plays host to more than 40 festive events every year (almost one per week, winter and summer alike). During these activities, the streets are all yours, abounding with free shows. The creativity is endless: from dance, opera and theatre to improv, comedy and contemporary art.
At night, Illuminart lights up the area, showcasing the city’s multi-dimensional splendour. Simply follow the red dots and gaze upwards at the creatively illuminated facades. Fun and entertainment are everywhere you look, all year long.
Over 1,000 public works of art spread across the island.
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