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Things to do in Montreal

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.
Farmers Market
“Walk around, taste local produce and discover a variety of international dishes. Good coffee, good bread and good restaurants for a fine dinning, casual brunch or friendly get-out. ”
  • 914 locals recommend
Park
“Summer, winter, spring or fall: no matter the season, picturesque Parc La Fontaine offers a respite from the urban hullabaloo with its charming landscape, flora and fauna, facilities and recreation possibilities. ”
  • 718 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Montreal's most renowned museum. Often have exhibitions of all sorts with notorious paintings and artwork.”
  • 397 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Mont-Royal is the most beautiful view of the city, it is a sporty walk but it totally worth it! ”
  • 445 locals recommend
Poutine Place
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“Come here for an introduction to Montreal’s most famous junk food... POUTINE. ”
  • 565 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The largest underground shopping center in North America starts with Montreal Eaton Center. Happy shopping!”
  • 197 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Beautiful area, full of history. A perfect mix between old fashion and modernity ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Market
“Atwater Market is a market hall located in the Saint-Henri area of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened in 1933. The interior market is home to many butchers and the Première Moisson bakery and restaurant”
  • 449 locals recommend
Park
“Spectacular ,massive garden ,both indoor tropical garden and outdoor rose garden, amazing bonsai trees , wonderful array of orchids, peaceful Japanese gardens with pond and koi and restful waters”
  • 377 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the most popular places in Montreal! Offering huge sandwichs, smoked meats and more!”
  • 451 locals recommend
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.”
  • 481 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A historic neighborhood that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported into another time. Narrow cobblestone streets, charming restaurants and cafés, multiple speakeasies, and landmarks such as Notre Dame Basilica. ”
  • 293 locals recommend
Stadium
“Cool to see. If you go to the botanical garden be sure to take some pictures of the stadium :)”
  • 299 locals recommend
Zoo
“Wonderful journey through many climates in many domes adjacent to the Olympic stadium”
  • 288 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“If you're into dance/classical music/theatre/Jazz/Rock/ Francophone Pop you will surely be into the events taking place there.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
  • 168 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Poutine Place
“Come here for an introduction to Montreal’s most famous junk food... POUTINE. ”
  • 565 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the most popular places in Montreal! Offering huge sandwichs, smoked meats and more!”
  • 451 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Best place for the avid beer-lover! If you like experimenting, this historical local brewery is the place to try!”
  • 267 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Relaxed restaurant & bar serving steaks & seafood in a compact, old-school setting. **Best place to have meat in town. If you are a group, the tasting menu is a must have. Be aware of reservations.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“It is a great place for vegan food on-the-go (take-out counter) or for a nice meal with friends/family at the restaurant. They serve bowls of rice filled with veggies and amazing homemade dressings, sandwiches, soups and more. ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The most iconic montreal breakfast spot there is. Huge plates, delicious food, great service. Lines can be long but do move quick. Don't miss visiting the bathrooms as they are super unique!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Not exactly a brewery. It's a pub. It's got a great collection of spirits, and they have the local beer Bierbrier. English and English-inspired food and a great atmosphere - basically I try not to go here very often because I never want it to become 'the corner bar' or too pedestrian, when it's really within 300 m of home. On football or other championship days, they'll open the screens for people to watch the games, but they decidedly are NOT a sports bar where the screens are tuned 24/7 to something that distracts you from your friends and the people around you.”
  • 157 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Chef Martin Picard’s hearty Québécois fare, starring foie gras & pork, served in a lively space.”
  • 176 locals recommend

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