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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
“There's a lot of local groceries, food and shops around. This is a very authentic Montreal experience. ”
  • 915 locals recommend
Park
“You can stop at the bar/restaurant called l'Espace Lafontaine in the middle of the park.”
  • 732 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bad weather ? Try the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and you won't regret ! ”
  • 392 locals recommend
Poutine Place
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“You want to try a Quebec favourite? This is one of the best places to grab an amazing Poutine at any time of day or night! ”
  • 562 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This place has so many activities and great scenery of the Montreal old port. It's a must visit. ”
  • 341 locals recommend
Market
“Best and most fresh products in Montreal, in my opinion. Always a good idea to get food there and then eat it (pre-made or a picnic) by the canal which is 2 minutes away by walk.”
  • 450 locals recommend
Park
“Soaring greenhouses, tropical rainforest, the insectarium, amazing indoor and outdoor gardens . Wonderful place to visit in summer and any time of the year . ”
  • 371 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Renowned deli, one of the oldest in Canada, offering huge sandwiches, smoked meats & more. A Montréal classic! ”
  • 454 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Vast park with hiking trails, a lake with boat rentals & striking city panoramas. The view of Montréal is phenomenal! The entry is close to the studio: just go up Durocher Street and then left on Ave. des Pins Ouest, until you see the stairs at your left. ”
  • 425 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Make sure to walk this neighborhood which is only a hop, skip and a jump to admire European style architecture from the 19th century. It is full of excellent restaurants, bars and shopping.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Downtown shopping mall. 705 Ste-Catherine O. directly at the McGill station. Best to go by public transportation since parking can be difficult at peak hours.”
  • 202 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.”
  • 487 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.”
  • 277 locals recommend
Stadium
“At 165 m high, this is the tallest inclined tower in the world. You can also take a 2 minute trip to the top in the glass encased funicular.”
  • 295 locals recommend
Zoo
“Wonderful journey through many climates in many domes adjacent to the Olympic stadium”
  • 288 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
  • 167 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Poutine Place
“You want to try a Quebec favourite? This is one of the best places to grab an amazing Poutine at any time of day or night! ”
  • 562 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Renowned deli, one of the oldest in Canada, offering huge sandwiches, smoked meats & more. A Montréal classic! ”
  • 454 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“It is one of the BEST brunch place in Montreal. I Suggest you go there earlier in the morning to avoid a huge lineup. ”
  • 184 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Famous vegan resto is known for their végé salad bowls. You can expect an outdoor line-up unless you are lucky! ”
  • 214 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Best place for the avid beer-lover! If you like experimenting, this historical local brewery is the place to try!”
  • 269 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Upscale restaurant. I haven't been yet but this place is really popular with the locals. ”
  • 171 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.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Poutine Place
“Poutine again. My recommendation : choose the smashed potatoes (house specialty, soooo good)”
  • 136 locals recommend

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