Wondering what to do during your free time in Montréal?
There is no city on earth like Montréal. Dynamic and modern, but respectful of its roots, Montréal
successfully blends the old with the new. A stroll through the neighbourhood of Old Montréal
provides a sense of the European atmosphere of yesteryear. Yet the city is anything but stuck in the
past. Not only is it home to a bustling startup scene, it’s also a hotbed of innovation in sectors
such as life sciences, artificial intelligence, and video gaming. You’ll notice that spirit of
creativity throughout the city, ranging from modern architecture to larger-than-life murals to
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Things to do this week – in Montréal!
Here are some of our favourites:
AT THE OLD PORT…
LA GRANDE ROUE
362 de la Commune Street East
Individual ticket: $25.87, tax incl.
Take a spin on La Grande Roue de Montréal, an exhilarating way to see Montréal differently. Open year round,
shine, La Grande Roue de Montréal is the highest observation wheel in Canada. Rising 60 metres tall above the
Port, each 20-minute rotation affords sweeping, 360-degree views spanning 28 kilometres on a clear day.
Hangar 16, 363 de la Commune Street East
Individual ticket: $23.08, tax incl.
Montréal Zipline offers you a thrilling experience while discovering Montreal from a bird’s eye view. Come and
the first urban zipline circuit in Canada. Transform yourself into a superhero flying over the city. The
course flies over the Bonsecours island in the Old Port, which is one of the city's most popular tourist areas.
1 Clock Tower Quay Street (at the Clock Tower Pier)
Individual ticket: $74.68, tax incl.
Quite possibly the world’s greatest city boat tour! This 1-hour ride on the St-Lawrence River is Montréal’s most
refreshing activity: wet, wild, wonderful, and should not be missed by anyone!
Pricing varies based on cruise type and duration. Visit their website for complete information.
With gentle waves, the wind in your hair and breathtaking views of the city and the water, what’s not to love
the Bateau-Mouche cruises? Immerse yourself in its relaxing ambiance and soak up the scenery as you cruise down
St. Lawrence River. Starting out from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montréal, this lovely
glass-topped boat treats you to picture-worthy vistas of the shoreline and skyline from the comfort of its main
deck, upper deck or the beautiful back terrace. Day and dinner cruises available.
WALKING, BIKING AND SCOOTER TOURS
Tour ticket: $25.00, tax incl.
Based in Old Montréal, there’s none better than Guidatour to show you the rich history, architecture and
tucked around every cobblestone corner. Daily tours of Old Montréal on fixed schedules with guaranteed
for individuals are available year-round. The VIP circuit includes the entrance to magnificent Notre-Dame
Guidatour also offers the popular Ghost Walk tour.
WALKING TOURS WITH 16/42
Tour rates start at $30.00, tax incl.
Venture step by step through Montréal’s most popular neighbourhoods with 16/42 Tours, specialists in exploring
Montréal differently. Certified guides lead the way on these 2-hour tours filled with interesting tidbits and
FITZ & FOLLWELL
Tour rates start at $39 but varies depending on tour type and duration. Visit their website for complete
Take off on foot or grab a bike and tour Montréal with a friend for a day. That’s the philosophy behind Fitz &
Follwell tours, offering authentic and active ways to experience Montréal like a local. Experienced guides lead
way in a roster of incredible walking and cycling tours that showcase the very best of Montréal. From exploring
vast underground pedestrian network to picturesque Old Montréal to Plateau-Mont-Royal murals, Fitz & Follwell
well-crafted thematic tours in addition to private tours for any size of group.
MONTREAL ON WHEELS
Tour rates start at $55.00 but varies depending on tour type and duration. Visit their website for complete
Montréal is a bike-friendly city with benefits: unique bike tours organized by Montréal on Wheels provide a
different and most pleasurable way to discover the city. Created by professional guides, these thematic tours
up the city’s history, neighbourhoods, architecture, cuisine and quirky charm in a way you would have never
MONTRÉAL’S MUSEUMS AND CULTURE…WITH OVER 40 MUSEUMS, HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR
MONTRÉAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Ticket price: $27.70, tax incl. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.
Drawing over 1 million visitors annually, the MMFA is one of the most visited museums in North America. Its
original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines – fine arts, music, film, fashion and design
and are exported to the four corners of the world. Its rich encyclopedic collection, displayed in its five
pavilions, includes international art, arts of One World, decorative arts and design, and Québec and Canadian
POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MONTRÉAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY COMPLEX
350 Place Royal, Old Montréal
Ticket price: $24.00, tax incl.
The birthplace of Montréal and a national historic and archaeological site, Pointe-à-Callière brings history to
through permanent exhibitions featuring innovative multimedia technologies. It also presents temporary
on the world's great civilizations, near and far, plus a full calendar of cultural activities for the whole
MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
185 Sainte-Catherine Street West
Ticket price: $10.00 tax incl.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is not your run-of-the-mill museum: it strays (sometimes way) off
beaten path to open up new perspectives, disrupt the status quo and ultimately, make today's art a vital part of
Montréal and Québec life. Located in the Quartier des spectacles, the MAC is a pivotal contemporary art platform
that highlights the most current, relevant, and varied avenues of contemporary art. Every form of expression is
showcased: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces and more.
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Ticket price: $19.00, tax incl.
The McCord Museum is a museum of social history that celebrates life in Montréal, past and present: its history,
people, its communities. The McCord Museum is home to one of the largest historical collections in North America
consisting of more than 1.5 million artifacts including Dress, fashion and textiles, Photography, Indigenous
cultures, Material culture and Archives.
To see the full list of activities, please check this link: Popular_Activities.pdf
For more inspiration, please visit www.mtl.org