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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 inventive cuisine.

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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

https://www.lagranderouemontreal.com

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, rain or shine, La Grande Roue de Montréal is the highest observation wheel in Canada. Rising 60 metres tall above the Old Port, each 20-minute rotation affords sweeping, 360-degree views spanning 28 kilometres on a clear day.

MTL ZIPLINE

Hangar 16, 363 de la Commune Street East

https://www.mtlzipline.com

Individual ticket: $23.08, tax incl.

Montréal Zipline offers you a thrilling experience while discovering Montreal from a bird’s eye view. Come and try the first urban zipline circuit in Canada. Transform yourself into a superhero flying over the city. The zip-line course flies over the Bonsecours island in the Old Port, which is one of the city's most popular tourist areas.

JET BOATING

1 Clock Tower Quay Street (at the Clock Tower Pier)

https://www.jetboatingmontreal.com

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!

BATEAU MOUCHE

Jacques-Cartier Pier

https://www.bateaumouche.ca

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 about the Bateau-Mouche cruises? Immerse yourself in its relaxing ambiance and soak up the scenery as you cruise down the 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

GUIDATOUR

ww.guidatour.qc.ca/enSherbrookew

Tour ticket: $25.00, tax incl.

Based in Old Montréal, there’s none better than Guidatour to show you the rich history, architecture and anecdotes tucked around every cobblestone corner. Daily tours of Old Montréal on fixed schedules with guaranteed departures for individuals are available year-round. The VIP circuit includes the entrance to magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica. Guidatour also offers the popular Ghost Walk tour.

WALKING TOURS WITH 16/42

https://www.1642tours.com

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 anecdote

FITZ & FOLLWELL

https://www.fitz.tours/montreal

Tour rates start at $39 but varies depending on tour type and duration. Visit their website for complete information.

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 the way in a roster of incredible walking and cycling tours that showcase the very best of Montréal. From exploring the vast underground pedestrian network to picturesque Old Montréal to Plateau-Mont-Royal murals, Fitz & Follwell offers well-crafted thematic tours in addition to private tours for any size of group.

MONTREAL ON WHEELS

https://www.caroulemontreal.com

Tour rates start at $55.00 but varies depending on tour type and duration. Visit their website for complete information.

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 open up the city’s history, neighbourhoods, architecture, cuisine and quirky charm in a way you would have never thought possible!

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 highly 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 art.

POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MONTRÉAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY COMPLEX

350 Place Royal, Old Montréal

https://www.pacmusee.qc.ca

Ticket price: $24.00, tax incl.

The birthplace of Montréal and a national historic and archaeological site, Pointe-à-Callière brings history to life through permanent exhibitions featuring innovative multimedia technologies. It also presents temporary exhibitions on the world's great civilizations, near and far, plus a full calendar of cultural activities for the whole family.

MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN

185 Sainte-Catherine Street West

https://www.macm.qc.ca

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 the 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.

MCCORD MUSEUM

690 Sherbrooke Street West

https://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca

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, its 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.

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