27 Finest Montreal Sights and Landmarks to Uncover All 12 months

UPDATE, Summer 2022: Take old-world European charm and top it with an open, friendly bustling North American city, and you’ve got Montreal. It’s no surprise that the city was recently ranked one of the best cities in the world. The second oldest city in Canada, Montreal’s combination of history and landscape with 20th century architectural wonders results in a never-ending list of attractions to check out. A single day of sightseeing will reveal some spectacular things to see, taste and try, like night markets in Chinatown; inspiring museums; hidden bars and secret speakeasies; fine dining in amazing restaurants and the hottest new ones (plus some stellar cheap eats). Tourists are amazed by Montréal, and locals keep falling back in love with it.

What is the most visited place in Montreal?

The extremely walkable neighbourhood of Old Montreal, with its cobblestone streets and proximity to the Old Port, is home to some of the city’s ancient history and newest attractions.

What is Montreal best known for?

Aside from our famous bagels and poutine, Montreal is best known for hosting the World’s Fair in 1967, followed by the first Olympics ever held in Canada during the summer of 1976; for Mount Royal Park (affectionately known by locals as “the mountain”), designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same man responsible for designing New York City’s Central Park) and for being a superior city to Toronto in every way. 

Where can I take tourists in Montreal?

From the top 50 best restaurants in the city, to the vibrant nightlife scene, Montreal is a playground for tourists and locals of all ages—sandy beaches, free cultural performances and glorious green spaces included.

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