Boasting a rich and colourful history, Montréal is truly unique in North America for its special blend of urban modernism and discreet charm inspired by the cultural distinctiveness of Québec.
Montréal is home to a wide array of lodging establishments offering luxury, comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. To discover inns and hotels in the region, refer to QuebecOriginal.com’s online directory.
Visit the Tourisme Montréal website to learn more about upcoming events and regional attractions.
Activities in the Region
An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the Americas' most beautiful ecosystems: the hot, humid and lush tropical forest; the Laurentian forest, which changes with the seasons; the marine ecosystem of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence Estuary; the polar worlds of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Come discover the beauty and diversity of the flora and fauna in this uniquely designed eco-museum.
The Botanical Garden
You'll be amazed by the ten exhibition greenhouses, some thirty colourful gardens, and a collection of some 22,000 plant species and cultivars that fill the air with scents from around the world. Explore the Chinese and Japanese gardens, and discover Québec's abundant forest resources in the Tree House. The Montréal Botanical Garden offers a wide range of thematic exhibitions, special events and educational activities related to botany, horticulture and the natural sciences.
Arts and Culture
A cosmopolitan city with a rich past, Montréal possesses a vast network of museums, art galleries and exhibition centres. Art and history buffs will be delighted by the variety and quality of the exhibits. Among the city's best museums are the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d'art contemporain, the McCord Museum and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Visit the Société des musées québécois website and take your pick!
An architectural masterpiece of the 1967 World Exposition, the famous geodesic dome today is home to the Biosphere, a hot spot for education on the environment and sustainable development. Visitors can take advantage of the exhibits, workshops, guided tours and interactive activities to learn all about water, to gain a greater understanding of major environmental issues, and to have fun in the process.
The Montréal Science Centre
Amazing, fun and surprising, the Montréal Science Centre's exhibitions allow visitors to explore, learn and understand the science and technology that shape our day-to-day lives, while assessing the impact of scientific and technological applications on individuals and on society as a whole – all through a variety of interactive exhibits.
Sports and Leisure
Mount Royal forms a special part of Montréal's heritage. Visitors will be dazzled by its landscapes, flora, fauna and history, which make this “mountain in the heart of the city” an exceptional place to visit and where all sorts of outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
Montréal Events Calendar
By referring regularly to the Tourisme Montréal Events Calendar, you'll be sure not to miss out on any of the countless activitites, festivals and events on offer in the region.