What to Do and See in Montreal

Casino de MontrealCasino de Montreal
Approximately 25,000 people visit the Casino de Montreal every day of the weekend, with 15,000 visiting each weekday. This Quebec casino has 3,000 slot machines to enjoy, a great start to the activities found here. Before the casino, residents had to go all the way to New Jersey to visit the casinos in Atlantic City. Or, they would go to penny ante games in back rooms of pubs and taverns...
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Montreal Botanical GardenMontreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden, also known as the Jardin Botanique de Montreal, is situated in a beautiful environment. It was first opened in 1936 by Frere Marie-Victorin, a Canadian botanist. Here you will find 20,000 species and 100,000 specimens. This garden is the second largest in the world, with Kew Gardens in London being the largest. Here you will find nine greenhouses open to the public...
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Underground CityUnderground City
The Underground City is a network of tunnels under the Montreal’s streets. It is an area that was built 40 years ago but is still growing in size even now. The reason that it was necessary and is so popular is that it provides a great shopping experience without the weather being an issue Montreal does tend to have extremes of weather which do not make shopping very much fun...
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Insectarium de MontrealInsectarium de Montreal
One of the largest and most impressive insect collections is housed at the Insectarium de Montreal. It very well could be the biggest in all of North America. This insect house was first opened in February of 1990. Since then, more than 400,000 people annually visit the insectarium to marvel at the wonders it contains. The facility features six areas with geographic themes. The Afrotropical region features...
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Montreal iSci Science CenterMontreal iSci Science Center
The formal name for the Montreal iSci Science Center is Le Centre des Sciences de Montreal and is one of the leading attractions found in this vibrant city. It is located in Old Montreal along King Edward Pier. Here you will find the newest technology in computers, science and more. Many of the exhibits are interactive which is fun for all ages. There is a lot to see, do and learn at the iSci Science Center...
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Montreal Lachine CanalMontreal Lachine Canal
The practice of utilizing waterways to transport cargo or for transportation needs has been done for ages. However, in years past the quality of the ports and canals left much to be desired. These days, the quality is much better even though in some cases it took many years to create. This is the case with Montreal's Lachine Canal...
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Mont RoyalMont Royal
The parks on Mont Royal in Montreal are some of the most beloved attractions in the city. They were designed by the man who also designed New York's Central Park and offer a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, the surrounding landscape and even the city. Mont Royal actually contributed to the name of the city, and reaches 725 feet. There are all kinds of things to experience here...
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Museum of Archaeology and HistoryMuseum of Archaeology and History
The Museum of Archaeology and History is built on the site where the city of Montreal was founded in the year 1642. For good reason, it is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The museum opened its doors in 1992 and inside there are items that were once found on the site where the building was constructed. The museum is partly kept in the Eperon building...
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The Montreal Museum of Fine ArtsThe Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, or Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, is the oldest museum in all of Canada and to many, the best as well. It was opened in 1860 and moved to it current location in 1912. The museum is not just one building, but two, connected by a tunnel that runs underground and located across the street from one another. The older of the two building is called the Michal and Renata...
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Canadian Center for ArchitectureCanadian Center for Architecture
Montreal is one of the handful of cities that has devoted an entire museum to architecture. It is the Centre Canadien d'Architecture and is actually housed in two buildings. The structures combine traditional greystone with Trenton limestone that was mined in Quebec. They are home to many changing exhibits as well as a library that holds more than 165,000 volumes. The oldest building...
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BiodomeBiodome
The Montreal Biodome was built in 1976 for the Olympic games held in that city. It has become a tourist attraction and one of the most interesting ones in the world, in terms of architecture as well as the various ecosystems in the Americas it has evolved to represent...
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Notre Dame BasilicaNotre Dame Basilica
Notre Dame means ‘Our Lady’ and is the Catholic Cathedral in Montreal. It was designed by an Irish-American James O’Donnell in 1824 and is almost as impressive as its cousin in Paris. The outside is built in a Gothic Revival style and although it was built in the early 19th Century it looks like it is older. It has a curved arch entrance and towers which almost invites you to go inside and explore it...
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Old PortOld Port
The Old Port (Quai du Vieux Port) is located in the area of old Montreal which is actually one of the more up to date areas of the city. There are many activities to do in this part of the city. Most have nothing to do with the water, but there just seems to be lots to do in the area because it is near to it. There seems to be a certain atmosphere around the water and with boat rides and stunning views, it is easy to see why...
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St. Joseph's OratorySt. Joseph's Oratory
The Old Port (Quai du Vieux Port) is located in the area of old Montreal which is actually one of the more up to date areas of the city. There are many activities to do in this part of the city. Most have nothing to do with the water, but there just seems to be lots to do in the area because it is near to it. There seems to be a certain atmosphere around the water and with boat rides and stunning views, it is easy to see why...
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