Try your luck at the Casino de Montreal, just minutes from the city centre, open 24 hours a day. Parking at the Casino is free. Shuttles are available 7 days a week during the summer season. Departures are from Montreal’s Tourist Centre at 1001 Rue du Square-Dorchester (between Peel and Metcalfe).
Established in the heart of Old Montréal since 1985, Guidatour is a tourist service agency that provides professional guides for the city of Montreal.
The gentle slope down from the Nelson monument affords a superb view of the Old Port. Built in 1804 on the old site of Château de Vaudreuil, Place Jacques-Cartier was used as a public market for many years. It is a major gathering place and entertainment site in Old Montréal, drawing passers-by and visitors who enjoy street artists. Facing City Hall, Place De La Dauversière is a magnificent public garden.
Available since 2009, BIXI is one of the best ways to enjoy nature, be active, and visit the landmarks in Montréal without any hassles and at a low cost. The system is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 3 seasons a year, from April to November. This service enables citizens and tourists to borrow a bike from one station and re-dock the bike at another station close to their destination. The BIXI network has 540 stations, providing 6,200 bikes in 11 Montréal boroughs.
An architectural landmark from Expo 67, the Biosphere is a unique and spectacular venue in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène. The site hosts stimulating exhibitions and scientific events aimed at revealing the key issues and challenges of being an ecocitizen. Climate change, water and air quality, energy, severe weather, and sustainable development are among the topics addressed.
An oasis in the middle of the city for over 80 years, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Its cultural gardens invite you to embark on a journey through diverse botanical traditions inspired by the rich cultures of China, Japan, and the First Nations of this land.
The MMFA’s exhibitions are renowned for a multidisciplinary approach that combines the fine arts with music, film, fashion, and design. The museum’s permanent collection, presented in five pavilions, features international art (including an impressive collection of Old Masters), world cultures, decorative arts and design, a sculpture garden, Québec and Canadian art, and a significant selection of Inuit art.
Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore an original underground circuit, leading through archaeological excavations, starting with Indigenous settlements. At the start of the visit, an immersive multimedia presentation offers a fast-paced journey through the city's captivating history, the remains come to life and the countdown begins!
A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent interior in wood and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Chapel captivate hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows illustrate biblical passages as well as 350 years of parish history. Discover Aura, a luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica.