Things to do in Montreal

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Things to Do in Montreal

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  • AMD907
    Anchorage, AK153 contributions
    This is a great park to walk around in and there are good views of the city. It was a step climb up a lot of steps to get here but it was worth it. I enjoyed walking around in the park.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Travelinsider
    Boca Raton, FL189 contributions
    Tons of excellent restaurants and shops, history everywhere, safe, clean, beautiful views. Can’t say enough nice things.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Nikki F
    Oxford26 contributions
    We visited the basilica to see the show Aura, which was very interesting - a mix of musical styles with lighting that made use of the basilica’s various surfaces. It was over ten minutes late starting - so much for be there in time for a prompt start - and there was a perceptible relief when we all realised it had finally begun. There was some time afterwards to look at the basilica, but as we had gone to the 6 o’clock show, we were chivvied out to make way for those arriving early for the 8 o’clock show. We had bought our tickets online as the website suggested that was necessary, and we did see people being turned away who had not done so.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Jim K
    West Chester, OH9 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit, although the extensive construction currently in progress makes it a bit less peaceful and picturesque. There is a shuttle that takes you from the street entrance on Queen Mary Rd up to the building entrance.

    The history of Brother André and the Oratory is interesting, and the building is beautiful inside and out. The basilica may not exhibit the highly ornate, classical style of older cathedrals, but it has a modern beauty all its own.

    Nice views of the city from the deck outside the basilica -- it might not be apparent from some photos, but you're pretty high up.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • MelissaMS61
    Hopedale, MA314 contributions
    In reading reviews of this garden prior to going, I wasn't sure it would be worth the visit in terms of what we would see and all of the walking. It looks enormously overwhelming on the map. However, I am pleased to report that my wife and I spent 5 hours here and loved every minute of it!!! The walking was not excessive and the gardens flow nicely into each other and are actually much closer to each other than it would appear on the map. To give you some perspective, I am 60 and she is 54. We are in good health and bike occasionally, but we are not what you would call "fit" or "athletic." Just average. Every garden had something to offer and was fully in bloom when we went on August 9th. I'm not sure what the person who said there wasn't much to see was looking at, but we found SO much to see that we couldn't take it all in. We didn't take advantage of the free shuttle that gives an overview of the gardens, but I can imagine this would be great as well, especially if you are concerned that you might not be up for all of the walking. One particularly nice, unexpected surprise was a 30 minute cooking demonstration at an outdoor kitchen by an indigenous chef that included a tasting for everyone of what he cooked. We also ate lunch at the restaurant which has lovely outdoor seating. We were a little surprised that it was a cafeteria style restaurant (I'd really call it a cafe more than a restaurant), but were pleasantly surprised as the quality of the food. I had half of a falafel sandwich and half of an egg salad sandwich, and my wife had a grilled cheese and potato salad. Honestly, the falafel sandwich was one of the best I've ever had (and MUCH better than the falafel tacos I had at our hotel's fancy (and expensive) rooftop terrace). So, our 5 hours did include the cooking demo and lunch, and we actually didn't see everything. There was probably another half hour or so that we didn't see, but our feet were done by that point. One poster said she wished the guides had been in English. Here's a tip - if there are no English guides at the ticket booth (which there weren't when we were there), check the visitor center next to it (where the restrooms are) - there were plenty on a rack in there. Also, if restrooms are a concern, there were plenty around the park, for example in the Chinese garden, the restaurant, the visitor center, etc. We had no problem finding one when we needed it. Also, on the map, the parking looks small and far away. It is neither - plenty of parking and it's not far from the ticket booth.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • dmvolley
    York, PA19 contributions
    Enjoyable day. Wide variety of art - make sure you get to all of the various buildings! I've been to many different art museums and this one is definitely worth a visit.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Nikki F
    Oxford26 contributions
    We headed in here largely because it had started to rain and it was free, not expecting much. But it was actually quite entertaining. There weren’t as many designs by actual fashion designers as their blurb would suggest, but there was still plenty to see and admire (and photograph!). Some of the older exhibits - notably those representing different nationalities - were a little stereotypical, but others were very imaginative.

    And it’s in the middle of a small shopping complex which had some useful shops in too!!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV2,794 contributions
    Although we enjoyed our walk through the market, there was very little a tourist staying in a hotel would want to buy. Did find a spice shop, Epices de Cru that offered items easy to pack and take home.

    IF one were shopping for a picnic supplies, it would be great.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • MathMom512
    Easton, PA11 contributions
    Visited with my husband and spent about 2 hours learning about Montreal. It was interesting and there were lots of artifacts. We had already walked around other parts of Montreal at this point so the history lesson tied it all together. Our children would have found this museum boring (they were not on this trip), although there was a cute section about pirates that seemed to be a hit with the young kids we saw. By the time we reached the Viking exhibit, we were tired out and didn’t spend too long there. But it was very well done.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • thetravellinggirl30
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    This whole area is so walkable, I love the old European feel of this part of town. I felt safe walking in this town alone by myself as my hotel was in this area. I would love to visit this area again when I come back to MTL!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Chewiesmom2
    Buffalo, NY190 contributions
    Fun market to walk through. The fruits and veggies were huge. There are interesting little shops along the sides and a great food court area at the end- all fresh foods.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • dmvolley
    York, PA19 contributions
    With a little pre-planning, it was very easy to use the metro to get around. Clean & safe. We used it for 3 days to get around. Was much easier than taking our car out, so we left that parked at the hotel and took the metro.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • margaretgR6409NG
    4 contributions
    We ate at several places on Rue St-Paul and marveled at the indigenous shops with native arts. Very enjoyable place to stroll along.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV2,794 contributions
    Included in the Montreal Pass, we were very happy with our (3 rotations) ride this morning. Each pod seats 8 but they were just putting one couple (or family) ) in each pod. Great A/C too!

    Views this morning were incredible.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Monatravel1207
    Grand Isle, VT190 contributions
    Have visited since I was a child, and am still impressed. In the heart of a bustling city, stop in for a few moments of peace and quiet. The architecture is wonderful, the grounds are well kept.
    Take a few minutes and walk around the outside of the cathedral: understand just how well constructed it is.
    A favourite for this Canadian.
    Written 16 July 2022
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