Plan your stay
Plan a stay in Montréal before or after your cruise on the Saint Lawrence River. With tons to offer, the city is the perfect complement to any trip starting or ending in Québec City or Montréal.
Montréal is an energetic and ebullient destination with endless entertainment options. If your tastes run classical and cultural, you’ll love our award-winning orchestras, gorgeous museums, art galleries and world renowned dance companies.
Meeting up with friends? The city is dotted with swanky restaurants and bars that are great for getting together. Film buffs and music lovers can get their fill at the city’s many avant-garde film and music festivals, while racing fans can immerse themselves in the thrill of the F1 Grand Prix.
Here are a few recommendations to help you plan your stay:
Join the party in 2017
The city will be celebrating its 375th anniversary with exclusive performances and special events happening across the city, all year long. Don’t miss out on the fun! www.375mtl.com
Our 375th anniversary celebrations include:
Montréal AVUDO: May 17 to September 2, 2017. This massive multi-media show will play a tribute to the Saint Lawrence River all summer in the Old Port. Avudo 70/
Les Arts de la rue: In July 2017, more than 60 street theatre troupes—including some of the best in the world—will converge in Montréal to present some 800 shows. Les arts de la rue
See the complete program: 375mtl.com
Explore the Old Port on foot or by renting a bicycle, quadricycle or Segway. In the same area, you can also try the zipline, go jet-boating, navigate the giant labyrinth, stop by the Science Center or chill out at the beach. Across town in the Olympic Park, educational fun awaits at Space for Life (Biodome, Planetarium, Insectarium and botanical garden) and fresh air abounds at Esplanade Financière Sunlife. To view Montréal from the top, head to Montréal Tower or from Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie.
Find the perfect hotel with a pool for the kids:
- Le Centre Sheraton Montréal
- Delta Montréal
- Hyatt Regency Montréal
- Marriott Springhill Suites Old Montréal
- Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal
Indulge in a little luxury
Unwind with afternoon tea at the Ritz, a visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or an unforgettable spa treatment. For more action, discover the city’s hottest contemporary art galleries, pick your seat for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, or learn about Montréal’s history by visiting Cité Mémoire in romantic Old Montréal.
Find the perfect luxury hotel to immerse yourself in opulence:
- Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
- Le Crystal
- Loews Hôtel Vogue
- Ritz-Carlton Montréal
- Renaissance Montréal Downtown
- Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
- W Montréal
- William Gray
Montréal has something for every shopper, including those who want to meet local designers, find that perfect M0851 wallet or even craft their own pompom out of upcycled fur. For some, shopper’s paradise is found on Ste-Catherine Street, while those looking for funky boutiques or second-hand shops will have to step off the beaten track.
Here are some great spots for shopping in Montréal:
- Eaton Centre: The Eaton Centre is a choice shopping destination with 175 retailers, plus it’s home to an incredible wax museum.
- Complexe Desjardins: Complexe Desjardins is located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Entertainment District, known locally as the Quartier des spectacles. It features 110 shops and restaurants centred around an expansive public plaza that hosts shows more than 200 days per year.
- Harricana par Mariouche: This sustainable fashion boutique/workshop is one of the city’s most stylish destinations featuring products made from recycled materials. Visitors can get a first-hand look at how fashion is created and a better appreciation of the importance of shopping locally.
- M0851: M0851 designs, makes and sells a wide range of leather bags, accessories and clothes known for being both functional and sleek. And it’s all made right here in Montréal.
Just for millennials
You ready for all this? Montréal’s is home to Osheaga, late-night eats for dirt cheap, rockin’ Montréal restaurants from Simple Plan’s Jeff Stinco, serious fun at the SAT, the Mural festival, cool clubs and bars—and the Mile End, the coolest neighbourhood in North America.
Find the perfect hotel for your stay:
A culinary experience
Stop by the Jean-Talon open-air farmers’ market, take a cooking class with a renowned chef, relax at Maison Boulud or dine at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. If you’re still hungry, get a taste of the real Montréal by sampling fare from our 350 gourmet food trucks.
Here are a few of Montréal’s top restaurants:
- L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
- L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel
- Maison Boulud
- Montréal Plaza Restaurant
- Restaurant TOQUÉ!
And don’t forget to stop by our public markets:
The multicultural flavours and sights of Jean-Talon Market have been attracting crowds to Little Italy since 1933. In addition to the fruit, vegetable and flower stalls is a tasty array of specialty shops featuring spices, oils, cheeses, meats, pastries and other exquisite products. marchespublics-mtl.com
Open since 1933, Atwater Market features a diverse selection of merchants, caterers and specialty boutiques selling meats, fish, baked goods and fine foods all year round. There are also plenty of fruit, vegetable and horticultural producers on site. Cyclists can take the Lachine Canal bike path right to the market. marchespublics-mtl.com
For the full schedule of events happening in Montréal, click here .
BOOK A ROOM IN MONTRÉAL
Take advantage of our Sweet Deal Package and get an exclusive coupon booklet with up to $445 in savings. Treat yourself to a short escapade to discover Montréal’s attractions and cultural activities.
Contact your favourite travel agent or incoming travel company to plan your stay in Montréal.
Looking for information on Montréal tours and day trips? Check out our Montréal Tours & Excursions brochure.