Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province and the second-largest in Canada. This place is sure to leave a lasting impression you, much do to its diverse neighborhoods, cycling culture, botanical gardens, and unusual local food.
Wondering what to do while on vacation in this cool city? We have listed some of the best things to do in Montreal when visiting.
If you are a music lover and are interested in visiting Montreal Canada, the Montreal Jazz Festival will be the reason to urge you to book your tickets just in time for the festive season. Celebrated from the last week of June to the first week of July, one can expect over 500 music shows and concerts conducted through the duration of the festival, with over half of them being opened to the public. Besides this, there are ninety more festivals celebrated each year and because of them, Montreal is known as the city of festivals.
The presence of an underground city in Montreal is sufficient grounds to compel anyone to pay a visit to experience such a unique sight. Montreal has an underground network, which enables the inhabitants to get on with their daily routines, even when temperatures drop below freezing for several months of the year. This underground city stretches over twenty miles, featuring restaurants, shops, businesses, and more. Here you can find almost all kinds of outlets imaginable here, including universities and museums.
Like the French, the residents of Montreal are known for their style. There are several retail destinations, upscale chain stores, independent boutiques, and departmental stores to satisfy the shopping desires of every tourist. Montreal inhabitants speak french and the city is very european in its architecture and feel.
The presence of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) give the visitor that loves art even more reasons to visit Montreal. The art museum is located on the Golden Square Mile and is the largest museum in Montreal.
The Canadian Grand Prix, also known as Grand Prix du Canada, is an annual race in Canada.
Since 1967 the race has been a part of the official Formula One World Championship and since 1978 the race has taken place in Montreal which is why it is often called the Montreal Grand Prix.
The Montreal Botanical garden, or Jardin Botanique de Montréal as it is called in french, is a huge botanical garden that because of its collections is said to be one of the most important gardens in the world. Since 2008 the Montreal Botanical Garden is a officially a National Historic Site of Canada and it is a popular tourist destination for people who are looking for an outdoor thing to do in Montreal.
Averages here vary from −9 to −10 °C (16 to 14 °F) in January to 22 °C (72 °F) in July. It is great to plan a visit to Montreal from September to November or March to May to enjoy the milder weather, and many hotel vacancies, and in turn, the lower room rates! The summer is also a great time to visit! However, you never have to worry about the weather in this town. You’ll always find things to do in Montreal, no matter the weather, thanks to the Montreal Underground City (The Indoor City) which is perfect for chilly days.
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