What to do in Montreal in one day

09:00 – Le Petit Hotel

09:30 – Old Montreal

10:30 – Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

11:00 – Notre-Dame Basilica

12:30 – Cafe Regine

14:00 – Biodome de Montreal

16:00 – Breizh Cafe

17:00 – Underground City Shopping Mall

18:30 – Quartier des Spectacles

19:30 – Bouillon Bilk Restaurant

21:00 – Upstairs Jazz Club

22:30 – La Distillerie No. 1

23:59 – Le Belmont

 

We mapped out your day trip in Montreal

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Montreal

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Montreal has long been considered the cultural capital of Canada. Set on an island in the St. Lawrence River, the city of Montreal is a mixture of grand modern buildings and cobbled streets. During your Montreal day trips, stroll around the Plateau Mont-Royal district, delighting in its quaint boutiques and cafés or tour the Olympic Park. Montreal is also home to over 250 theaters and dance companies and more than 90 festivals. Learn about the city’s history on the Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour or ride around on a Montreal Historic Discoveries Cruise. With a thriving arts culture, a plethora of bars, and beautiful natural wonders, you won’t be bored in Montreal

Montreal’s must-see is the Notre-Dame Basilica, with its beautiful architecture. Laze around the Botanical Gardens and take a stroll through Old Montreal. See a concert at the L’Orchestre Symphonique or explore the Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal invented the “pizza-ghetti”, a combination of pizza and spaghetti, so be sure to indulge in it while in Montreal. After you dive into a plate of Poutine or a tasty barbecue sandwich, save room for a piece of maple pie

“Bonjour” is French for both “Hello”, “How are you?” is “Comment ca va?” and “Excuse me” is “Pardon”. “Yes” in French is “Oui”, “No” is “Non”, and “Please” is “s’il vous plait”. To ask them if they speak English, ask “Parlez vous anglais?”

Montreal summers are warm, in the mid to up-70s. Fall turns chilly, with temperatures in the 40s to 60s. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures averaging in the 20s. Spring warms the landscape with weather in the upper 30s to 60s

The 747 bus runs into the city from the airport 24 hours per day for $10 per trip or hop on the regular bus for $3.25 each trip. You can easily travel by taxi for a flat rate of $40 or ride the train into the city for $10

Horse-drawn cartridges are a fun and unique way to see the city of Montreal. A shuttle bus will take you all over the city or see the city at your own speed by foot. Montreal also has a fantastic bike-sharing program

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