Mont Royal Park

Plateau
Park

Montreal’s crown jewel is Mount Royal Park, a 470-acre green space nestled in the center of the city on a mountain. It was landscaped in 1876 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the mastermind behind New York’s Central Park; highlights include St. Joseph’s Observatory (800 Queen Mary Rd; 514-733-8211; saint-joseph.org), a breathtaking spot from which to view the city, Beaver Lake, where you can rent a rowboat to go paddling, and the Kondiaronk Belvedere, for more spectacular views of downtown.

Mont Royal Park
1260 Remembrance RdMontreal, Canada
514-872-3911

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Fitz & Follwell

This tour company specializes in non-touristy jaunts by bike, by foot, and, in the winter, by snowshoe, that give visitors an insider’s view of the city.
Plateau
Bike + Walking Tours

Bota Bota

Refurbished by Jean Pelland of Sid Lee Architecture, this co-ed spa docked on the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal is an extraordinary place to relax while taking in views of the old city.
Old Montreal
Spa

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

One of Canada’s most important museums, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts houses more than 41,000 pieces spanning centuries.
Centre Ville
Museum

Museum of Jewish Montreal Tours

Montreal is home to one of North America’s most vibrant Jewish communities. This tour, by food historian Kat Romanow, starting at the Museum of Jewish Montreal in the Plateau, takes you through the formerly Jewish neighborhoods and shares their hidden histories.
Plateau
Walking Tour

Festivals

Montreal is festival city, and most of it happens in the summer.
Various
Festivals

Lachine Canal Bike Path

Opened in 1977, this scenic nine-mile bike path is located in a lush park along the formerly industrial Lachine Canal.
Plateau
Park

Live Music

Even in gaps between the big festivals like Osheaga and Jazz Fest, Montreal is still an excellent city for seeing music.
Various
Live Music

Mont Tremblant

Located less than two hours from the city, in the Laurentian Mountains, this resort town offers some of the best skiing in North America.
Outside the City
Ski Resort

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