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Cruises to Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada Cruises

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Montreal is a metropolitan city in Quebec Province of Canada. It is North America’s number one city for hosting international festivals. There are 19 boroughs in Montreal. The most popular neighborhood for tourists in Montreal's central areas is Ville-Marie. Downtown, Old Montreal, Chinatown, Quartier Latin-Le Village, and Parc Jean-Drapeau are some routes from west to east. While Montreal is a large city, it allows visitors to take advantage of its outdoor life and watch ice hockey with the Montréal Canadians.

Best Things to do in Montreal

Montréal offers plenty of attractions, such as museums, landmarks, shopping districts, and nightclubs. Take a walk through the restored 18th-century buildings of Vieux-Montréal for a taste of historic Montreal. Many of the buildings house museums and souvenir shops. Several attractions in Montreal, such as the Montreal Biodôme, are great for families. The Underground City is a great place to avoid the cold during the winter. The underground malls and museums will keep you entertained. Apart from these attractions, here are some things to do in Montreal. 

1. Old Montreal

Vieux-Montréal is the heart of the city. It's accessible from places like Place-d'Armes métro station and Champ-de-Mars métro station on the Orange Line. This neighborhood has remained relatively unchanged despite the city's rapid urbanization. A horse-drawn carriage through the cobblestone streets, passing the Basilique Notre-Dame, the Vieux-Port (Old Port), and the Hôtel de Ville. In the summer, you can catch street performers at Place Jacques-Cartier or sit at sidewalk cafes overlooking the river to chat with Montrealers. Vieux-Montréal also has several bars and clubs that bring life to the area come sundown. Due to its beautiful architecture, this area feels very European. Its many attractions are walking, eating, and learning about Montreal's history.

2. Mount Royal

A 761-foot hill in Montreal gives its name to the city. It is also the city's largest park. It is easily accessible from the Peel and Mont-Royal métro stations on the Green Line and the Orange Line. It is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers, and bicyclists. The park's Lac des Castors (Beaver Lake) can be explored by rowboats in the summer. You can get breathtaking views of the city and park from the Chalet du Mont-Royal. You should visit the Cross of the Royal Mount and the two cemeteries in the park (one English and one French).

3. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

It has taken more than 150 years for Montreal's most prestigious museum to build its fine arts collection. The exhibition includes works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, El Greco, Renoir, Cézanne, and Picasso and works by Canadian and international artists. Also included in the collection are pieces designed by Frank Gehry, artifacts from World War I, and 18th-century English porcelain. In addition, the museum features a restaurant and a bookstore.

4. Quebec Wine Tour from Montreal

Montreal is a francophone city, so drinking wine is one of the best things to do besides eating. The foodie capital of Canada has excellent wine regions within driving distance. When you want to do some tastings, a local tour is a great way to get a feel for the local wineries. A local guide shows you the best parts of Quebec wine country on the Quebec Wine Tour from Montreal. Visit two to three local wineries in either an afternoon or a full-day tour. During the full-day tour, you are also treated to a gourmet lunch.

5. Montreal Clock Tower

Spend your last moments in Montreal at the Clock Tower. You can snap a few last-minute photos from 150 feet high, which is a pleasant way to round off your trip to Montreal. Built as a memorial to fallen sailors, the tower was initially designed as an observation tower. The clock is sometimes called "The Sailors' Memorial Clock" because of its significance. Originally, King Edward VIII planned to have bells bellowing in commemoration for the soldiers every hour. These bells were connected to the tower, and he laid the first stones in 1919. It was never completed, though, and the building became more of a tourist attraction than a somber memorial. Seeing the city from above is just a fun thing to do for visitors today. The Montreal Clock Tower has 192 steps. The summit offers stunning vistas of the river and port area if you are willing to go to the top. The event is free and open to the public, so there's no need to pay. The Montreal Clock Tower is a great place to say your last goodbyes to Montreal when you can't continue delaying the inevitable.

Best Time to Visit in Montreal

March to May and October to November are ideal times to visit Montreal. The weather is milder, and hotel vacancies are most plentiful Montreal is the antidote if you think that Canada is a cold place. This vibrant French-Canadian metropolis is located in a highly humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. A mild spring and autumn and often very cold, cloudy & snowy winters characterize the city's atmosphere. Summers can be sweltering & humid, while springs and autumns are generally mild. Montreal receives more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year during the summer months. Snowfall averages around 2 meters per season, with moderate precipitation.

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