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Things to do in Montreal

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Montreal. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Montreal attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Montreal to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Montreal.

  • Adonis

    The supermarket is the winner of the People's Choice Award for design. More
  • Alexis Le Gourmand

    Chocolates from Gatineau, prize-winning regional cheeses, and cult-favorite Bilboquet ice cream are among the produits du terroir at Alexis Le Gour... More
  • Arsenal

    Set in an 1843 steamboat factory, the Arsenal complex now houses a gallery, video-screening room, and exhibition space. More
  • Arthur Quentin

    An antiques and curios shop opened in 1975, Arthur Quentin has since expanded to offer housewares, accessories, clothing, cookware, and other decor... More
  • Bar Plan B

    Though Montreal after dark used to mean La Calèche du Sexe and other such red-light joints downtown, the city’s nightlife is now centered around ba... More
  • Belgo Building

    Set on an otherwise unappealing stretch of Rue Sainte-Catherine, the industrial-looking Belgo Building is an inauspicious hub for the city’s contem... More
  • Bike Along the Canal de Lachine

    Montreal has great bike trails throughout the city and along the water. The best of them is the one that follows the Lachine Canal for about nine m... More
  • Bíly Kun

    The kooky sister establishment to bar Plan B, Bily Kun hangs mounted ostrich heads along its 20-foot-high walls by way of decoration. The look is r... More
  • BIXI

    In May 2009, the city launched North America’s largest public bike-share program, rolling out 3,000 bikes at 400 docksa round the city available 24... More
  • Boutique Andy Thê-Anh

    The Vietnam-born Andy Thê-Anh may be Quebec’s best women’s fashion designer—he’s certainly the city’s most polished. Down the stairs of his whitewa... More
  • Boutique Jérôme

    In need of a gift—even for yourself? Turn to Boutique Jérôme for its Canada-made collection, including graphic iPhone cases and vintage-style cotto... More
  • Casa del Popolo

    In recent years, Montreal’s music scene has given rise to a parade of innovative bands, including the Arcade Fire and the Stars. If you want to tak... More
  • Celadon Collection

    In Montreal, where interior shops tend to cater to either traditionalists or cutting-edge Modernists, Celadon Collection bridges the gap between st... More
  • Centre Cinéma Impérial

    Original Debut: Home to a fading vaudeville scene when it opened in 1913, the Imperial became a movie house in 1934 when it was leased to Léo-Ernes... More
  • Couleurs Meubles et Objets

    Rue Saint-Denis, up in the Plateau, is the prettiest shopping street in the city, with pint-size boutiques tucked into gabled houses. At this basem... More

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