Best Hot Spots in Montreal

1. Place Ville Marie Observatory

Offering stunning views of Montreal, the 360° Observation Deck Place Ville Marie enables Montrealers, as well as visitors, to discover a new and unique view of the city’s main landmarks and cultural pillars. Observe the Saint Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Quartier des spectacles, and the Olympic Stadium – to name only a few of the attractions visible 185 meters above ground.

Opening Hours:

(September 4th to June 24th)

Monday to Thursday:10 a.m to 5 p.m

Friday to Saturday:10 a.m to 6 p.m

Sunday:11 a.m to 6 p.m

(June 25th to Septembre 3rd)

Monday to Thursday:10 a.m to 7 p.m

Friday to Saturday:10 a.m to 9 p.m

Sunday:11 a.m to 6 p.m

Admission Fees:

Adult: $19

Senior (65 years old+): $18

Youth and Students (13 to 17 years old or all ages with student ID):$15

Little One (0 – 4 years old): Gratuit

Day Pass: $22

Official website: https://www.observatoire360.com/en/

 

 

2.Old Port

Old port is the historic port of Montreal. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post. The historical Old Port now offers Montrealers and visitors alike access to a wide variety of activities. You can check for more information and the details of attractions in the Entertainment blog Part(link).

Official website: https://www.oldportofmontreal.com/

 

 

3.Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal(In Old Pot)

The Notre-Dame basilica of Montreal is the first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. Its history, noted by the Sulpician Fathers since its foundation, is intimately tied in to the history of the City of Montreal. It bears witness to its Catholic foundations and the ever-present connections between the arts and religion. Its architectural style marked a turning point in the religious tradition and was imitated by several parishes. Celine Dion, a famous Canadian singer, held a wedding at the church in 1994.

Opening Hours:

For prayer:

Monday to Friday: 7 AM

Saturday: 8 AM

Sunday: 7.30 AM

For visitors:

Monday to Friday : 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Sunday : 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Admission Fees:

age 18 and over: $8

ages 7 to 17: $5

age 6 and under: free

Official website: https://www.basiliquenotredame.ca/en/

 

 

4.Mont Royal

Mount Royal is a large volcanic-related hill or small mountain in the city of Montreal, immediately west of Montreal. The City of Montreal takes its name from Mt Royal.

You can overlook the view of Montreal City, and enjoy the natural view of the Park.

Official website: https://www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/en

 

5.Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal(In Mont Royal)

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrineon on Mount Royal’s Westmount Summit . It is Canada’s largest church and claims to have one of the largest domes in the world.

Admission Fees:    Free

Official website: https://www.saint-joseph.org/en/

 

 

6.Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Canada, located at Olympic Park in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal. Built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it is nicknamed “The Big O”, a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium’s roof. The stadium is the largest by seating capacity in Canada. The Olympic Stadium is located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Jardin Botanique.

Incorporated into the north base of the stadium is the Montreal Tower, which is leaning at an astonishing 45-degree angle,the world’s tallest inclined tower at 165 metres. The glass-encased funicular brings visitors on a breathtaking two-minute ride to the top of the Tower. This one-of-a-kind funicular can hold up to 50 passengers and is the only one in the world built along a curved structure.

Opening Hours For Montreal Tower:

Observatory

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday: Closed

Monday, April 22 (holiday): 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, May 20 (holiday): 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission Fees(Montreal Tower):

Adult: $23.75

Senior (65 and over): $21.50

Student: $19

Child: $11.75

Family (2 adults and maximum of 3 children):  $59.25

Official website: https://parcolympique.qc.ca/en/what-to-do/the-montreal-tower/

 


7.Biodome

An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas:

The Biodôme, whose name means “house of life,” shows visitors the “true nature” of the Americas, by offering up their loveliest and most amazing ecosystems.

When the Biodôme opened in 1992, its “ecosystem” concept was a world first. Twenty years later, this systemic approach still has no equal in the faithful and complex way in which it represents the natural environment (its “rocks,” climates, lighting, etc.) and how both the animal species themselves and the animal and plant species interact.

Opening Hours:

The Biodôme is currently closed for works. The reopening is expected for December 2019.

Official website:  http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/biodome




8.Jardin Botanical Garden:

With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. It is one of top 10 best botanical garden in the in North America.

Opening Hours:

(time may differ depending on season)

Admission Fees:

Adults: $20.50

Ages 65 and up: $18.75

Students (18+ with card): $15

Ages (5 to 17): $10.25

Family (A maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children, ages 5-17): $56.75

Official website:  http://m.espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden

 

9.Montreal Insectarium

The Insectarium will become a true biotope in which insects, plants and people can interact and take an interest in one another. In an architectural space that is both a landscape and an organism, the underground and closed spaces, water, shadow and daylight follow and play off one another along a route that plunges visitors into an immersive, sensory experience in the heart of the world of insects.

 

Opening Hours:  The Insectarium is currently closed for works. The great opening is expected for June 2021.

 

Official website:  http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/insectarium

 

 

 

 

10.Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan 

Its arrival marks a defining moment in the consolidation of the Space for Life, the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Jardin botanique, Insectarium, Biodôme and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada.

With its bold design, the new Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey.

A true pioneer in the field, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy.

Opening Hours:

Showtime differ depending on day

 

Admission Fees:

Adults: $20.50

Ages 65 and up: $18.75

Students (18+ with card): $15

Ages (5 to 17): $10.25

Family (A maximum of 2 adults and up to 3 children, ages 5-17): $56.75

Official website:  http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/planetarium

 

 

 

 

11.Barbie Exp

This is haute couture on display, a gathering of the world’s most elite designers. This is Barbie seen at her fashionable best, a stunningly beautiful collection chicly modeled by the 11½-inch fashion icon.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 10 a.m to 7p.m

Thursday to Friday: 10 a.m to 9 p.m

Saturday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m

Sunday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m

Admission Fees:   Free

Official website:  http://expobarbie.ca/en/

 

 

12.Grevin

The Musée Grévin now contains some 120 characters arranged in scenes from the history of Canada from Jacques Cartier and modern life, movie stars and international figures such as Elizabeth II, Scarlett Johansson, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga, Mahatma Gandhi, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo DiCaprio or Naomi Campbell. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday:10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Sunday: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Admission Fees

Regular Ticket:

(Adult) $19.95

(Youth & Student) $15.95

(Child) $13.6

Family Packages(Offer valid for 2 people (2 adults maximum) ):$56

Senior Disconut(For seniors 65 and older):$18

 

Official website: https://www.grevin-montreal.com/en/

 

 

13.Biosphere Montreal

This architectural masterpiece was designed by noted American architect Buckminster Fuller. The Biosphère is a unique and spectacular site, located in the heart of Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Visit its educational exhibitions to get a better understanding of major environmental issues: air, water, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development, and much more.

Opening Hours:

10 a.m to 5p.m(time may differ depending on season)

Admission Fees:

Adults:$15

Seniors (65 years and over)  $12

Students (18 years and over) $10

17 years and under

 

Official website: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/biosphere-environment-museum-montreal/

 

 

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