ABOUT MTL

What to Do.

Wade wistfully through galleries of classic masterpieces, Canadian contemporary art and more.

The Underground City

A web of boutiques, food courts, and other amenities linked together by underground passageways. 

The Old Port & La Grande Roue

The oldest part of Montreal now features a ferris wheel that provides a romantic view of the city – especially at night.

St. Joseph's Oratory & Mount Royal

A pilgrimage site for Catholics from around the world. The adjacent Mount Royal arguably boasts the best view of the city.

The Village

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Home to the city's LGBTQ+ bars, restaurants and shops. Ste-Catherine Street is a pedestrian walkway.

Where to Eat.

Montréal is home to a plethora of ethnic communities from around the globe, which has consequently created a gastronomic culinary scene favoured by many, including late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Allow yourself to shoot the breeze over cocktails on a terrasse along Crescent Street, or debate approaches to combating the illicit arms trade as you bite into one of the city's world-renowned bagels. Spend your evenings burning off famed delicacies with a stroll down the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, or head to a club on St. Laurent to dance the night into the morning. 

Classic Eats.

Montreal Pool Room

Revered old-school joint famous for its Montréal-style hot dogs & fries (& for not having pool tables).

Schwartz's Deli

Renowned Deli formerly owned by Celine Dion, serving delicious smoked-meat sandwiches.

Beauty's Luncheonette

A renowned breakfast joint popular for its smoothies and its antique, 1942 decor.

Fairmount Bagel & St. Viateur Bagel

Two rival bagels shops serve as the city's mainstay for a fresh dozen. And yes, they're better than New York bagels. There's no debate.

Willensky's

A bologna and mustard sandwich served in a hundred-year old family-run hole-in-the-wall in the Mile End.

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Poutines.

La Banquise

Opened in 1967, and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, La Banquise offers a range of poutines from classic to unorthodox. From La Savoyarde, which features Swiss cheese, onions and sour cream, to La Reggae which counts guacamole and tomatoes among its many toppings, a pitstop here will be without a doubt a highlight of a brief Montreal getaway.

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Bars, Clubs and Pubs.

Hurley's

A classic Irish pub on Montreal's famed Crescent Street, sometimes featuring live ceilidhs.

Mad Hatter's

A watering hole for local Concordia students, this bar features cheap fare & drinks, along with comfy sofas and a pool table.

Apartment 200

Hip club featuring arcade games and speakeasy decor in a secluded apartment on St. Laurent Street.
A reservation in advance is usually required for groups.

3 Brasseurs

A larger bar with two locations downtown, featuring a wide-ranging menu. Known for serving several varieties of their in-house brew.

Milky Way

Located in the Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood, Milky Way features kitsch decor and tasty tropical-inspired drinks worth the trek.

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Club Unity

Located in The Village, this gay club offers an unforgettable experience to all – regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Where to find everything.

Ferris Wheel

Montréal, Quebec

Sandwich

Where to Eat

Montreal

Where to Visit