Attractions in Montreal
If you are planning a trip to Montreal you will need to plan carefully to make sure you get the most out of this unique city.
The Old Port / Old Montreal
Set just South of downtown Montreal, the Old Port is exactly what its name suggests. It is an area along the water that has been preserved to represent historic Montreal. The roads are made from cobblestone and the buildings will remind you of an ancient European town. In addition to the antiquated ambiance, there are street performers, gourmet restaurants and tavern style bars. This would be a good opportunity to try a famous Canadian "beaver tail" (queue du castor, in French). The sugary fried slab of batter is very decadent and definitely an icon of Canadian cuisine.
La Ronde Amusement Park
This park is on it's very own island! After being bought over by Six Flags in 2001, La Ronde has made many updates and is a top notch spot for families and thrill seekers. The park is only open during the spring/summer months.
Crescent Street & St. Laurent Street
Running parallel to each other, at opposite ends of downtown, both Crescent and St. Laurent offer unique boutique shopping, pallet-pleasing dining and a night-life that you need to see to believe. If you like to drink and party, you must check out some of the world famous bars that line both of these roads. St. Laurent is very long, you will want to concentrate on the stretch between Ste Catherine St. and Prince Arthur.
If you happen to be in Montreal during hockey season, you can attend a game at the Bell Center to experience the heart and soul of the locals. Time permitting, you may also want to check out the Fine Arts Museum, the breathtaking views from the top of Mount Royal and St. Joseph's Oratory.