It’s way too easy to take the city we live in for granted: we’ve grown accustomed to having tons of quality restaurants at our fingertips, authentic cultural experiences around the corner, and more festivals than we can count. What a shame it would be to miss out on Montreal’s gems just because they sound so familiar! Take a look at these Montreal tourist attractions that you should check out.
Cobblestone streets, majestic buildings, galleries, coffee shops, high end restaurants… Tourists may love this little piece of Europe, but with all those elements, it’s no wonder locals call themselves lucky to have it in their backyard. Grab a latte and get lost on the narrow roads, gaze out at the water on the Old Port, check out the Notre-Dame Basilica and visit a museum or two while you’re there! A vacation for everyone, with endless things to do.
This poutine place has been up and running since 1968 and is stated (by some) to be the best poutine joint in town. It attracts many vacationers, but this doesn’t stop Montrealers from crowding the place up. La Banquise is literally open 24 hours a day, and offers over 30 different types of poutine. After a long night out, for a delicious meal, an afternoon snack, or even for breakfast…poutine is the way to go!
Every Sunday, Montrealers take to the foot of the mountain with a blanket, food, and drink to bask in the sun. Around the George-Étienne Cartier Monument, hundreds gather to drum to the same beat. Tam Tams is a must-do for tourists and locals alike during the warmer months.