The McIntosh Country Inn is only 90-minutes from Montréal. Start driving East on the 401 to discover all that Ville de Montréal has to offer, old and new!
Montréal is looking ahead to its 400th anniversary and you can see a wonderful portion of that French colonial history preserved in the old stone buildings, towering cathedrals, and cobblestone streets. But Montreal is also cosmopolitan and has a vibrant urban spirit, reflected in its nightlife, restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Montréal is a unique city in its diversity and effortless bilingualism. Witness the charm of the Old World infused with a myriad of cultures, ethnicities, languages, ideas, cuisine, you name it! Visit Montréal and experience the sheer joie de vivre that makes it a city like no other.
6 Things to Do and See in Ville de Montréal
Be transported back in time as you walk the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Discover the stories of Jeanne Mance, Jacques Cartier, and de Maisonneuve and visit the Château Ramezay and its beautiful gardens. Dating back to 1705, the Château Ramezay stands as one of the oldest buildings in North America.
Tour the incredible Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Pointe-à-Callière, to see the old fortifications and amazing artifacts preserved under the city. Take in the prominent and ornamented Notre-Dame Basilica and catch a guided tour to learn more about its construction, art and architecture. Old Montréal is a preserved treasure trove, waiting for you to discover!
To learn more, visit https://www.mtl.org/en
Old Port of Montréal
The Old Port of Montréal is a perfect mixture of old history and exciting modern activities. Experience a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montréal, and the nearby mountains from 60 meters off the ground on the Observation Wheel! Take in an IMAX film, visit the Science Centre, or take in a cruise on the River.
Find a fun way to enjoy the Old Port with the whole family! Take advantage of the 2.5 km of beautiful green parks on the waterfront, perfect for a picnic. Or try a unique and memorable activity – exploring the Old Port on a 3 or 6 seat quadricycle, the perfect vehicle to roll around, taking in the sites on your own time.
In Winter, you can enjoy the Old Port skating rink and the Winter Park with its exciting outdoor activities, inflatable games, snowball battles, and slides. If you get tired or hungry, there’s a whole line-up of amazing restaurants and boutiques…you don’t have to search far for a great place to sit and eat.
To learn more, visit https://www.oldportofmontreal.com/
Grand Prix du Canada -F1 Racing
Grand Prix weekend inspires the whole city of Montréal to party. After the 1967 Expo ended and the 1976 Summer Olympics left town, the lonely Notre Dame Island was turned into a racetrack – the Circuit Ile Notre-Dame.
Join the fans in the stands and enjoy the leafy background that makes the 4.361 km long circuit one of Formula 1’s most beautiful and relaxed venues.
For information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.gpcanada.ca/en/
Casino de Montréal
There’s lots of fun to be had at Casino de Montréal! Enjoy a variety of different activities including table games like blackjack, poker, and roulette, as well as slot machines, and electronic gaming. Take advantage of the many restaurants, bars, and exciting shows, like the Cabaret du Casino.
With its five floors, the Casino de Montréal stands as one of Ville de Montréal’s leading attractions and one of the biggest casinos in the world!
To learn more, visit https://casinos.lotoquebec.com/en/montreal/home
Nightlife in Montréal
The party doesn’t stop in Montréal when the sun goes down! Stop by one of the top clubs like New City Gas, Stereo Nightclub and Le Belmont sur le Blvd to see what all the fuss is about. Or experience one of the pubs and micro breweries that host some of the most exciting sporting events!
The Jazz Festival is another big attraction and offers a ton of music, dance, and fun, day and night! Find a karaoke bar if you want to make some music yourself. In Montréal, you don’t have to search far to find some action. To learn more, visit http://www.go-montreal.com/night.htm
Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Planetarium
Visitors to Montréal discover that there’s a lot to experience, but there’s also a lot to learn. The Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, and Planetarium offer amazing educational and informative outings, perfect for the whole family.
The Montréal Biodôme lets you discover five incredible ecosystems under one roof. The Insectarium is one of the biggest insect museums on the continent. The Botanical Gardens are a top tourist attraction with its year-round amazing exhibits and activities, like the fall Chinese Lantern Festival. Discover the stars and sky like never before at the Planetarium.
All 4 centres, known as the Space for Life, stand as the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada. For more information, visit https://espacepourlavie.ca/en