Named after the triple-peaked hill located in the center of the city, Montreal is the capital of the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec and the second most populous city in the country. It attracts more than 10 million tourists from all over the world every year, and if you’re going to visit the “Paris of North America”, make sure to visit some of the places listed below to see the best the city can offer.
Parc du Mont-Royal
The city’s landmark hill is perfect to visit if you enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city at any time of the year, plus it’s free! When walking in the trails you will find many joggers, dog walkers and cyclists no matter what time of the day.
While there, make sure to visit the Chalet du Mont-Royal and the Croix du Mont-Royal to learn more about the history of Montreal and its Christian heritage.
Casino de Montreal
Located across from Montreal’s old port is the largest casino in Canada with its impressive architecture, originally built for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition. While there, you can definitely play real money pokies in one of the 115 gaming tables, eat and drink at one of the four restaurants and three bars, or even watch a cabaret show in the auditorium. If you are a French-speaker, then playing a jeux de casino en ligne francais won’t be a problem for you at all.
It is also a good place to visit even if you are new at table games, there is an area called “The Zone” that teaches the basic concepts and strategies of games like poker, blackjack, craps, roulettes and others. The casino is open 24 hours a day, all year round. There is free parking available and also valet services.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
It’s always worth a visit to one of the best and oldest museums in Canada, not only because of its permanent collection featuring works of some of the biggest Canadian artists, but also for its temporary exhibitions that has hosted works from artists like Andy Warhol, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Picasso, Gaugin and many others in the past.
Many visitors have described the exhibits as remarkable and worth paying the admission price. It’s recommended to have a few hours to spare as there also a restaurant and bookstore located on-site.
Located in the original historical site of Montreal is the city’s cultural center. Despite the high urban development in its surroundings, Old Montreal has stood to its cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. Walking down the streets you can find many different stores and souvenir shops. Also, during the summertime, there will be many street artists performing by the sidewalk cafes that overlook the River.
Notable sites in Old Montreal include the Basilique Notre-dame – the city’s most impressive church; the Vieux-Port – where you can rent paddleboats to sail across the Lachine Canal historical route; and after the sun sets, there are countless bars and clubs that are worth a visit.