The Jardin Botanique de Montreal or Montreal’s Botanical Garden is a jewel of the city and is recognised as one of the world’s best. It boasts a collection of 22,000 plant species, 10 greenhouses, and over 20 thematic gardens spread across over 75 acres. Don't forget to stroll through the First Nations Garden, a particular highlight.
Located west of central Montreal, Mount Royal is a fantastic place to relax in nature. You can walk through wooded areas, admire the views of the skyline from the summit, or partake in the activities that are held here throughout the year. Visit the monuments dotted throughout the park, enjoy a beverage at the cafe, or boat on Beaver Lake.
In Montreal’s Old Town, you’ll find the historic Notre-Dame Basilica. Typical of Gothic Revival architecture, this basilica features vaults in shades of deep blue with golden stars on the ceiling, intricate woodwork, and vibrant hues of purple, red, azure, silver, and gold. It also has stained glass windows depicting the religious history of this beautiful city.
Discover one of Canada’s best museums and Montreal’s largest at Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Spread over five pavilions, the museum boasts a historic total of 43,000 works including photography, paintings, foodware designs, and contemporary artworks. In addition to the extensive permanent collection, new exhibitions are often shown here. With so much to explore, it's a must-visit for art lovers.
Discover the four ecosystems of the Americas at Montreal Biodome. You can explore replicas of South America’s tropical rainforest, North America’s Laurentian Forest, an estuary habit reminiscent of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, or the Artic and Antarctic’s sub-polar region. These fascinating exhibits are housed within a former velodrome from when Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics.