To feel the real pulse of Montreal, step out and explore surrounding areas like Old Montreal, Hampstead, and Westmount.
To really get a feel for Montreal, head to one of its museums and theaters. There are many excellent destinations visitors can pay a visit to for a few hours including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, McCord Museum and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Book seats for a live show at the Place des Arts, the Centaur Theatre and the Pollack Concert Hall. Acclaimed galleries, include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and the St. Dizier Gallery.
When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Montreal, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. When you need a little time out, visit Sun-Yat-Sen Park and the Westmount Park and Library in Westmount, a place where you can enjoy some time outdoors.
Sights such as Habitat 67, Victoria Square and Place Royale are great places to check out while you’re in the area. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Christ Church Cathedral, the Notre Dame Basilica and the St. James United Church.
To stock up on supplies or enjoy a snack, set out to visit Eaton Centre, Atwater Market and Complexe Desjardins.
If you're a fan of football, you might enjoy seeing Verdun favorites, the Montreal Alouettes, doing battle in nearby Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. On match days follow the procession of red, blue, silver and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.
When you’re ready to rest up after a long day exploring the charms of Verdun, check in to one of the area's range of bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, and the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.