To get a sense of what makes Montreal tick, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like Downtown Montreal, Old Montreal, and Plateau Mont Royal.
There are plenty of unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Ville-Marie. Spend part of the day discovering the exhibits at Biosphere, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and McCord Museum. Book in for a lively show at the Place des Arts, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier and the Centaur Theatre. Aspiring artists should see the exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and the St. Dizier Gallery.
When it’s time escape the city, head to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Find a little peace in Lafontaine Park, Jeanne-Mance Park and Sun-Yat-Sen Park, where visitors can spend time outdoors.
Montreal has many noteworthy places to see such as Habitat 67, the Champ de Mars and Victoria Square. Whatever your background or beliefs, you’ll be moved by the serene atmosphere at sacred places like the Christ Church Cathedral, the Notre Dame Basilica and the St. James United Church.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, stock up on food or just window shop at popular shopping destinations such as Eaton Centre, Complexe Desjardins and the Les Cours Mont-Royal.
Sports fanatics visiting Ville-Marie should head to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium to see the Montreal Alouettes taking on visiting rivals. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of red, blue, silver and white, as local football lovers gather to support their home-grown heroes.
At the end of a busy day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Ville-Marie, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, or the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.