48. Montreal  CANADA    | Total Sights: 50+  | Nickname:  Québec's Metropolis

 

 

 

 

by  David Diliff / CC BY-SA 3.0

A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Montreal

Canada  Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world, feels more European than North American.

Old Montreal's cobblestoned streets lined with buildings dating from the 17th through 19th centuries blend into a 21st-century skyline.

You will also find a vibrant dining and club scene that reflects contemporary Montreal's culturally diverse population.

 While Montreal ranks in none of the categories very high it still consistently scores solid in most of them and is also known for its very friendly locals.

 There is neither a standout sight nor many sights in total and Montreal is not cheap.

The city is also famous for its harsh winters.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

5.70/10

7/10

5.75/10

3.25/10

7/10

7.5/10

6.75/10

5/10

8/10

6.5/10

7/10

6/10 [1.7 mio.]

180.60

B. Best Things to Do in Montreal (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 5.70/10.

Basilique Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Basilica)  6
Basilica  (completed 1672)

by David Diliff / CC BY-SA 3.0

Parc du Mont-Royal (Mount Royal Park)  5
Park  (2.8 km2 [692 acres], created 1876)

by JustLiza / CC BY-SA 3.0

Underground City  5
Series of interconnected buildings  (with 32 kilometers of pedestrian tunnels)

by Ancien et moderne / CC BY-SA 3.0

Vieux-Montréal  5
City District

by Joanne Lévesque / CC BY-SA 3.0

 Biosphere  5
Environment Museum

by Hamidreza / CC BY-SA 3.0

  Botanical Gardens  5
Botanical Garden

by Thomas1313 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Place Jacques-Cartier  4
Square

St. Joseph's Oratory  4
Church

Habitat 67  4
Modern Houses

Plateau Mont-Royal  4
City District

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

Weather Forecast

Fog
Friday 02/23 10%
High 1° / Low 1°
Fog
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 02/24 20%
High 4° / Low -6°
Partly Cloudy
Snow
Sunday 02/25 100%
High 4° / Low -1°
Snow

C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Montreal

-Museum of Fine Arts  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Montreal

Ottawa (city, 201 km from Montreal)   5

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Montreal (including close-by excursions)

Basilique Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Basilica)  6
Parc du Mont-Royal (Mount Royal Park)   5
Underground City  5
Vieux-Montréal (city district) 5
Biosphere (museum, modern building)  5
Botanical Gardens  5
Place Jacques-Cartier (square)  4
St. Joseph's Oratory (large church)   4
Habitat 67 (modern houses)  4
Plateau Mont-Royal (city district) 4




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