48 Things You Can Do In Montreal In 48 Hours

The best weekend of your life.

Ever feel like being a tourist in your own city? Or maybe you're new to Montreal, and haven't had the chance to hit up the city properly just yet. Or, maybe you're planning a trip to Montreal, and need a quick guide of all the most fun things to do.

Whatever your situation is, friend, maybe you're just searching for a handful of recommendations for a fun weekend in the city. And if this sounds like you, then no worries. It might be a little overwhelming to plan out some awesome things to do in Montreal, since there are constantly awesome things to get done. But I'm totally here for you, guys. I've got your backs.

1. Visit Le Passé Composé for some tasty (and seriously Instagram-worthy) breakfast

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2. Then check out Saint-Joseph's Oratory, and make sure you stop by the gorgeous Oratory gardens

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3. While you're there, take a stroll through Parc du Mont-Royal

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4. And get up to the lookout for the most gorgeous views of Montreal

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5. After that, stop by Beautys Luncheonette for a classic Montreal lunch

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6. Get yourself to Montreal's Rosemont and stop by Roberto's, for some authentic Montreal Italian gelato

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7. Then visit the Marché Jean-Talon, and take an adorable stroll through the rows and rows of fresh fruits and veggies

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8. Stop for dinner in Montreal's Little Italy, and go grab some authentic Italian food

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9. Then grab an ice cream at Spoum, in Montreal's Mile-Ex

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10. While you're there, take a scenic jog through Jarry Park

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11. Then re-energize with a latte from Cafe Vito

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12. Make your way to Montreal's Plateau, and check out all the murals down Boulevard St. Laurent

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13. And then visit Patati Patata for a light snack. (AKA, a poutine)

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14. Hit up Apt. 200 for good drinks, good vibes, and good times

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15. After that, head on out to $2 Chow on Boulevard St. Laurent for some popular late-night eats

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16. Start off your with a tasty espresso from Cafe Olimpico

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17. Then grab some breakfast at Montreal's Febergé. (Try the chicken and waffles, they're awesome)

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18. After that, stop by Kem CoBa, and grab a cone of their flavour of the week.

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19. Take a walk down Fairmount and grab some fresh Montreal bagels from Fairmount Bagels

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20. And then check out nearby St. Viateur Bagel. Grab a bag of their Montreal bagels and see which ones you like best

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21. Then swing by Downtown Montreal for a visit to Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts (protip: entrance is free the last Sunday of every month)

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22. While you're there, stroll down Montreal's Sherbrooke street and check out the Quartier Des Spectacles

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23. Continue down Saint Catherine Street to check out Montreal's Gay Village, and the gorgeous pink ball art installation

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24. While you're there, grab a drink at Complexe Sky's rooftop terrasse

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25. And then stop by Montreal's La Banquise, for a light snack. (AKA, a poutine)

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26. Check out Parc LaFontaine, and admire the beautiful fountain views

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27. Take a ride on Montreal's Metro down to Viau, and check out Montreal's Botanical Gardens

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28. While you're there, stop by the Biodome and see some adorable animals

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29. Then go and visit the Insectarium, and pick up a box of edible bugs

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30. Get yourself to Montreal's HOMA, and explore the beautiful Chateau Dufresne

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31. Grab the metro down to Lionel-Groulx, and walk down to the Atwater Market

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32. Grab some food at Montreal's Satay Brothers

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33. Then rent a BIXI bike and bike along Montreal's Lachine Canal

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34. Continue the trip up to Montreal's Old Port, and if you're feeling adventurous, zip through it with the MTL Zipline

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35. Explore Old Montreal on foot

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36. And don't forget to pop onto a rooftop terrasse for some good drinks, good views, and good vibes

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37. If you're in the mood for an adrenaline rush, head out to Park Jean-Drapeau Metro station and take the shuttle bus to La Ronde

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38. Or else treat yourself to some time at Bota Bota, Montreal's spa on a boat

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39. Pass by Tommy Cafe, for a very Instagram-worthy latte

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40. Admire Montreal's cool architecture, especially the Habitat 67 building

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41. Head down to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau and explore the beach, Plage Jean-Doré

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42. Then check out Montreal's Biosphère

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43. Head back to Montreal's Plateau for some Portuguese chicken at Ma Poule Mouillée

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44. Then head out to Montreal's Ahuntsic and check out the Île de la Visitation rapids and nature park

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45. Get yourself to Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges and check out Snowden Deli for some authentic Montreal smoked meat

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47. Then check out Montreal's Orange Julep, for some car-spotting and tasty orange juice

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48. Cap off your day with a popular - and delicious - cone from Montreal's La Diperie. (Try the lavender dip, it's mind blowing)

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