We've said it before and we'll say it again: Montreal is a pretty beautiful city. And as much as we love showing it off to visitors, we love getting spectacular views of our hometown, too. And why not? A city this beautiful deserves to be seen, and there are certain places in Montreal that offer the absolute best glimpses of what our city has to offer.
When you think of where to get a pretty big picture of the island, you probably think of the chalet on top of Mount Royal.
It's pretty much a right of passage, anyway.
But sometimes when you don't want to go to a crowded viewpoint, you want to try something new.
Fortunately, there are so many other places to get incredible sights of our city that'll make you say "Wow!" no matter how many times you go there.
Plus, seeing Montreal from all angles and all perspectives will give you exactly that: a new perspective on your city.
Because even when you think you've seen it all, Montreal always finds a new way to surprise you.
Take a look at the list below, and we'll see you there.
Address: Westmount Summit, Westmount, QC
Located in Westmount, the Westmount Summit is at the peak of one of the summits of Mount Royal. There's also Summit Woods Park surrounding the point for you to explore.
Address: Throughout the city
There's nothing better than having a drink in hand, taking in the views of our beautiful city. And luckily for us, there are a variety of terrasses in the city for you to do just that.
Clock Tower Beach
Address: 1, rue Clock Tower Quay, Montreal, QC
You may think you have to go up high for a great view of the city, but getting down to water-level offers some amazing sites, too.
Head down to Clock Tower Beach for views of Old Montreal, the downtown skyline, Jacques Cartier Bridge and, of course, the clock tower.
The Montreal Observation Wheel
Address: 362, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC
The view of the wheel is impressive in itself, but the view of the city from inside just can't be beaten.
St. Joseph's Oratory
Address: 3800, Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal, QC
St. Joseph's Oratory is home to the largest church dome in Canada and one of the tallest domes on the planet. If the building weren't beautiful enough, the view of the city will take your breath away.
Address: 1, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC
To soak in the entire skyline of the city, go to Parc Jean-Drapeau. Not only does it offer amazing views, but hopefully it's already on your summer bucket list.
Enjoy the views!