Montreal is one of the best cities in the world. You may think I'm a little biased by saying that, and you're probably right, but I honestly think it's true. We're known for our nightlife, artistic vibes and unique burrows and sights.
If you're planning on visiting Montreal this summer, you've got some planning to do because this city is jam packed with amazing things! We have tons of unreal restaurants, bars, and places to explore.
That's why I made this list. If you're visiting Montreal for the first time you've got to do it the right way, and that means being a major tourist. But that's completely okay! We love tourists here in Montreal because we want everyone to see just how amazing this city really is.
So, when you visit check out the best tourist spots in the list below and I guarantee you'll have one amazing trip!
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Montreal has some amazing restaurants, whether you're looking for a brunch, lunch or dinner spot. These are some of the best in all three categories that you must go to if you're visiting Montreal this summer!
This brunch spot is located right in the Saint Henri neighbourhood and makes some killer breakfast foods. Get fried chicken and waffles, blueberry pancakes, and so much more deliciousness at this hip restaurant. You'll also be located right by the Atwater Market making it the perfect spot for tourists to explore!
Faberge makes some insanely creative brunch items, which is clearly the reason there's always a lineup at this spot. Try their PB&J french toast, crazy eggs benedict and so much more! You'll also be in the heart of the Mile End area which is great for tourists to explore.
3. Lola Rosa
Lola Rosa is the perfect lunch spot for tourists to go to. They have multiple locations across the city and are the best spot for yummy vegetarian food! You can get a giant plate of loaded nachos, creamy mac n' cheese or burritos.
4. El Rey del Taco
This is the spot to go if you love all things Mexican food. El Rey del Taco makes some of the most authentic tacos in the city! You'll also be right at Montreal's famous Jean Talon market, giving you the perfect place to walk off the taco belly you'll have after this meal.
5. Labo Culinaire Foodlab
This is one of the coolest dinner spots in Montreal, located on the gorgeous terrasse at Societe des Arts et Technologiques. You'll eat some amazing, unique dishes with a stunning view of the SAT's giant dome, under twinkly lights in the heart of downtown. You'll also be located right on Saint Laurent which is where all the nightlife will be happening after you finish your meal.
6. Qing Hua Dumpling
This is Chinatowns best dumpling spot that you definitely shouldn't miss when you visit Montreal. It's located right in the heart of Chinatown on Saint Laurent giving you the perfect area to explore before or after your meal!
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Montreal is known as one of the most artistic and creative cities in Canada. We have tons of museums and stunning sights that you just shouldn't miss when you come visit.
1. Mont-Royal Lookout
This is definitely Montreal's most touristy destination, but that shouldn't be the reason you skip it. This spot has the most amazing views of the city skyline and it's honestly breathtaking. Even Montrealers love coming up here to admire their city once and a while!
2. Musee des Beaux Arts
Montreal's museum of fine arts is one of the best tourist attractions in the city. It's one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and what's inside never lets visitors down. If you're an art buff you should definitely make it over to this museum to see some amazing art!
3. Old Montreal
Old Montreal is definitely the spot to go for tourists. You can explore the Old Port, the Clock Tower Beach, and the stunning cobble stone streets teeming with art galleries and cool cafes!
4. Lachine Canal
The Lachine Canal is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Rent a BIXI bike for the day and bike along the stunning waters of this canal. It's also a great spot to watch firework show that's happening every Saturday at 10 pm for the rest of the summer!
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Suwu is a super cool place to go at night because they have amazing cocktails and the DJ is always on point! This place is teeming with plants and super cool looking people so get over here if you're feeling hip!
Newspeak is the place to go for new up and coming DJs. They always have the best shows and the vibe in this place is always casual and fun. The ceiling of the dance floor is covered in coloured neon lights, you'll have the best time dancing the night away at this place!
3. Ecole Privée
If you're up for a night of bottle service and crazy adventures this is the spot to come. This exclusive club always has great DJs and after parties for big events!
4. Ping Pong Club
If you're looking for more of a chill night where you can have a few drinks with your friends and have a great night this is the place for you. They have tons of games like ping pong (obviously), jenga and more for you to enjoy while you drink. Just don't get too competitive!
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1. Botanical Gardens
This is the perfect spot to explore during the day in Montreal. Walk through the cool gardens filled with gorgeous flowers, plants, ponds and so much more!
2. Parc La Fontaine
This is one of Montreal's most amazing parks. It's filled with stunning fountains, paths to wander down, lush greenery and places to sit and relax! Grab a coffee and a croissant and enjoy an afternoon lounging in this gorgeous green space.
3. Habitat 67
This cool apartment building complex is something totally unique to Montreal. It has stunning architecture shaped into block cubes, you should definitely explore this place if you have the chance. You'll also get amazing views of the city over there!