Montreal is one of Canada’s oldest and most historic cities. It’s also one of the most popular with visitors as it has a lot to offer. Some of the city’s top attractions are:
1. The Old Port
This area is very historical and features a 1.5-mile long recreational park that’s used for all types of outdoor activities, such as ice skating in the winter.
2. The Botanical Gardens
The gardens are some of the best in the world as they feature over 30 colorful and fragrant gardens along with 10 greenhouses. They also have over 22,000 different varieties and species of plants.
3. Mount Royal Park
This is a 764-foot hill/mountain that offers some exceptional views of Montreal. It also has a wide variety of birds and plants to enjoy.
4. Notre-Dame Basilica
This beautiful neo-Gothic building was constructed from 1824 to 1829. The interior consists of gold leaf, beautiful stained-glass windows and magnificently sculpted wood.
5. Bonsecours Market
The popular attraction is located in Old Montreal and used to be a legislative assembly. It’s been used as the biggest public market in Montreal for more than a century now and it’s home to several boutiques, banquet halls, and cafes.
6. Montreal International Jazz Festival
This is the world’s biggest jazz festival and is held annually between late June and early July. It attracts about 3,000 different performers from over 30 countries around the globe and draws about 2 million people to the city.