Montreal Museums Day
Sunday, May 28
If you arrive in Montreal this Sunday but are not attending Tutorials, you may be interested in attending one of the local museums. Many of them have no fee for the day! Find more information here: http://museesmontreal.org/en/museums-day/programmation
Old Montréal Walking Tours
Accompanied by an experienced guide, visitors explore Old Montréal on foot. Guidatour offers three circuits based on the history and architecture of the city. These tours are rife with interesting stories, and departures are guaranteed from mid-May to mid-October. Daily fixed departures are available starting mid-May. The Old Montréal East tour is offered at 11am while the Old Montréal West departs at 1:30pm. Both walking tours are 90 minutes in length. The Traditional Ghost Walk, and evening tour, are also available. Please visit their website for reservations and more information: www.guidatour.qc.ca
River Cruise on the Bateau Mouche
Complete your Old Montréal experience with a cruise on the Bateau-Mouche. Whether you are in the Salle Panoramique, the Salon Prestige or on the beautiful outdoor deck, Le Bateau-Mouche’s lustrous environment will charm you. Relax on a guided 60- or 90-minute day tour or be enchanted with Nordic cuisine as part of the dinner cruise experience. Enjoy summer like never before on the Bateau-Mouche. For additional information and reservations, visit the website at www.bateaumouche.ca
River Cruise with AML Cruises
Discover the best view of the city aboard the AML Cavalier Maxim, the only restaurant boat in Montréal and enjoy the boat’s terrace and dance floor with animation. Guided cruises, dinner cruises, brunches, special events and custom packages are available. For more information and reservations, please visit the website at www.croisieremtl.com
Discover Montréal on Wheels
City of Contrasts – Montréal on Wheels
With Montréal on Wheels, cyclists can discover the many contrasts of the city, from the elegance of Westmount to the hip industrial feel of St. Henri and the Lachine Canal, not to mention a food tasting stop at the Atwater Market. Visit heritage sites and learn about the English, Scottish, and French communities that settled in the area. For more information on the various bike tours offered and their schedule, visit the website at: www.caroulemontreal.com
DYAD is a one stop shop where scooters can be rented and where patrons can sign up for guided scooter tours of Montréal. These entertaining cultural outings (including food tastings) offer participants the chance to ride scooters through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Easy to ride with no driver's license required for participants over 18-years-old, the scooters give visitors a hands-on, exhilarating, memorable, and fun experience of Montréal. A variety of themes are available as well as departure times. Please consult their website at www.dyadcycles.com
Hop-on-Hop-off Double Decker Tour
Discover Montreal by exploring the city on London style double decker busses. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days so that you can take your time exploring this diverse city. Bask in the glory of the Notre Dame Basilica, stroll through Chinatown, and walk along the water of the Old Port. Be inspired and spend an afternoon at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Plan your evening and scope out the best bars and restaurants along Crescent Street. With 10 different places to hop-on or hop-off there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. This hop-on hop-off tour is a unique and informative way to experience Montreal! Tickets can be purchased on line: Grayline Montreal
Some of Montréal’s major attractions are:
At the Space for Life, you can travel without luggage. At the Biodôme, for example, embark upon on an immersive and sensory journey through five ecosystems of the Americas. Listen to the sounds of the Tropical Rainforest, search for lynx in the Laurentian Maple Forest, dive into the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and say hello to penguins in the Sub-Antarctic Islands, one of the two Subpolar regions featured in the complex. Science interpreters reveal secrets of this fascinating biodiversity of over 7,000 animals comprising 270 different species and 500 plant species under one roof.
Montreal Botanical Gardens
Cultivate a patch of happiness at the Space for Life. An oasis in the middle of the city for over 80 years, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses, Tree House, and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Its cultural gardens, in particular, invite you to travel to places like China, Japan, and the First Nations through botanical traditions. Solitary meditation, romantic rendezvous, guided tours, family get-togethers—these are just a few of the many ways to sample the delights of the Garden.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ encyclopedic collection includes more than 41,000 works, and its original temporary exhibitions combine artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, film, fashion, design) and feature innovative exhibition designs. The fall of 2011 saw the opening of a fourth Museum pavilion – the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art – and a 444-seat concert venue – Bourgie Hall – housing an outstanding collection of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth pavilion devoted to international art and education will open its doors in late 2016, just in time for Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017.
Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History
Pointe-à-Callière is a national historic site rising above the actual remains of the city's birthplace. An archaeological tour takes visitors from the 14th century to present day. Cutting-edge technology and a multimedia show bring the past to life in a whole new light. The Museum will open new spaces in 2016, just in time for Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017.
Au Sommet de la Place Ville-Marie
A unique space downtown offering visitors an extraordinary view of Montreal, an interactive path to discover or rediscover the city’s customs, and a warm and vibrant culinary experience. Come celebrate Montreal’s cultural attractions from the top of the world.