Great food (and poutine) and wide selection of great local and imported beers, scotch, whisky. It is the place where professors and grad students go out for a drink after a long day at the lab.
More About Montreal
Founded in 1642 on the banks of the St-Laurent River, Montréal is the 8th largest city in America and it’s biggest francophone metropolis. Montréal never fails to charm with its irresistibly unique blend of European chic, avant-garde attitude and North American urban effervescence. In this vibrant metropolis of culture and fine dining, skyscrapers soar next to craft shops, and visitors and locals alike enjoy the world-renowned international festivals as well as emerging independent events and it also harbors one of the world’s most thrilling nightlifes.
Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design. Historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population and economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s. It remains an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, gaming, film and world affairs. In 2009, Montreal was named North America’s leading host city for international association events, according to the 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Montreal is the most bilingual city in Quebec and Canada with 56% of the population able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montreal hosted the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the Summer Olympics in 1976. It is the annual host of the World Film Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, the Montreal en lumière and Grand Prix F1 of Canada. The Hockey Club Montreal Canadiens have elected domicile since its creation in 1909. Its historic district, Old Montreal was declared a historic district in 1964.
What to do?
Old Montreal and Old port
Explore the birthplace of a great metropolis in the Americas, founded in 1642.
Notre-Dame Basilica – Métro Place-d’Armes
With its sculpted wood interior, paintings, sculptures and stained glass windows, this church is a true jewel in Montréal’s religious-heritage crown.
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History – Métro Place-d’Armes
On the very spot where the city was founded, this museum tells the archeological story of Montréal from the 14th century to today.
Underground city – McGill métro
Spread out beneath the downtown core are 33 km of connecting passageways, plazas and meeting places: Montréal’s underground city.
Casino de Montréal – Métro Jean-Drapeau, 777 bus
Your ticket to great entertainment with gaming tables, slot machines, and fine dining all under the same roof.
Mount Royal Park – Métro Mont-Royal, 11 bus
This splendid woodland is a haven for birds, crisscrossed by walking trails and featuring lookouts that offer superb views of Montréal.
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal – Métro Côte-des-Neiges
This majestic structure, with its impressive dome, attracts pilgrims from all over the world.
Space for Life – Métro Pie-IX
Four institutions form a place where nature and science are honoured, and visitors can better understand, and learn to protect, our planet’s biodiversity.
What’s hot in June in Montréal!
Montreal 375th anniversary– All year long!
“Montréal is an incredible creative laboratory. For the 375th anniversary, we want to draw on two signature traits of Montrealers: their creativity and their collaborative spirit. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to build bridges! We’re looking for projects that create connections with the First Nations and between cultures, communities, generations and regions, both here and around the world, and projects that encourage unique exchanges between sectors as diverse as the arts, science, sports, technology and the media. Building bridges is an invitation to pool our strengths and launch exclusive, long-term initiatives that will give our city new momentum.”
International Beer Festival – June 14 to June 18 2017
“A unique and friendly tasting event, it is considered a doorway to the brewing industry in Quebec and around the world. Over the years, it has become the most important international beer festival in America and its reputation extends worldwide.”
Montréal Complètement Cirque 6-16 July 2017
“Circus troupes and travelling players from here and everywhere invade the city. An essential summer attraction!”
Eat and Drink in Montreal
There are many excellent places to get a drink in Montreal, all of which are openned until 3:00 AM everyday. This is not the exaustive list of pubs, bars, clubs and breweries (far from it), but some suggestions by the local organization committee. Do not hesitate to try a bar out of this list, chances are it will also be a nice place. After all, Montréal is yours to discover!