Must-Sees in Montreal
This is where the Montreal’s most poignant and most enchanting historical atmosphere and French heritage is still very much alive today. Visit the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica graced with the sounds of its 7,000 organ pipes and Rue Saint-Paul, the oldest, partly still cobblestoned street of Montreal where the old façades hides cosy souvenir shops and such.
Musée de Beaux-Arts de Montréal
Are you crazy about art? Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet: you will find them all here as well as a wide collection of Canadian art including sculptures, drawings, paintings and much more.
Quartier des Spectacles
The mecca of events, concerts and festivals. Something is always brewing here. The Festival International de Jazz and the Festival du Film du Monde are perhaps the best-known exponents.
Edgy shops, cool bars and a lot of trendy birds: here you shop in style. Especially in summer this place is known to those you want to see and be seen. Trinkets and discoveries galore.
Little Italy is the neighbourhood where all top chefs from the city’s restaurants and hotels get their ingredients. This buzzing open-air market continues in tents during winter. You can find all local delicacies here. Foodie, this is your habitat par excellence!
2 Insider Tips
Though royal it may not be an immense mountain, but fabulous city views are guaranteed. Walk to the top, stop at Beaver Lake and watch the sun set. Food for romantics!
This underground city deserves a place on your bucket list. 32 kilometres of covered aisles to discover and experience. You will find shops, restaurants and much more. Perfect to escape the harshness the Montreal winter may bring.
Know Before You Go Montreal
Time Difference: 6 hours earlier than in Belgium
Climate The winters are particularly harsh in Montreal while the summers are pleasantly warm with average temperatures between 16 and 26 ° C. Indian Summer is home to these areas and provides stunning autumn foliage
Currency: Canadian Dollar. Canadian Dollar the exchange rate to Euro can be found in each updated version of our Canada (online) brochure (p.2).
Official language: canadian French/ English
Travel Documents: All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) valid for at least 1 day after their return home. All travellers to Canada must purchase an electronic Travel Authorisation online via the official website cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp prior to entering Canadian territory via its airports.
The cheapest air fares to Montreal can be found at Connections!
Traveling to Montreal is possible year-round from Brussels, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Experience. Explore Montreal through and through and spend the night in a hotel that suits your every need and travel budget. And why not book a popular or original excursion beforehand? Our Connections travel companions will gladly assist and share their insider tips!