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10 things you shouldn’t miss in Montreal, Canada

The 10 things that everybody shouldn’t miss while on its tour to Montreal, Canada;

Montreal, Canada

1. Basilica of Notre Dame

It is an oldest Catholic church in Montreal and one of the most impressive examples of Gothic Revival architecture of the nineteenth century in America. It was built by architect James O’Donnell who was curiously Protestant and before he died, he would have become a Catholic to be buried in the crypt of his great creation. Inside the basilica, stands the impressive altar and stained glass windows showing the fascinating religious history of Montreal. The body of the Church is exquisite and consists of nearly 7,000 pipes; in the evening recital held here surprises all the spectators.

2. Saint Joseph’s Oratory

The Oratory of San Joseph is an impressive basilica dedicated to St. Joseph of Nazareth, located next to the Mont Royal. It is the largest church in Canada and has the world’s third largest dome. On its hundredth anniversary, it was awarded the title of National Heritage.

3. Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral

The Cathedral of Queen of the World, Mary is a beautiful building created in impression of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The interior work is wonderful and spectacular, containing copper canopy built in 1900 by Victor Vincent as a replica of Bernini’s masterpiece.

4. Mont Royal Park

It’s a huge and beautiful stunning and dazzling park in Mont Royal. It was designed by the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also created the famous Central Park in New York. It comprises more than 200 acres of vast forests that contains various species of flora and fauna. Its manicured green areas allow you to enjoy sunny days, different sports, picnic and family fun. The huge veranda gives incredible panoramic views of the city.

5. Olympic Park

In the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, one of the main attractions is the Olympic Park, established around the Olympic Stadium and is noteworthy for its original, dramatic design. The stadium tower is 175 meters high with an inclination of 45 degrees; it is the tallest inclined tower on the globe. Near it located many attractions included, Biodome with more than 6000 inhabit creatures, Montreal Botanical Garden, the world’s second largest garden, the Insectariums and much more.

6. Museum of Fine Arts

A jewel, among museums in Canada is Museum of Fine Arts. It contains a large collection of paintings and drawings of the nineteenth century, decorative and ethnographic objects, as well as various temporary exhibitions.

7. Montreal Festivals

In the “City of Festivals” you can enjoy many festivals in different seasons with an incredible range of artistic activities but demonstrations in the major international festivals are held annually. The most famous among these festivals is the International Montreal Jazz Festival which held in early July; the world’s most renowned jazz artists participate in this magnificent festival. At the time of festival the city sparkles in an electric atmosphere with over 2 million viewers.

Another important and well attended event is the Montreal High Lights Festival, which is the celebration of light, a gift of warmth in the winter through cooking demonstrations, shows and concerts.

The list continues to Just for Laughs Festival, the ultimate representation of the world’s comedy, La fete des Neiges de Montreal is the famous winter festival; Les Francofolies de Montreal is a musical event of the francophone community, La fete des Enfants Montreal, the summer festival for children, and Les Weekends du Monde, an extraordinary multicultural summer festival.

8. Museum of Contemporary Art

This Museum is located at Place des Arts, exhibits art works of all genres, including visual and performing arts. It’s composed priceless collections of paintings, sculptures, as well as work on papers in addition to photographs.

9. Archaeology Museum Pointe-a-Calliere

This most interesting museum is located on Place Royale and Place d’Youville. The attractions include a presentation of world’s history and a tour of the archaeological sites.


10. Entertaining places


It contains temperate pools, water slides and other water attractions.


It’s a Geodesic dome that depicts interactive exhibits on various ecosystems.

Science Center

Special interactive exhibits, IMAX screen games and exhibits on science and technology.


It’s an educational and recreational park for the observation and study of natural habitat flora and fauna

La Ronde

Amusement park operated by Six Flags and located in Parc Jean Drapeau.


Author Bio: Jennifer Carrington is a free lance writer, and love to visit new places and write about it. She has written about many beautiful destinations to travel.