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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farmers Market
“The Jean-Talon Market is open year-round. Part farmer's market, part foodie paradise. Go for breakfast or lunch and pick up regional specialties such as maple syrup, amazing baked goods, cheese and more!”
  • 921 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“You can stop at the bar/restaurant called l'Espace Lafontaine in the middle of the park.”
  • 733 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Art Museum
“Bad weather ? Try the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and you won't regret ! Montreal's most renowned museum. Often have exhibitions of all sorts with notorious paintings and artwork.”
  • 397 locals recommend
Poutine Place
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“La Banquise has become a real landmark in our city. Montrealers and tourists line up to savour over thirty (!) different poutines, 24 hours a day.”
  • 569 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Shopping Centre
“Downtown shopping mall. 705 Ste-Catherine O. directly at the McGill station. Best to go by public transportation since parking can be difficult at peak hours.”
  • 202 locals recommend
Market
“Large market close to the Lachine Canal. Perfect to grab some specialty food and have a lovely outdoor picnic!”
  • 452 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Restaurant
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“Schwartz’s is without a doubt, a Montreal landmark where people come from around the world to eat the best smoked meat sandwiches in town. They’ve been serving these since 1928 – so there’s a centenary coming up!”
  • 456 locals recommend
Park
“Explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens, open all year long. Make sure to visit the indoor greenhouses!”
  • 377 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Historic Site
“See how the city first began along the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, with architecture dating back as far as 1685. Watch street perdormers from a terrase at historic Place Jacques-Cartier before stopping by Notre-Dame Basilica for the stained-glass art and, by night, the incredible multimedia creation AURA. After dark you can also see the illuminating tableaux of Cité Mémoire on building facades all around the neighbourhood.”
  • 285 locals recommend
  • 37 Experiences
Mountain
“Take a hike up Mont Royal and tackle the city's namesake for stunning views of downtown Montreal and the surrounding urban areas. All year around. Access via Parc Mont-Royal. Montez jusqu'au sommet du Mont-Royal pour admirer une magnifique vue sur le centre-ville de Montréal et les environs. 4 saisons. Accès via Parc Mont-Royal.”
  • 487 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Enjoy Montreals iconic Mount Royal where you can have the most amazing view the city can offer .”
  • 438 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“This place has so many activities and great scenery of the Montreal old port. It's a must visit”
  • 347 locals recommend
  • 20 Experiences
Performing Arts Venue
“If you're into dance/classical music/theatre/Jazz/Rock/ Francophone Pop you will surely be into the events taking place there.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Zoo
“Wonderful journey through many climates in many domes adjacent to the Olympic stadium”
  • 289 locals recommend
Stadium
“Cool to see. If you go to the botanical garden be sure to take some pictures of the stadium :)”
  • 300 locals recommend
Church
“Canada's Largest church and claims to have one of the largest domes in the world. Beautiful to visit any season!”
  • 212 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Poutine Place
“La Banquise has become a real landmark in our city. Montrealers and tourists line up to savour over thirty (!) different poutines, 24 hours a day.”
  • 569 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Schwartz’s is without a doubt, a Montreal landmark where people come from around the world to eat the best smoked meat sandwiches in town. They’ve been serving these since 1928 – so there’s a centenary coming up!”
  • 456 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Best place for the avid beer-lover! If you like experimenting, this historical local brewery is the place to try!”
  • 269 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“It is one of the BEST brunch place in Montreal. I Suggest you go there earlier in the morning to avoid a huge lineup. ”
  • 185 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Famous vegan resto is known for their végé salad bowls. You can expect an outdoor line-up unless you are lucky! ”
  • 215 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“If you only eat at one upscale restaurant in Montreal, this is the one that you cannot miss. Though prices skew higher here, the generous portion sizes and quality of the ingredients make Au Pied de Cochon a great value.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“A darling of the Montreal food scene for good reason. Pricey but worth it- reservations required very well in advance.”
  • 200 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Not exactly a brewery. It's a pub. It's got a great collection of spirits, and they have the local beer Bierbrier. English and English-inspired food and a great atmosphere - basically I try not to go here very often because I never want it to become 'the corner bar' or too pedestrian, when it's really within 300 m of home. On football or other championship days, they'll open the screens for people to watch the games, but they decidedly are NOT a sports bar where the screens are tuned 24/7 to something that distracts you from your friends and the people around you.”
  • 163 locals recommend

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