Montreal is among the largest and most historic cities in all of Canada. The city itself is home to over a million people, with millions calling the urban area home. The city is also one of the oldest in the entire country, as it was first founded in 1642.
As you could imagine, there is a lot to see and do in the city. A simple drive in your Globe Car will show you dozens of cool things to do. There are great restaurants, beautiful architecture, gorgeous outdoor areas and a variety of other things worth checking out. It has a lot of history and you could spend weeks in the city and still not see everything it has to offer.
However, what if you only have a day in the city? What sorts of things should you make sure to see and do in your short time in “The City of Saints”? Without any further ado, let’s go over some things you must do on your trip around Montreal in 24 hours.
Go for a Walk in Old Montreal
If you could only do one thing in Montreal, it would probably have to be visiting Old Montreal. Taking a walk here is like stepping into a time machine, which is a rare feeling in most cities. The streets, buildings and architecture are incredible and are distinctly European, especially when compared to the rest of the city.
Many of them date back to the 17th century and are preserved very well. In addition to simply walking around and enjoying the scenery, there is a ton to do in the area as well. There are many cute coffee shops and stores, markets and other beautiful places to visit.
And if you cross the river from Old Montreal, you’ll find Parc Jean-Drapeau on two small islands that were the site of the Expo 67 World’s Fair. Check out the Biosphere, the only museum in North America dedicated entirely to the environment.
Check out Mount Royal Park
If you want to see some green space in your 24 hours in Montreal, a great place to go is Mount Royal park. It is 200 hectares in size and the star of the show is a mountain (or hill) that soars over 700 feet into the sky. Walking up it can give you some truly amazing views.
However, in addition to the hill, there are a variety of other things to do at the park. The park includes a skating rink, places to have picnics, lakes to row on, a sculpture garden and many other things to do for fun.
See Some Culture
Montreal is one of the cultural capitals of Canada and has people from all different backgrounds, walks of life and cultures residing there. In particular, the art is worth seeing as there are plenty great galleries and museums throughout the city that cover a range of different art genres.
Also, even if you aren’t a religious person, you should make an effort to visit and see the Notre-Dame Basilica. It is the oldest church in the city and one of the most visited locations in the country. Of course, Montreal is also known for its incredible cuisine from around the world, so be sure to try some of that as well.
In conclusion, Montreal has many days worth of things to do or see, but if you only have 24 hours in the city, these are some great things to do.
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The photo in the header above was taken by Andy Choinski from Pixabay. It’s of the clock tower in the Old Port of Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The clock tower stands 45 m (148 ft) high and marks the entrance to the port. It was built between 1919 and 1922 as a memorial to sailors lost at sea in wartime.
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