Discover the Old Montreal in Motion
The Old Montreal
Nestled between the modern International District and the St. Lawrence River, you’ll find the charming, historic area of Old Montreal. Get lost in the maze of narrow streets and authentic architecture or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to discover some of the best galleries, theaters, fine dining and rooftop terraces the city has to offer.
The old port of Montreal
Once a major commercial trading port for North America, the Old Port now offers scenic views as well as many activities and attractions, which attract over 10 million tourists annually. Here you will find the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, IMAX Theater, Science Centre, Labyrinth Maze and its vast promenade. In the summer, find plenty of sport and leisure rentals available while during the winter enjoy an outdoor skating rink with a weekly rotation of musically themed nights.
Old Montreal has over a hundred fine restaurants that are largely involved in establishing Montreal’s reputation as a major gastronomic hub. Here you will find many of Quebec’s top as well as other internationally acclaimed Chefs. Streets like St.Paul and Notre Dame include some of the city’s finest dining and most exclusive tables.
Reminders of the past
One of the beautiful landmarks of Old Montreal is the Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the New World’s masterpieces of architecture. The Basilica receives over 2,500 visitors a day.
“Le Vieux” as it is referred by many Montrealers, is a well-kept oasis for those who love the finer things in life. Old Montreal boasts dozens of specialty shops, including art galleries and furniture makers, specialized boutiques for apparel, jewelry and rare objects, with the Bonsecours Market hosting and displaying the works of many of the city’s prominent artists.