Culture & Montreal Historic Sites
Historical Attractions and National Landmarks
4141 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue
The Stadium was first built to host the 1976 Olympic Games. As the former home of the Expos baseball team, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Montreal. With its unique architecture, this attraction in Montreal is home to a number of activities, including swimming and the Biodome, and hosts a number of events throughout the year.
4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue
Take a trip around the world at the Montreal Biodome which houses four different ecological climates, including a rain forest, a polar wonderland, a marine ecosystem and a forest. Watch the animals in their natural habitats and learn about the various plants that surround them. From polar penguins to tropical monkeys, this sightseeing in Montreal is sure to please the entire family.
Montreal Botanical Gardens
4101 Sherbrooke East
Stroll through over 20,000 plant species in over 31 gardens. Admire the Japanese Garden and the bonsai collection. The perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon.
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal
116 Notre-Dame West
Discover the secrets of Montreal’s oldest Catholic church. Built in 1656, this Montreal historic site is famous for its intricate architecture, its stained glass recounting the history of Montreal and even the wedding of a certain French-speaking singer.
St Joseph's Oratory
3800 Chemin Queen Mary
Admire the city from above at St. Joseph’s Oratory. Originally built between 1904 and 1967, the Oratory is considered as the world’s largest monument honoring St. Joseph, Canada’s patron saint. Each year, millions of visitors and pilgrims flock to this place of worship making it one of North America’s most revered pilgrimage sites.
Designer boutiques of haute couture, interior design and home accessories, art galleries and jewellers showcase. The museum district is where culture and shopping meet. All of this gravitates around the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Museum. Over the past 144 years, this museum has assembled one of North America's finest encyclopedic collections of art, totalling over 30,000 objects.
Local museums include Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Arts, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, and the Montreal Planetarium.