|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~0.90 miles from Montreal city center
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Jarry Park (French: Parc Jarry) is an urban park in the Villeray neighbourhood of Montreal. The former Jarry Park Stadium (located in the southwest corner of the park, now Uniprix Stadium) was the home of the Montreal Expos, Canada's first Major League Baseball team. It also hosted a mass by Pope John Paul II. There is now a hall dedicated to him in District Police Station 31 (Villeray).Facilities include softball, cricket and soccer fields, a skate park, tennis and basketball courts, a public pool and an artificial lake. In addition, there is a monument called "Paix des enfants" ("Children's Peace"), consisting of violent toys fused together.The park is bordered by Faillon Street to the south, Jarry Street to the north, Saint Laurent Boulevard to the east, and the Canadian Pacific rai...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Jean Talon Market
~1.33 miles from Montreal city center
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It may not be as upscale as the Atwater Market but for my money the Jean-Talon Market gives visitors a richer, more authentic market experience.The Jean-Talon Market is frequented by Montreal residents rather than tourists, which translates to cheaper prices and a more genuine range of product. Be sure to arrive hungry. Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere of a Montreal market, pick up lunch or buy a tasty Montreal souvenir, Jean Talon Market is well worth a visit.Arrive with an Appetite:There's loads of taste testers in the market and kiosks selling such tasty fare as Calamari & Chips or irresistible Onion Bhaji.Olive & Épices offers workshops and tastes of its exquisite oils and spices.Many Jean-Talon merchants, such as Boucherie les Fermes Saint-Vincent, have b...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
University of Montreal
~3.18 miles from Montreal city center
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Université de Montréa (UdeM) is a public francophone university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It comprises thirteen faculties, more than sixty departments and two affiliated schools: the École Polytechnique (School of Engineering) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 undergraduate programs and graduate programs, including 71 doctoral programs.The university is Quebec's largest research institution and the third largest in Canada, allocating close to $447.2 million to research conducted in more than 150 research centres as of 2007. It is also part of the Group of Thirteen universities. More than 55,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, making it the second largest university in Canada in terms of student enrolment
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Jeanne Mance Park
~3.23 miles from Montreal city center
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Facing the mountain across Parc Avenue is Jeanne-Mance Park (Parc Jeanne-Mance), formerly known as Fletcher's Field. A popular recreational area, Jeanne Mance Park features an artificially surfaced field for soccer and football, tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, a kiddie pool, beach volleyball courts and a community composting facility. In the spring of 2009, a children's playground was abruptly demolished by city workers. The park had been the home of the transplanted Crystal Palace from 1878 to 1896, until it was destroyed by fire.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~3.52 miles from Montreal city center
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Parc Lafontaine (in English, Lafontaine Park) is a 36-hectare urban park located in Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal district. Named in honour of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, features include two linked ponds with a fountain and waterfalls; the Théâtre de Verdure open-air venue; the Calixa-Lavallée cultural centre, as well as playing fields and tennis courts.Outdoor swimming pools are a popular attraction during Montreal's hot summer, followed by outdoor ice skating in winter. A children’s zoo ceased operations in 1989. Bike paths run along the park’s western and northern edges.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~3.78 miles from Montreal city center
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Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University. It is the home of the Montreal Alouettes, the McGill Redmen and the Selwyn House Gryphons.Before World War I, McGill University authorised construction of a new stadium on the slope of Mount Royal, at the corner of University and Pine (avenue Des Pins). On July 5, 1917, Captain Percival Molson, a McGill University alumnus and sports star who had been instrumental in getting the stadium plan approved, was killed in action in France. His will left $75,000 to the university to help pay most of the total costs for the construction of the stadium. Other individual donors whose generosity built and renovated the stadium were William C. Macdonald and John W. McConnell. Designed by Percy Erskine Nobbs, the stadium was of...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Mont Royal Park
~3.83 miles from Montreal city center
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The mountain is the site of Mount Royal Park (in French: Parc du Mont-Royal), one of Montreal's largest greenspaces. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York's Central Park, and inaugurated in 1876, although not completed to his design.Olmsted had planned to emphasize the mountainous topography through the use of vegetation. Shade trees at the bottom of the carriage path would resemble a valley. As the visitor went higher, the vegetation would get more sparse to give the illusion of exaggerated height. City officials wanted a reservoir atop the mountain instead and Olmsted planned a grand promenade around it. However, Montreal suffered a depression in the mid 1870s and many of Olmsted's plans were abandoned. The carriage way was built, but it was done ha...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~3.85 miles from Montreal city center
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Goose Village was a neighbourhood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its official but less commonly used name was Victoriatown, after the adjacent Victoria Bridge. The neighbourhood was built on an area formerly known as Windmill Point, where thousands of Irish immigrants died from disease in 1847-1848.Goose Village was located near Griffintown, in what is now the southwest borough. The community encompassed six streets, in what is now a bus station and parking lot. The streets were named after various bridges designed by the principal engineer of the Victoria Bridge, Robert Stephenson
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Saint Louis Square
~3.87 miles from Montreal city center
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The land where Saint-Louis Square sits was once intended for the city’s reservoir. When it was acquired in 1848, it seemed the most logical use for the burgeoning city. However, by the time the city was ready to build, the population had grown so much that the amount of area allotted was no longer suitable for a reservoir large enough to serve the masses.Instead, in 1879, the acreage was transformed into a beautiful park. The square was named for two of the city’s most prominent businessmen, brothers Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis.The area around Square St-Louis quickly became THE place to live. Shortly after the park was built, magnificent houses began to spring up around it. These were the homes of the upper-middle-class French Canadians who could afford to build grand d...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Saint Joseph's Oratory
~3.87 miles from Montreal city center
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, (French: Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal), is a Roman Catholic basilica on the northern slope of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.In 1904, Blessed André Bessette, CSC, began the construction of a small chapel on the side of the mountain near Notre Dame College. Soon the growing number of visitors made it too small. Even though it was enlarged, a larger church was needed and in 1917 one was completed - it is called the Crypt, and has a seating capacity of 1,000. In 1924, the construction of the basilica was inaugurated; it was finally completed in 1967. The Oratory's dome is the third-largest of its kind in the world after the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in the Ivory Coast and Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, and the chu...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Montreal Holocaust Museum
~3.89 miles from Montreal city center
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The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (MHMC) is a museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, dedicated to Holocaust education and awareness. It was founded in 1979 by a group of Holocaust survivors and facilitated by the philanthropy of Steven Cummings. The Centre's mandate is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the genocidal murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933-1945.By raising Holocaust awareness the MHMC aims to alert the public to the dangers of anti-semitism, bigotry and hate, while promoting respect for diversity and the sanctity of all human life.The centre was inaugurated in July 2003 and is the first major Holocaust museum in Canada. Its also highlights the role of Montreal, a city that is home to the third largest Holocaust su...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.08 miles from Montreal city center
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The Montréal Insectarium is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest North American insectarium and among the largest insectariums worldwide. It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants.It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome.Seen from the sky, the Montréal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montréal's Olympic Stadium.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.09 miles from Montreal city center
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McGill University was founded in 1821 and is a research-intensive, public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Named after James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.McGill University (or simply McGill) is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. Founded in 1821, McGill is one of the oldest universities in Canada, chartered during the British colonial era, 46 years before Canadian Confederation. Having shifted from a private institution to a public institution, McGill has evolved during its history, especially in the area of anglophone–francophone rel...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
305 Sainte-Catherine Street West Montreal QC - 514-523-1447
~4.10 miles from Montreal city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.11 miles from Montreal city center
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The Redpath Museum is a museum of natural history belonging to McGill University and located on the university's campus at 859 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1882 as a gift from the sugar baron Peter Redpath. It houses collections of interest to ethnology, biology, paleontology, and mineralogy/geology. The collections were started by some of the same individuals who founded the Smithsonian and Royal Ontario Museum collections. The current director is David Green.Commissioned by Redpath to mark the 25th anniversary of Sir John William Dawson's appointment as Principal, the Museum was designed by A.C. Hutchison and A. D. Steele. McGill University's Redpath Museum Web site characterizes it as an "idiosyncratic expression of eclectic Victorian Classicism"...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Just For Laughs Museum
~4.13 miles from Montreal city center
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The Just for Laughs Museum is a museum dedicated to humour (mainly stand-up comedy) located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.The Just for Laughs Museum was created by Gilbert Rozon, who wanted to buy in on the success of the Just for Laughs festival. Opened in 1993, the museum is a venue for all things funny with displays, exhibitions, and a multi-functional space for the presentation of public, private or professional events.The Museum is located at 2111 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC, Canada, and is also accessible from the Metro via the Saint-Laurent station. Perhaps coincidentally, St-Laurent is the French name of Lawrence of Rome, the patron saint of comedians.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Montreal Botanical Garden
~4.19 miles from Montreal city center
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The Montreal Botanical Garden (French: Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising 185 acres (748,668 square meters) of thematic gardens and greenhouses.The botanical garden is located at 4101 Sherbrooke Street East (45°33'26.00?N 73°33'24.50?W), at the corner of Pie-IX and Sherbrooke Streets, in Maisonneuve Park, facing Montreal's Olympic Stadium. It contains a greenhouse complex full of plants from around the world, and a number of large outdoor gardens, each with a specific theme. The outdoor gardens are bare and covered with snow from about November until about April, but the greenhouses are open to visitors year round, hosting the annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit from February to April.The garden was founded in 1931, in the he...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.26 miles from Montreal city center
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The McCord Museum (in French, Musée McCord) is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history. The museum, whose full name is McCord Museum of Canadian History, is located at 690 Sherbrooke Street West, next to McGill University, in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.26 miles from Montreal city center
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The Olympic Stadium (French: Stade olympique) is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since 2004, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., the stadium has no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is largely seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a 66,308-seat venue for late-season, playoff and Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes. La tour de Montréal, the tower incorporated into the base...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Place des Arts
~4.30 miles from Montreal city center
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Place des Arts is a major performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Located in the eastern part of the city's downtown, between Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve Streets, and St-Urbain and Jeanne-Mance streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles, the complex is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Opéra de Montréal.Place des Arts was an initiative of Mayor Jean Drapeau, a noted lover of opera, as part of a project to expand the downtown core eastward from the concentration of business and financial activity in the centre-west part of downtown. The Corporation George-Étienne-Cartier, named in honour of George-Étienne Cartier, a Father of Confederation and opera lover, was set up to build it, and the first part of the c...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.30 miles from Montreal city center
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This loosely defined area east of downtown starts at Rue Bleury and stretches east to Berri, between Rue Sherbrooke to the north and the Boulevard Rene-Levesque to the south. Place des Arts is at the area's center, along with the Cinemathèque Quebecoise and other cultural attractions. Rue St-Denis is ground zero for the annual Just For Laughs festival, while the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Francofolies disperse stages throughout the area. Pubs and bars rule the night; the terraces on St-Denis can be a very civilized place to while away an evening. Worthy nightspots include the giant St-Sulpice .
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
National Library of Quebec
~4.31 miles from Montreal city center
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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ, "National Library and Archives of Quebec") is the Crown corporation acting as the provincial library of Quebec. Its mission, defined by law B-2.2, An Act respecting the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, is "to assemble, preserve permanently and disseminate Quebec's published documentary heritage together with any related document of cultural interest, and documents relating to Quebec that are published outside Quebec", as well as "to offer democratic access to Quebec's national documentary heritage, culture and knowledge and to act as catalyst in relation to Quebec documentary institutions, thus contributing to the personal development of citizens". BAnQ receives approximately C$80 million in annual financing and is obliged by law to off...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
~4.32 miles from Montreal city center
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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (French: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) is a major museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1860, making it Canada's oldest art institution.It is Montreal's largest museum and is amongst the most prominent in Canada. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a member of the International Group of Organizers of Large-scale Exhibitions, also known as the Bizot Group, a forum which allows the leaders of the largest museums in the world to exchange works and exhibitions.The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
City Centre Montreal
~4.33 miles from Montreal city center
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|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Museum of Contemporary Art
~4.36 miles from Montreal city center
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The Museum’s contemporary pieces range from the clean geometric abstraction of Guido Molinari and the Plasticiens to the magic realism of Alex Colville’s Church and Horse (1964). The collection includes several works by internationally acclaimed Montreal artist Betty Goodwin, as well as minimalist sculpture, installation pieces and other recent art forms.The Museum’s collection of international contemporary art includes works by American artists such as Hans Hofmann, Sam Francis, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson and Leon Golub. European artists are represented by Gerhard Richter, Jorg Immendorff, Rebecca Horn, Barry Flanagan and Stephan Balkenhol.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Les Cours Mont Royal
~4.39 miles from Montreal city center
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Les Cours Mont-Royal is an upscale shopping centre in Downtown Montreal, Quebec which was converted from the former Mount Royal Hotel. Since 1988, Les Cours Mont-Royal has provided exclusive boutiques offering designer brands and unique fashions and accessories for both men and women in a prestigious shopping environment.Designed by Ross and Macdonald, a prolific architectural firm in Montreal and across Canada, and completed in 1922, the Mount Royal Hotel was the biggest of its kind in the British Empire, with 1,100 rooms. Erected on the site of Montreal High School at 1455 Peel Street, the construction of this building in the Beaux-Arts architectural style was part of a larger trend in the then largest city of Canada to attract high-class tourists with luxurious edifices. Other famou...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
University of Quebec Montreal
~4.39 miles from Montreal city center
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The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.The UQAM is the largest constituent element of the Université du Québec (UQ), a public university system with other branches in Gatineau (near Ottawa), Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec City, Chicoutimi, and Trois-Rivières. UQAM was founded on April 9, 1969 by the government of Quebec, through the merger of the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, a fine arts school; the Collège Sainte-Marie, a classical college; and a number of smaller schools. Although part of the UQ network, UQAM possesses a relative independence which allows it to print its own diplomas and choose its rector.In 2004, UQAM had a student population of 42,257 in six faculties (Arts, Education, Literature, Language and Commu...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
Christ Church Cathedral
~4.43 miles from Montreal city center
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A cathedral by this name was formerly located on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal. It had been designated as the cathedral for the new Diocese of Montreal when the Diocese of Montreal was separated from the Diocese of Quebec. The original Christ Church Cathedral was destroyed by fire in 1856.The present cathedral, an Neo-gothic structure, was designed by architect Frank Wills, who also designed Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was completed in 1859 and consecrated in 1867.Unfortunately, the design, though acclaimed for its architecture, suffered from important engineering flaws. The soft ground could not support the heavy central stone tower and steeple, which began to subside and lean. This defect formed the basis of an important lawsuit (Wardle v. Bethune) o...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
The Olympic Stadium
4549 Pierre de Coubertin Avenue Montreal Quebec
~4.44 miles from Montreal city center
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The Olympic Stadium (French: Stade olympique) is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since 2004, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., the stadium has no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is largely seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a 66,308-seat venue for playoff and Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes. La tour de Montréal, the tower incorporated into the base of the stadium,...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Montreal|
~4.46 miles from Montreal city center
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The Centre Eaton is a shopping mall located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. With over 26,941.9 m2 (290,000 sq ft) of leasable floor area, the Centre Eaton is home to 175 shops and services, 32 restaurants and movie theatres. Its merchant mix attracts over 19 million people annually.