• Enjoying an Afternoon or Evening of Jazz: In downtown, Vieux-Montréal, and the Plateau, jazz is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors—especially in July, during the renowned Festival International de Jazz.
  • Savoring Gourmet Meals at Affordable Prices: Experience all of French cuisine’s interpretations—traditional, haute, bistro, Québécois—the way the locals do: by ordering the table d’hôte specials. You’ll get to indulge in two or more courses for a fixed price that is only slightly more than the cost of a single main course. Most restaurants offer the option.
  • Exploring Vieux-Montréal: The city’s oldest quarter has an overwhelmingly European flavor. Place Jacques-Cartier is the central outdoor square, and in every direction from there, you’ll find museums, bistros, and boutiques worth savoring. A revitalized waterfront just adjacent also inspires strolling or biking. 
  • Pausing in silence at the Basilique Notre-Dame: Once you see this basilica's ornate and breathtaking altar, you might understand why the church's Protestant architect converted to Catholicism.
  • Indulging in a plate of poutine: Unofficially the comfort food of the province, poutine is french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. It's packed with flavor...and calories.
  • Smelling the flowers at the Jardin Botanique: The city's marvelous botanic garden spreads across 75 hectares (185 acres) and is a fragrent oasis 12 months a year.
  • Marveling at art from every period known to man at the extraordinary Musee des Beaux-Arts: Truly, this is one of the finest art museums in the Americas.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.