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Montreal is an amazing city with so much to offer. Take a look at some of these great things to do as well as ways you can spend your time in the city.
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The Montreal Tamtams are a drum circle based in Montreal, Canada. Every Sunday thousands of drum players, dancers, and visitors gather for this free event at the George-George-Étienne Cartier Monument in Mount Royal Park. Festivities start around 1pm and continue until sunset.

Les Tam-tams du mont Royal Free Music Festival on Sundays from noon to Sunset

Old Montreal (or Vieux Montréal) is the city’s birthplace filled with 17th and 18th century charm. Here you can be amazed by the architecture and squares as well as the abundance of art galleries, shops, and fine dining choices.

Old Montreal (or Vieux Montréal) is the city’s birthplace filled with and century charm. Here you can be amazed by the architecture and squares as well as the abundance of art galleries, shops, and fine dining choices.

The Plateau Mont-Royal area is one to take time to explore. Spend your day exploring the local shops and cafes and admiring the early 1900s buildings.

© Marie-Ève Roy-Therrier - Montréal architecture in Plateau Mont Royal

Bota Bota is located in Montreal's Old Port and is literally a floating spa. Take time to relax in Bota Bota's spas, saunas, steam baths, and restaurant, or enjoy a message, manicure, pedicure or facial of body treatments while enjoying the picturesque view and being lulled by the natural movements of the Saint Lawrence River.

Spa, body and facial treatments are offered at the Bota Bota,spa-sur-l& in the old port of Montreal.

Saint Joseph's Oratory was founded in the early 1900s by Brother Andre. The building of the Oratory was complete in 1967 and today, its dome is the third largest of its kind in the world. The cross atop marks the highest point in Montreal.

Saint Joseph's Oratory was founded in the early by Brother Andre. The building of the Oratory was complete in 1967 and today, its dome is the third largest of its kind in the world. The cross atop marks the highest point in Montreal.

The Olympic Stadium was built by architect Roger Taillibert when Montreal hosted the 1976 Olympics. Take a trip to the top of the tower for a great view!

The Olympic Stadium was built by architect Roger Taillibert when Montreal hosted the 1976 Olympics. Take a trip to the top of the tower for a great view!

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts consists of almost 36 000 pieces by both Canadian and international artists. Spend some time wandering around enjoying the paintings, sculptures, photographs and other pieces.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is conveniently located in downtown Montreal. Featuring timeless art pieces from Monet and Picasso and numerous exhibits, you'll be sure to find something pleasing to the eye.

Notre Dame Cathedral was built in 1829 and is located in Old Montreal. The church's Gothic Revival architecture is astonishing and is filled with detailed wood carvings and religious statues. Don't miss its stained glass windows as they depict Montreal's religious history. The Notre Dame Basilica is also one of the largest churches in North America.

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. Built between 1824 and the Basilica is the first Gothic Revival church in Canada. It is renowned for its splendid interior and ornamentation.

La Ronde is located on Ile Sainte-Helene and is a part of the Six Flags family. After its opening during the Expo '67 La Ronde has continued to grow and now consists of more than 40 rides and attractions perfect for kids and thrill-seekers of all ages.

Fun Fun Fun Montreal is home to the second largest amusement park in Canada at 146 acres. La Ronde Amusement park has 10 roller coasters and attracts over 3 million visitors a year!

Eating is a big part of visiting Montreal. Visiting one of the city's public markets such as the Atwater or Jean Talon market is such to give you the authentic Montreal experience. Here you can mingle with locals all while shopping with them for fresh local produce and visiting small shops.

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