Myriad activities within minutes walking distance

In summer, the events and activities surrounding the Palais literally multiply. A quick hop brings you to the arts and entertainment district and its Place des Festivals, essentially the city’s ground zero for the energizing vibe that pulsates throughout Montréal. There, La Vitrine, an interactive ticket and information centre that reacts to the movements of passers-by, enables you to learn about the complete lineup of cultural shows and events.

The city’s new restaurants are havens for everything from small indulgences to lavish feasts, even for Montréal’s seasoned foodies. They include the Bar et Bœuf, Le Hangar, Les 400 coups and the Van Horne, all eateries that reinterpret the classics, explore the potential flavours of simplicity and elevate local market cuisine to new heights.

Prefer the outdoors? Slowly amble along the quays of the Old Port, take a river cruise for a few hours, or dare to whitewater raft the Lachine rapids. The more adventurous souls will also enjoy stepping into Indiana Jones’ shoes at the Science Centre