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Area Guide

The best hotels by the Montreal Airport

Known as “Canada’s Cultural Capital,” Montreal is an eclectic city teeming with unique attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife. 

The city truly has something for everyone: world-class performers at Jazz Fest, fabulous French-Canadian cuisine to enthrall foodies, and fascinating history up and down the charming avenues of the Vieux-Montréal. All energized by exclusive shopping at rue Ste-Catherine, the Plateau, Mile End, and Little Burgundy. Mix in a sophisticated arts and culture scene and the intellectual buzz emanating from the university community, and you have all the ingredients for an invigorating and unforgettable urban adventure. 

Located five minutes from Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and fifteen minutes from downtown Montreal and Underground Montreal, the Quality Hotel Dorval is the perfect base for exploring the many sights and attractions of this cosmopolitan city.  

For your planning convenience, we’ve compiled a list of popular activities and attractions that showcase the best Montreal has to offer:

Montreal Olympic Stadium

Home to the 1976 Olympic Games the tower, at 175 meters, is the tallest inclined structure in the world. Take a ride up and view the city from a unique standpoint, breathtaking to the eye. Take in "Montréal...Voilà", the multiscreen, multimedia show featuring Montréal at its finest. Our city's largest stadium host sports events, rock concerts, trade shows, and cultural exhibition from around the world.

Underground Montreal

No matter what time of year you visit, our subterranean city is must!

Casino de Montreal

Each of the world's great cities has a memorable attraction, a gathering place that draws people back time and again. In Montréal, its the Casino where the pace is fast, the fun is non-stop and the buzz is all about having a great time.

Old Montreal

Located between the River and downtown, this historical part of the City and its Old Port will put you into close contact with the past life of a major metropolis of North America, founded in 1642. Come and experience the romance of Old Montréal. Discover its unique architecture, museums, shops, restaurants, outdoor cafés and all the activities at the Old Port.

The Montreal Planetarium

For over thirty years, the Montreal Planetarium has offered multimedia shows for people of all ages, designed to reveal the fascinating world of astronomy and space exploration.

Montreal Biosphere Environmental Museum

Canada's first Ecowatch Centre, the Biosphere in Montreal, opened in 1995. It is devoted to increasing knowledge of the environment, water and ecosystems, in particular those of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. It also strives to make visitors aware of the importance of these valuable resources.

Biodome

Right next to Olympic Park. Combination aquarium, garden & zoo. A must-see! Insectarium - Montreal's Insectarium introduces visitors to the fascinating and mysterious world of insects. This is a museum like no other, housing a collection of more than 150 000 insect specimens from the four corners of the earth, some of them frozen in time and others very much alive.

Montreal Botanical Gardens

With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world's largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.

Montreal Opera

The Opéra de Montréal was founded by the Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec on January 30, 1980 in order to resume the activities of the Opéra du Québec (1971-1975). Today the Opéra de Montréal is ranked among the 15 most important opera companies in North America.

Sportréal

The center for sports in Montreal, this site features complete coverage of amateur and professional sports in Montreal, articles, on-line discussion groups, and a database of upcoming local events.

Le Festin du Gouverneur Dinner Theater

As a realistic re-enactment of a festive banquet of 300 years ago, when the French and the English were vying for control of the known parts of North America, Le Festin du Gouverneur, over twenty-five years old itself, has stood the test of time.

See Montreal - LIVE!

The Greater Montréal LiveCam Network provides you with an opportunity to discover 10 tourist sites in Greater Montréal, captured live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by cameras connected live to the Internet!

General Tourist Info

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STCUM Transportation

http://www.stm.info

Information, routes, schedules, and fares for all forms of transit including train, bus, and metro.