Whether you are an avid biker or you are just looking for some places to see in the city, Fitz & Follwell Co. is a must-check spot. Here, you can rent a bike for enjoying a ride by yourself in the city or get your bicycle repaired to its best shape from Fitz & Follwell Co. If you love exploring the town then Fitz & Follwell Co. has a lot to offer for you. During summers, they organize bicycle tours to some hidden gems of the city. During winters, you can enjoy walking tours arranged by them which take you through the treasured attractions of Montreal or enjoy tasting the vibrant flavors by the immigrants settled in city.
Habitat 67 is renowned for its architectural excellence and served as a residence during the Expo 67. This housing complex exemplifies a modern approach towards designing and is still an important part of the city. Comprising 146 identical, block-like houses, the structure resembles a massive lego building, which is also one of its most noted features. The structure also offers unparalleled views of the neighborhood, and provides one of the best vantage points for photography.
If you happen to be strolling along the quaint streets of Old Montreal, take a few minutes to check out the unique collection at Heritage Gallery. Opened by Kosta Dios, this family-run establishment is a cross between a gallery and and a shop which reflects its owner's love for native art and his experience as a furrier. Along with an array of beautiful pieces of art and fur accessories, the store has branched into gift items, each of which is carefully hand picked to add to the impressive collection. Whether it is to buy the perfect art piece for your living room or simply to soak in the local art, this is a great place to visit.
One of the many located in this area of Ste-Catherine Street West, this exciting gallery has made it a point to deal exclusively in contemporary art in keeping with its proximity to the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. It has made it its objective to cultivate and bring to fruition the careers of up-coming Quebec artists who show talent, originality, ambition and the willingness to experiment. Some of the more recent exhibits have included Marc Sequin, Jennifer Couelle, Andre Jasinski and Jean-Marie Martin.
Advising art collectors for over 50 years, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff specializes in the purchase and sale of important Canadian art. They have sold a wide range of artwork, including works by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, the Beaver Hall Hill Group, the Canadian Impressionists, 19th- and 20th-century Canadian artists, the abstract expressionists, the Contemporary Arts Society and other such paintings and sculptures. Today it maintains that reputation by presenting some of the best Canadian and international art, both by established artists and those just making a name for themselves.
This masonic temple is a historical landmark that has been awarded the status of a National Historic Site of Canada.
Architect Henri-Maurice Perreault's magnificent structure is one of the city's most beautiful and famous. View the exterior either from Notre Dame Street or from Champ-de-Mars, the pleasant patch of green-space to the north where Montreal's original fortifications once stood. The striking marble Hall of Honour, which is usually open to the public, contains portraits of every Montreal mayor. Other historical events have included Charles de Gaulle's vive le Québec libre gaffe and the like. Call ahead for more details.
Located behind the City Hall, this huge public space is a good place to relax, get a great view of downtown, and check out the remains of the old fortifications that surrounded the new city. Though the fortifications themselves were demolished in the 1820s as the city outgrew them, you can still see the pieces in the shape of two lines of stone. It's a fine vantage point from which to view the City Hall.
Apart from being one of the most historically significant places in the city, this square is also one of the city's most popular and lively. Watched over by Nelson's Column and lined with flowers and gardens, this is where artists, lovers, the hip and the semi-hip meet. It is also the port of entry for most visitors to Old Montreal. The best time to visit this square is in the summer, as it is then a car-free zone. Call or see the website to know more.
Maple Delights is a charming spot and a must visit if in Old Montreal. This sweet bistro and museum is a wonderful way to discover this national pride. At the bistro you can relish delish baked goodies, gelatos, candies, waffles, milkshakes, coffees and sorbets, all with the goodness of maple syrup and sugar in them. Check out their small museum that gives an insight of how the sap is collected. You can also taste the products made from maple that highlight its unique quality.
A Montreal institution, this Old Montreal gallery is on the leading edge of the city's contemporary art scene. Whether from lesser known local artists or well-known Canadian or international masters, the creations here are notable. Among the artists represented by the gallery are Besner, Missakian, Tetro, Walker, and Zyk. Part of the gallery's ongoing commitment is to give these artists as wide a showing as possible by making visitors comfortable and at ease.