The namesake of the city and one of its most recognizable landmarks, Mount Royal is the city of Montreal's highest point. The volcanic hill is a part of the Monteregian Hills, nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Laurentians, its highest summit measuring at 233 meters (764 feet). At its highest point sits the Mount Royal Cross, originally installed in 1643 by the city's founder, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, in honor of Mother Mary who he believes saved the colony from a potentially devastating flood. The existing, illuminated cross was added in 1924. Beaver Lake and the Mount Royal Park are other popular features of the hill, just west of Downtown. The park, in particular, is renowned as one of the city's largest, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, and the venue of the weekly Tam-Tam Jams. For unmatched views of the city, Mount Royal's Camilien-Houde and Kondiaronk Chalet lookouts offer sweeping vistas over Downtown and East Montreal.
Every season at the Jardin Botanique de Montréal (Montréal Botanical Gardens), you'll be captivated by the colors and fragrances of flowers and plants as you move from garden to garden, many inspired by different parts of the world. Explore the Sonoran desert, wander into the Chinese or French Garden, and finally relax in the tranquility of the Japanese Garden. The Montreal Botanical Garden contains about 12,000 plant species and cultivators, ten exhibition greenhouses, about 30 thematic gardens and a large arboretum.
Frederick Law Olmsted, of Central Park fame, designed Mount Royal Park. It is easy to forget that you are in the middle of a huge metropolis when walking or cross-country skiing on the park's many well-signposted trails: chief downtown access points are from Parc Jeanne-Mance and Drummond Street, just west of Royal Victoria Hospital. Beaver Lake features skating, tobogganing, and even a small ski hill and chairlift, while Mount Royal Cemetery is one of the continent's largest.
The Percival Molson Memorial Stadium has been running since 1915 and is home to the Montreal Alouettes since 1998. Built in honor of Captain Percival Molson who was a football, track and hockey star at the university, it has an impressive seating capacity of 20,202! The multi-sport turf, concession stands and great outdoor lighting make it an ideal venue for the best and biggest sports events. The Molson Stadium was also the proud venue for field hockey in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Visitors can catch various hockey and football games as well as concert performances. People looking to organize a major event can call on the numbers below for rental conditions and provisions.
The Mount Bruno Golf Club is a historic club located in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. This private club is categorized into the exclusive lot and has members from all around the world. The 18-hole golf course is the most reputed one in Canada. Its elevated tees, mountain terrain and downhill slopes make it one of the most challenging courses in the world, and is often featured in the final legs of some of the biggest golfing tournaments.
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.
This monument is dedicated to Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lost his life in the Battle of Trafalgar.
As you walk along the Place des Arts in Quartier des Spectacles, between the Place des Festivals and Le Parterre, you'll find the Promenade des Artistes. A fascinating use of public space and a unique design concept; you'll find eleven windows or 'event vitrines' designed by the prestigious design firm Daoust Lestage. Open to the public, these glass boxes or vitrines are perfect to house temporary exhibitions as well as local events. Modern design concept and technology are combined to create a unique space within the city, that is both an attraction as well as a cultural hot-spot in Montreal. Please visit the website to find out what activities and events are currently on.
The Rue Saint-Paul is named in the honor of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Canada's governor. This street has the charm of Old Montreal and is known for attractions like Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and Bonsecours Market.
A part of the Old Port of Montreal, the John Young Monument is a monument dedicated to John Young, a pioneer who played a crucial role in developing the port.
A part of the popular Place d'Armes square, the Maisonneuve Monument was sculpted by Louis-Philippe Hébert. It is dedicated to Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the city's founder.
Unwind from your busy city life and enjoy a cruise holiday with Croisières AML. With three ships ready to handle from 20 to 1000 passengers, this company is known as one of the most reliable cruise lines operating out of the Old Port. The hour and forty-five minute sightseeing tours depart four times daily from the King Edward Pier which take you through the serene water-ways of the city. Besides, there are many other longer cruises of about two or three days which are a perfect getaway from your regular schedule. Also, if you are planning a romantic outing with your special someone then you should check the dinner and sunset cruises. Contact +1 866 856 6668 for more information about the cruises, schedules and reservations.