The Island of Montreal is a great place for urban entertainment, thanks to its many museums, historical sites and even a zoo. Several parks provide wide-open spaces for winter sports and family fun. The Old Port is a must to explore year round and offers many activities and great views. Whether you’re into shopping, fine dining at a restaurant, shows and entertainment or cultural discoveries, this cosmopolitan universe is the place for you.

Mount Royal Park: an outdoor haven

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Mount Royal is the perfect place to enjoy winter and there are plenty of activities you can do there. You’ll find trails for snowshoeing in the heart of the forest, an outdoor skating rink that is particularly lively during musical evenings, inner tube slides for families and areas for cross-country skiing. The park also offers equipment rentals. And if you’re up for bird-watching, you’ll be happy to know there are several species to spot in the winter!   

A must-see: the Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal

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Inaugurated in 1847 and recognized as one of the top ten most beautiful heritage buildings in Canada, the Bonsecours Market is home to 15 shops selling high-quality Quebec creations: arts and crafts, fashion pieces, accessories and jewelry, designer objects and old-fashioned Quebec furniture. Located a stone's throw from Place Jacques-Cartier, this Montreal gem is also a place for exhibitions and invites you to discover excellent restaurants for a bite to eat.   


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