Montreal: On the Ground

Insider Tour Montreal: On the Ground

Known as the “double decker city” because of its vast underground complexes, Montreal is a beautiful destination of many faces. From the historic neighborhoods of old city to the hip downtown scene to the French influences woven inside, this Canadian city is pulsing with energy. W Montreal Insider Caroline Khangi taps into the underground (and above ground) hotspots that make the city double the fun.


Old City
303 Rue Notre-Dame E


Immerse yourself in the heart of the city in one of the oldest urban areas in North America. Stroll along cobblestone streets and discover buildings dating back to the 17th century. Popular things to do in Old Montreal include the Notre-Dame Basilica and recreational activities in the Old Port.



Montréal Musee des Beaux-Arts

1380 Rue Sherbrooke O


Don’t miss a visit to Canada’s largest museum spread across four pavilions. Located on Montreal’s historic Golden Square Mile, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is home to over 41,000 works of art, including those by Picasso, Renoir, Monet, and Rembrandt.



Musee de Contemporain de Montreal

185 Rue Ste-Catherine O


Located in the Place des Arts complex, this contemporary art museum is the first of its kind in Canada and the only one to feature both visual and performing arts. The museum’s collection includes over 7,000 pieces of art by more than 1,500 artists, mostly from Quebec and Canada.


La Ronde

22 Chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène


If you’re coming to Montreal between May and October, electrify your visit with a day at Quebec’s largest amusement park featuring ten roller coasters and many other rides for thrill-seekers of all levels. The park also hosts events throughout the year including L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, an international fireworks competition, and Halloween festivities.


Shops on Rue St. Catherine

Rue St. Catherine


Indulge in a day of unparalleled retail therapy. Fantastic shopping centers are located throughout the city. Browse the shops along Rue St. Catherine, or explore the world’s largest Underground City, which is connected through the malls.


Être Avec Toi (Ê.A.T)

901 Square Victoria


Check out the revolutionary new dining concept that offers an exciting art gallery, DJ-designed soundtracks, and perfectly prepared food and drink, all right there in the W Montreal.



381 Avenue Laurier O


Taste the signature flavors of Montreal with a refined touch, served in an old historic building with a retractable roof and a beautifully rustic interior.