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Things to do in Old Montreal

LHotel Montreal is the perfect destination for enjoying everything Old Montreal has to offer. Our hotel is a short walk away from the old port and convenient to many Montreal attractions, museums, and restaurants, including Notre-Dame Basilica and the entrance to the Underground City.

To learn more about Old Montreal, please visit the Old Montreal website.

Montréal Official Tourist Guide 

Montreal Attractions near LHotel

Place d’armes (walking distance)

This parade ground dating back to the 17th century is surrounded by landmarks representing more than 100 years of French Canadian architectural styles. Notable buildings include Notre-Dame Basilica, Saint-Sulpice Seminary, New York Life Insurance Building, Aldred Building, and 500 Place D'Armes.

Square Victoria (walking distance)

This square is open all day long and provides visitors with a little green space to breathe and relax in the center of the city.

Notre Dame Basilica (walking distance)

This majestic Victorian Gothic structure is Montreal’s most spectacular church. Services are held at 5 PM every day and on Sunday mornings.

Historic City Hall (walking distance)

The five-story City Hall serves as the mayor’s headquarters. Inside this magnificent Napoleon III style building, guests will find halls fashioned from marble and bronze, ornate hand-carved ceilings, and stunning stained glass windows.

Jacques Cartier Square (walking distance)

This pedestrian-friendly square is teeming with street performers and musicians, world-class fine dining restaurants, and upscale art galleries.

Museum of Contemporary Art (1 km)

Dedicated exclusively to showcasing contemporary art, this museum houses nearly 7,600 works by more than 1,500 Québécois, Canadian, and international artists in both a permanent collection and through temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year.

Ste Catherine Street Shops (1 km)

This 12-block commercial thoroughfare is home to some of the city’s biggest department stores and shopping centers, such as Les Cours Mont-Royal, Place Montreal Trust, Eaton Centre, Complexe Les Ailes, and Promenades Cathédrale.

Underground City (1 km)

Montreal’s Underground City is a fascinating above-and-below-street-level network of passageways connecting more than 1,700 subterranean shops across 10 distinct shopping malls. You can access Underground City through any of its 200 entrances located throughout Montreal.

DHC Gallery (1 km)

This private foundation showcases cutting-edge visual arts exhibitions and projects. From avant-garde multimedia installations to large-format film screenings, DHC/ART presents endless expressions of contemporary creativity. 


Place Des Arts (1 km)

This event venue stages performances of Québécois, Canadian, and foreign classical music, along with opera performances, live jazz, plays, films, and all forms of dance.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra (1 km)

This world-class symphony orchestra performs classic and contemporary programs throughout the year. The 2015-2016 season includes Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, as well as three concerts showcasing Tchaikovsky’s orchestral work.

Mount-Royal Park (2 km)

A beautiful 200-hectare park, it is the gem of Montreal’s urban parks. Containing the highest point in the city, it is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic views of the city below. With hiking and biking trails as well as a lake, it has been Montreal’s center of outdoor recreation for more than a century.

Casino de Montréal (3 km)

For gamers, there are over 100 keno, poker, blackjack, baccarat, and roulette tables as well as a 3,000-machine array of slots to rival any in North America. Marvellous restaurants, live entertainment, and spectacular views of the Montreal skyline ensure that everyone goes home a winner.

La Ronde Theme and Water Park (3 km)

Quebec’s favourite family fun playground delights visitors of all ages with over 40 rides and attractions of all speeds and sizes.

Mary Queen of the World Basilica (3 km)

Built to strengthen the Catholic presence in a mainly Protestant district, this enormous church features towering Greek columns, ornate décor, and a splendid gold-leaf baldachin (1900), which is a replica of the 16th century ornamental canopy in Rome’s St. Peter's Basilica.

Insectarium (5 km)

Learn everything you wanted to know about insects and more at one of the largest insect museums in North America. A celebration of all things creepy-crawly, the Insectarium is home to over 250,000 specimens of living insects, not to mention a working anthill and many other fascinating exhibits.