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Montreal Travel Guide

Why You Should Visit Montreal

The picturesque cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes of Old Montreal provide a taste of Europe right here in North America. Montreal travel offers many pleasures, like hiking to the top of Mt. Royal, visiting the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica, and sampling poutine (French fries with gravy and cheese curds—a local specialty).

When to Visit Montreal

Summer feels like one festival after another in Montreal. This is when hotel rates are at their highest. Fortunately, there's still plenty to do in the fall, when temperatures drop and leaves start to turn. (Visit Montreal in the first half of October for peak foliage.) For the lowest rates, visit over the winter.

Average Montreal Weather

Summers in Montreal are typically sunny, warm, and humid, with highs in the 80s. September and October are cool and clear, while mid-November brings the beginning of the snowy season—which can last through March. Visit Montreal in the spring and you'll likely encounter mud and chilly temperatures until May.

Old Montreal

Perching on the edge of the St Lawrence River, Old Montreal is the city’s birthplace filled with picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture and a dense concentration of locals and visitors.