With its 3000 shops, 1500 restaurants, 50 performance venues, and 22 museums— not to mention Mount Royal, Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame Islands, and of course the Old Port— the city centre is Montreal’s liveliest and most happening place.
Spring starts out with a bang here with the re-opening of its 514 outdoor terraces, trucks serving street cuisine, and an ever-changing list of car-free pedestrian zones. There’s no shortage of places to relax, hang out with friends and have fun!
Stroll beneath the 200,000 pink balls decorating the Village. Dance to exotic beats at international festivals in the Quartier des spectacles. Relax under the blue parasols at the urban beach in Old Montreal, go shopping on Sainte-Catherine Street, or grab a drink with friends on one of the many busy terraces in the Quartier Latin.
Whatever you do, have fun... and enjoy exploring the city on foot, on your bike or with public transport !
Arrondissement de Ville-Marie
Did you know?
The Atwater filtration plant is the main drinking water treatment plant for the island of Montreal. It has the largest water production capacity in Quebec and the 2nd largest in Canada.
The roof of Place Ville-Marie is only 8 meters (26 feet) lower than the top of Mount Royal.
Located between the business district and Old Montreal, the Quartier international (or International District) was inaugurated exactly 10 years ago, in 2004.
The recycling program of paper and cardboard of Place Ville Marie saves approximately 25,000 mature trees a year.