We stayed in the Gay Village neighborhood and enjoyed the proximity to Old Montreal and other sites.
This itinerary is great for any day before sunset.
Recommended time of the year
The summer months are beautiful in Montreal.
About This Day
Planning a family vacation to Montreal, Canada? Take the whole family on a fantastic Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal) walking tour. This relaxed, full-day itinerary offers great attractions and family fun. A day out in Old Montreal engages a plethora of senses, from hearing and seeing the French language to breathtaking architecture and great French-Canadian treats. Begin the day by strolling through Montreal's oldest street, Rue Saint-Paul. Take in the exquisite architecture and be sure to see the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal. Afterwards, walk over to Marché Jean-Talon (Jean Talon Market) and devour some crepes and poutine french fries. This market is particularly famous and has been around for years. It's a must-see attraction in Montreal for families and foodies. Lastly, walk off those poutine calories by heading back through Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (Mount Royal). This charming neighborhood is known for its cafés, galleries and lovely architecture.
Begin your day at Rue Saint-Paul, the oldest street in Montreal. Along with its surrounding streets, this is the heart of Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal). In this neighborhood, you will feel like you you've been transported from North America to Europe. From cobblestone streets to magnificent architecture, no trip to Montreal is complete without strolling through this area.
TIP We stayed in the Gay Village neighborhood and enjoyed the proximity to Old Montreal and other sites.
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (Mount Royal) is known for its cafés, galleries and great architecture. After enjoying the lovely crepes at the marché (market), a stroll back through this neighborhood is quite charming.
TIP We found this part of Montreal was very secluded on a Sunday morning.