Great food is undeniably the stuff of life in Montréal – locals all have their favourite tried-and-true restaurants, go-to take-out dishes and an ongoing list of new eateries and cafés to try. It might take multiple return trips to decide on your own favourites, whether we're talking poutine, bagels or foie gras. From five-star restaurants and carefully prepared dishes from around the world to legendary local diners and street-side food trucks, Montréal offers one-of-a-kind experiences for all tastes.
Immerse yourself in history and culture, museum and art exhibitions or hands-on science – it's all within reach at Montréal's many museums and galleries. Carefully curated temporary and permanent exhibitions make the city's large museums always worth a visit. Cultural centres and private galleries in every neighbourhood contribute new aesthetics and perspectives on contemporary art. Central box office La Vitrine is where you'll find tickets for dance, theatre, music and more.
Montréal's diversity of recreational activities is all about choice: stay active or simply sit back and relax. Spend an afternoon at the spa or the Casino de Montréal, take a gourmet cooking class or stroll through the Botanical Garden. Explore the world at the Biodôme, Insectarium and Planetarium at the Space for Life and at the Ecomuseum Zoo and the Science Centre. Or go to extremes at La Ronde amusement park, SOS Labyrinth, zip-lining, surfing the rapids, rock climbing and more.