Bonjour, bienvenue a Montreal! First things first, head over to the Montreal Biodome and walk through three different ecosystems under one roof. There are golden lion tamarins in the Tropical Forest, Canadian lynx in the Laurentian Forest and penguins in the polar area. When you’re done with the animal kingdom, check out the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, where you can learn about space without boarding a giant Roman candle.
After emerging from the far corners of the biodome, make your way to the Old Montreal historic area. Parade through the public square of Place d’Armes, where the famous Notre-Dame Basilica is located. There’s a unique stained glass window depicting the religious history of the city instead of traditional biblical scenes. Continue your exploration of Old Town with a walk down Rue Saint-Paul and stop in the Bonsecours Market, a public exchange that’s been open for over 100 years.
Flights into the city land at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), 20 km from the city centre. Getting to downtown Montreal hotels is as easy as hailing a fixed-rate taxi or hopping on an STM Airport Express bus. Once you’re in the city, a bicycle or your own two feet are the preferred methods of travel. Hey, it’s always nice to burn some calories while on holiday. Just remember that this place is on an island in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, and not all of the bridges are pedestrian-accessible. If you want to venture outside of town for a day trip, snag one of Wotif’s car hire options and hit the road!
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Hotels in Montreal start at AU$80 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.