• Montreal



Once enclosed by thick stone walls and now home to buildings dating back to the 17th century, this historic slice of Montréal is one of the oldest urban areas in North America.

Discover old European charm in cobbled streets, colonial mansions, horse-drawn carriages and the atmospheric Old Port (Vieux-Port) on the St Lawrence River. The churches and chapels that reside here are testament to Montréal's religious fervor, while stone warehouses and high-rise blocks are a reminder of the city's recent commercialisation that's made it so diverse. 

Visit the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica cathedral, visit the Centre des Sciences (Science Museum) for a great day out with the kids and explore Maison St-Gabriel, one of Montréal's rare surviving 17th-century houses. Vieux Montréal also has plenty of great shopping opportunities, whether you're after a designer bargain or souvenirs to take home to friends and family, as well as glamorous art galleries.