The cultural capital of Quebec, and Canada's second largest city, Montréal bubbles with energy, flair, and an inherent a love of food and festivals. During your visit, prepare to indulge your taste buds in myriad of delicious adventures from perfected poutine to traditional Jewish delis and plentiful French patisseries. You can then burn off the calories with a trek up the city’s namesake hill, Mount Royal, for an impressive panorama over the island metropolis, made even more beautiful when covered in snow. Spend your days exploring the food-filled Latin Quarter, put your pedal power to the test along the city’s many cycle paths, and cruise down the breathtaking St Lawrence River. And make sure you visit the incredibly ornate Notre-Dame Basilica and the world-renowned Montréal Botanical Garden, which are two of the city’s most prized attractions.
Popular Montréal Holidays
Deciding where to travel in Canada is no easy fete, so if you’ve decided to put Montréal on your list then you’re one step closer to your holiday. The next thing you need to do is decide which itinerary you want to take. Drive from Mont Tremblant, road trip there after seeing Niagara Falls or fly in from Toronto. Our Journeys offer endless ways to reach and experience Montréal and include unique experiences such as the Flavours of ‘The Main’ tour. For advice on which itinerary to choose, talk to an Expert today.
Montréal Holiday Types
While food may be at the top of the to-do list in Montréal, it’s not the only way you can experience the city and its surrounds. Browse our Montréal holiday types below for ideas on how you can get the best out of your visit to the city or talk to one of our Experts today about creating a bespoke holiday itinerary.
More About Montréal
Population: 1.7 million
Currency: Canadian dollar
Language: English and French
Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.
Flight time: The London to Montréal flight time is 7 hours and 25 minutes
Airport: Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require an ESTA, which you can apply for online.
Top 3 Things to Do in Montréal
- Explore the history of Old Montréal
- Browse the Jean-Talon Market
- Take the views from Mount Royal Park
Getting Round Montréal
Getting around Montréal is easy as the city not only has a great public transport system, but it’s also ideal to explore by foot. When your feet grow tired, you can opt to travel by public bus or on the metro. Metro stations on the street are marked by blue and white signs, with the trains operating from 5:30am to 12:30am every day. If you plan on using the metro for more than one ride, we recommend purchasing a one da y or three day pass to get the best value for money.
When to Go to Montréal
As a large city, Montréal can be visited at any time of year. In the summer months of June to August, the city is ideal for exploring by foot and experiencing the surrounding parks and outdoors. While in winter from December to February, the heated Underground City passage makes it possible to get around and still explore Montréal vibrant foodie scene. Summer tends to be Montréal’s peak season while winter can bring snow and ice. If you’re flexible for when you visit, spring and autumn offer mild weather with cheaper hotel prices.
Why Book Your Montréal Holiday with Flight Centre
Montréal Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Montréal holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre is a global company with over 18,000 people worldwide including local people in Canada. With over 40 stores located throughout Toronto, we work closely with our Canada offices to ensure we are offering you the best holiday experiences possible. Combine this local expertise with our personalised service here in the UK, and there’s never been a better way to travel.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Montréal from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.