Explore Montreal’s most amazing local landmarks

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you have to appreciate the beauty that Montreal serves up, seemingly around every corner. That’s right: You don’t have to travel very far to see some of the most gorgeous landmarks in the world. Here are just a few of the city’s most iconic attractions.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/ Massimiliano Pieraccini]

Olympic Stadium

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4141 Av Pierre-de Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 3N7

Love it or hate it, the stadium built for the 1976 Olympic Games is as much a part of Montreal’s heritage as our beloved Canadiens. From concerts to sporting events, the stadium is still in use, and is home to some of the summer’s hottest events.

Environnement Canada

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160 ch Tour-de-l'Isle, Île Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, QC H3C 4G8

This giant dome from Expo ’67 is hard to miss from most areas, both on and off the island. As an environmental museum, it is one of the city’s most unique attractions.

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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3800, ch Queen-Mary, Montréal, QC H3V 1H6

With over two million visitors every year, this iconic sanctuary is known around the world. Opened in 1967, this Renaissance-style Oratory is a cultural landmark that truly encompasses a huge part of this city’s history.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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1380 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1K3

This is not only the city’s largest museum but also its most admired. With exhibits from around the world, both permanent and temporary shows are exceptional. Past exhibits have included pieces from Russia’s Catherine the Great collection, as well as the largest Fabergé egg collection in Canada.

Les amis de la montagne

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1260, chemin Remembrance, Montréal, QC H3H 1A2

Mount Royal is likely this town’s top natural landmark. The cross atop the mountain is a sight recognized by every local in the city – a city that was named for it. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of nature, or catch a gorgeous view of the city from up high, this is no doubt Montreal’s most amazing spot.

Site Historique du Canal Lachine

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105, rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E7

In 1825, this National Historic Site became Montreal’s first major port – one that put it on the map when it came to the fur trade. The canal, which runs 14.5 kilometres, is complete with a scenic pedestrian path.

Jardin botanique de Montréal

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4101, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1X 2B2

With 75 hectares of gardens and greenhouses, this gorgeous landmark is certainly impressive. It’s hard to believe this tranquil green space lies right in the heart of our bustling city.

Forum de Montréal

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2313, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1N2

The current home of the Canadiens is the Bell Centre, but the heart of the hockey team will always belong to this Sainte-Catherine stadium. Known as “the most storied building in hockey history,” fans will always remember it. It may be a movie theatre now, but the original spectator seats in the centre still serve as a reminder that this spot is the original.

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