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Laura's Guidebook

Laura

Laura's Guidebook

Sightseeing
You can take the ferry from Pointe-aux-Trembles for as low as 3.5$CAD. per person, to go to Montreal Old Port where there’s restaurants, museums, historic places / monuments, etc. Exact location where you can take the ferry is: St-Jean-Baptise Street / Notre-Dame Street. Free parking. Takes less than 30min to get to MTL Old Port. From June 17 to Sept 28: from 6am to 7:30pm both ways! Go to their website to book your ticket! English version of the website is also available: https://www.traversiers.com/fr/nos-traverses/navette-fluviale-pointe-aux-trembles-vieux-port-de-montreal/accueil/
Navette fluviale
You can take the ferry from Pointe-aux-Trembles for as low as 3.5$CAD. per person, to go to Montreal Old Port where there’s restaurants, museums, historic places / monuments, etc. Exact location where you can take the ferry is: St-Jean-Baptise Street / Notre-Dame Street. Free parking. Takes less than 30min to get to MTL Old Port. From June 17 to Sept 28: from 6am to 7:30pm both ways! Go to their website to book your ticket! English version of the website is also available: https://www.traversiers.com/fr/nos-traverses/navette-fluviale-pointe-aux-trembles-vieux-port-de-montreal/accueil/
Amazing sceneries. Be ready for spending a full day at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes, and an umbrella in case weather announces rain. Things to see are mostly outdoor.
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Montreal Botanical Garden
4101 Rue Sherbrooke E
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Amazing sceneries. Be ready for spending a full day at the Montreal Botanical Garden. Make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes, and an umbrella in case weather announces rain. Things to see are mostly outdoor.
One of the best views of Montreal city: a must visit
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Mount Royal
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One of the best views of Montreal city: a must visit
A local favorite
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Parc Jean-Drapeau
1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
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A local favorite
Historic site. Great view. Enjoy the sand on your toes at the ‘beach’ spot
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Clock Tower
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Historic site. Great view. Enjoy the sand on your toes at the ‘beach’ spot
Throwback tours - Throwback Tours is a company based in Montreal that offers historical tours of Montreal in classic convertibles. It's a new and fun way to see the city! To book: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17571716
350 Rue Saint Paul Est
350 Rue Saint Paul E
Throwback tours - Throwback Tours is a company based in Montreal that offers historical tours of Montreal in classic convertibles. It's a new and fun way to see the city! To book: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17571716
When: Monday to Wednesday, 11:30 am to 10:30pm, Thursday and Friday, 11:30am to 11pm Saturday, 10am to 11pm, Sunday 10am to 10pm. This observatory has hands-down one of the best views in the city: see the city from 185 meters from the observatory itself, or view it as you sip a drink at Les Enfants Terribles.
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Observatoire Place Ville Marie
5 Place Ville Marie
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When: Monday to Wednesday, 11:30 am to 10:30pm, Thursday and Friday, 11:30am to 11pm Saturday, 10am to 11pm, Sunday 10am to 10pm. This observatory has hands-down one of the best views in the city: see the city from 185 meters from the observatory itself, or view it as you sip a drink at Les Enfants Terribles.
When: Monday – Sunday, 8:00am – 7:00pm The Parc national des îles de Boucherville is one of Montreal's best-kept secrets. Peaceful nature, fresh air and a number of activities are at the visitor's disposal. The park is the perfect escape on a warm summer day when the heat of the city gets to be too much.
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Îles-de-Boucherville National Park
55 Île Sainte Marguerite
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When: Monday – Sunday, 8:00am – 7:00pm The Parc national des îles de Boucherville is one of Montreal's best-kept secrets. Peaceful nature, fresh air and a number of activities are at the visitor's disposal. The park is the perfect escape on a warm summer day when the heat of the city gets to be too much.
Canada's biggest church building. You can see it from quite a distance, but you can also enjoy the view from the balcony
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Chemin Queen Mary
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Canada's biggest church building. You can see it from quite a distance, but you can also enjoy the view from the balcony
Despite the traffic, it's totally worth it as it's one of the most beautiful rides in the city that takes you from the Old Port all the way to the borough of Lachine
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Lachine Canal
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Despite the traffic, it's totally worth it as it's one of the most beautiful rides in the city that takes you from the Old Port all the way to the borough of Lachine
Biking along one of Montreal's many bridges gives you a sweeping view of the city. It's not even that long of a ride and when you're on the other side, explore the South Shore!
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Jacques Cartier Bridge
134 Pont Jacques-Cartier
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Biking along one of Montreal's many bridges gives you a sweeping view of the city. It's not even that long of a ride and when you're on the other side, explore the South Shore!
Visit Montreal’s Chinatown after you finish your visit of the Underground city
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Chinatown
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Visit Montreal’s Chinatown after you finish your visit of the Underground city
Curious about Science? Check out this amazing location 10min from Berri-Uqam metro station
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Biosphere Environmental Museum
160 Chemin du Tour de l'isle
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Curious about Science? Check out this amazing location 10min from Berri-Uqam metro station
Food scene
Great ramen 🍜 and other Japanese delicacies
KINTON RAMEN
1211 Rue Bishop
Great ramen 🍜 and other Japanese delicacies
Best Portuguese chicken, lamb, quail in town
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Rôtisserie Portugalia
34 Rue Rachel O
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Best Portuguese chicken, lamb, quail in town
Best brunch in town: they have multiple locations but this one is the closest to the apartment
Petinos Saint-Leonard
7196 Boulevard Langelier
Best brunch in town: they have multiple locations but this one is the closest to the apartment
Another great place for brunch in town: multiple locations! L'Oeufrier serves up some of the best breakfast poutine ever. In addition to their other on-point breakfast fare.
L'Oeufrier Crémazie
1501 Boulevard Crémazie Est
Another great place for brunch in town: multiple locations! L'Oeufrier serves up some of the best breakfast poutine ever. In addition to their other on-point breakfast fare.
Best indian restaurant in town
Thanjai Restaurant
4759 Avenue Van Horne
Best indian restaurant in town
Want to try the Quebec iconic poutine? Must visit La Banquise
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La Banquise
994 Rue Rachel E
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Want to try the Quebec iconic poutine? Must visit La Banquise
Best smoked meat in town
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Schwartz's Deli - Sandwiches - Steaks
3895 Boul St-Laurent
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Best smoked meat in town
Late night and hungry? Try this 24hr restaurant
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Dunn's Famous
1249 Rue Metcalfe
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Late night and hungry? Try this 24hr restaurant
Late night and hungry? Try this place for very affordable food. Open 24hr
Jarry Smoked Meat
6549 Rue Jarry E
Late night and hungry? Try this place for very affordable food. Open 24hr
French / Switzerland fine cuisine. Pricey but absolutely worth it! - reservation required especially during weekends
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Restaurant La Raclette
1059 Rue Gilford
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French / Switzerland fine cuisine. Pricey but absolutely worth it! - reservation required especially during weekends
Love salads? Try Mandy’s. Not your traditional salad though! (PS: They have multiple locations)
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Mandys
2067 Rue Crescent
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Love salads? Try Mandy’s. Not your traditional salad though! (PS: They have multiple locations)
French style bakery: fresh bread, croissants, and all the delicacies are awaiting at Louise!
Louise boulangerie
6835 Boul St-Laurent
French style bakery: fresh bread, croissants, and all the delicacies are awaiting at Louise!
One of our favorite coffee shop in town. A must try! They have 2 locations
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Cafe Larue & Fils
244 Rue de Castelnau E
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One of our favorite coffee shop in town. A must try! They have 2 locations
Light brunch menu, a funky mix of Mediterranean & Oriental cuisine (check their menu before you go). Accompanied with exquisite coffee. If you’re looking for a more traditional North American menu, stop by L’Oeufrier right on the corner then stop by the Arts Café to get a coffee to digest ;)
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Arts Café
201 Avenue Fairmount O
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Light brunch menu, a funky mix of Mediterranean & Oriental cuisine (check their menu before you go). Accompanied with exquisite coffee. If you’re looking for a more traditional North American menu, stop by L’Oeufrier right on the corner then stop by the Arts Café to get a coffee to digest ;)
Best greek food - very affordable
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Tripolis
679 Rue Saint-Roch
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Best greek food - very affordable
Affordable egg benedict & best coffee. Must try
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Le Vieux Velo
59 Rue Beaubien E
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Affordable egg benedict & best coffee. Must try
Set-price Italian meals & a kids' menu in a simple setting with a patio.
Tomate Basilic
12585 Rue Sherbrooke E
Set-price Italian meals & a kids' menu in a simple setting with a patio.
Local's favorite coffee shop independently owned by a lovely couple
Café les fraîches
12 129 Rue Victoria
Local's favorite coffee shop independently owned by a lovely couple
Best ice cream in town
Kem Coba
2525 Rue des Ormeaux
Best ice cream in town
Tasty and yummy Caribbean food
Au goût tropical
8720 Rue Hochelaga
Tasty and yummy Caribbean food
Fresh bread and other baked goodies
Boulangerie MariePain (Montréal)
8990 Rue Sherbrooke E
Fresh bread and other baked goodies
Indoor activities
Biodome of Montreal is a must do for when you visit the city. It is unfortunately currently CLOSED until December 2019
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Biodome
4777 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
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Biodome of Montreal is a must do for when you visit the city. It is unfortunately currently CLOSED until December 2019
Love nature? Go visit the Insectarium. Unfortunately, it is currently CLOSED UNTIL 2021
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Montreal Insectarium
4581 Rue Sherbrooke E
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Love nature? Go visit the Insectarium. Unfortunately, it is currently CLOSED UNTIL 2021
Great for families & especially the kids will love it! Discover the planets and what’s all around
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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
4801 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
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Great for families & especially the kids will love it! Discover the planets and what’s all around
Wax museum - Now’s your chance to get a pic with Justin Trudeau for the true Canadian experience! Duck into the underground RESO below to avoid walking along the sweaty streets...
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Musée Grévin Montreal
705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
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Wax museum - Now’s your chance to get a pic with Justin Trudeau for the true Canadian experience! Duck into the underground RESO below to avoid walking along the sweaty streets...
If you've just left the wax museum (Eaton Center) you have easy access to Montreal's Underground city which links two metro stations and has over 1600 stores and restaurants. Map: https://www.mtlblog.com/things-to-do-in-mtl/montreals-underground-city
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Underground City, Montreal
747 Rue du Square-Victoria
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If you've just left the wax museum (Eaton Center) you have easy access to Montreal's Underground city which links two metro stations and has over 1600 stores and restaurants. Map: https://www.mtlblog.com/things-to-do-in-mtl/montreals-underground-city
bowler, pool player, basketball thrower, or arcade lover? This place has it all. Two floors of every game you can think of.
Forum Sports Bar & GamesCentre
bowler, pool player, basketball thrower, or arcade lover? This place has it all. Two floors of every game you can think of.
Visit Nuns Island by spending a day at Storm Spa Nordique
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Strøm Spa Nordique
1001 Boulevard de la Forêt
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Visit Nuns Island by spending a day at Storm Spa Nordique
Visit Nuns Island by spending a day at Storm Spa Nordique
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Strøm Spa Nordique
1001 Boulevard de la Forêt
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Visit Nuns Island by spending a day at Storm Spa Nordique
While waiting for the next ferry to go back to Pointe-aux-Trembles, take some time at the spa :)
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Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal
71 Rue de la Commune O
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While waiting for the next ferry to go back to Pointe-aux-Trembles, take some time at the spa :)
Shopping / Groceries
One of the best shopping mall, after Carrefour Laval
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Le Centre Eaton de Montreal
705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
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One of the best shopping mall, after Carrefour Laval
The biggest shopping mall
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CF Carrefour Laval
3003 Boulevard le Carrefour
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The biggest shopping mall
A pretty great place to buy local products.
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Bonsecours Market
350 Rue Saint Paul Est
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A pretty great place to buy local products.
Religious
Address: 1375 rue Poirier, (Corner O'Brien) Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 5K7. Full program on website: https://www.upcsaintlaurent.org If you want to go to church on Sunday, or during the evening week days or even watch the online services, this is the place! Services are in English, Spanish, French, Tamul. http://www.christianworldmedia.com/livesite/upcnetlive
United Pentecostal Church of St. Laurent
1375 Rue Poirier
Address: 1375 rue Poirier, (Corner O'Brien) Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 5K7. Full program on website: https://www.upcsaintlaurent.org If you want to go to church on Sunday, or during the evening week days or even watch the online services, this is the place! Services are in English, Spanish, French, Tamul. http://www.christianworldmedia.com/livesite/upcnetlive
Closest to the apartment on rue Hochelaga, this church has Sunday services & evening week days services. Address: 8729 rue Hochelaga, H1L 2M8. Schedule: Monday 7:30pm - Bible Study Thursday 7:30pm - Bible Study Friday 7:30pm - Youth Service Saturday 7:00pm - Men & Ladies prayer Sunday: 10am - Morning service 5:30pm - Evening service Online services are also available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUaIH7yMcEAiApw0Fbhlt1A
Église Pentecotiste Unie de l'Est de Montréal
8729 Rue Hochelaga
Closest to the apartment on rue Hochelaga, this church has Sunday services & evening week days services. Address: 8729 rue Hochelaga, H1L 2M8. Schedule: Monday 7:30pm - Bible Study Thursday 7:30pm - Bible Study Friday 7:30pm - Youth Service Saturday 7:00pm - Men & Ladies prayer Sunday: 10am - Morning service 5:30pm - Evening service Online services are also available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUaIH7yMcEAiApw0Fbhlt1A