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Free Things To Do in Montreal

If you have extra time, Jean-Talon Market is worthwhile.
  • #1
    Things to do in Montreal
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    #1 in Montreal
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    As the site of the original city of Montreal, Vieux-Montréal (accessible from the Orange Line's Place-d'Armes and Champ-de-Mars métro stations) is the hub of the city's culture. Not much has changed in this neighborhood despite the city's rapid urbanization. Horse-drawn carriages traverse cobblestone streets and meander past such notable sites

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    Parc du Mont-Royal
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    #4 in Montreal
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    This 761-foot hill from which Montreal got its name is the largest of the city's parks. Towering over central Montreal (and accessible from the Green Line's Peel métro station or the Orange Line's Mont-Royal métro station), Parc du Mont-Royal is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers and bicyclists throughout the

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    Jean-Talon Market
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    #5 in Montreal
    Shopping, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    In a world dominated by overly refrigerated, fluorescently lit supermarkets, the Jean-Talon Market is literally a breath of fresh air and one of the largest public markets in North America. Located a block or so off Boulevard Saint-Laurent (accessible from the Blue Line's Jean-Talon métro station), this open-air market entices with

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    St. Joseph's Oratory (Oratoire Saint-Joseph)
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    #6 in Montreal
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sitting adjacent to Mont-Royal, this immense basilica is the highest point in Montreal. Dedicated to St. Joseph, Jesus' earthly father and Canada's patron saint, St. Joseph's Oratory was designed in an Italian Renaissance style with a copper dome rising 318 feet high. The inside of the basilica is decorated with intricately

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    Barbie Expo
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    #8 in Montreal
    Museums, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Museums, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    This whimsical exhibit, in what it bills as the largest permanent collection of Barbie dolls in the world, has more than 1,000 Barbies on display. Many of the dolls have been dressed to the nines by designers such as Christian Dior, Armani, Vera Wang, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta

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