Photo Courtesy of Old Montréal
A historic neighborhood in the province of Quebec, Old Montréal is home to many structures dating back to the era of New France.
Transport to the 17th Century
Today, Old Montréal is a major tourist attraction with some of its buildings dating to the 17th century and is one of the oldest urban areas in North America. Notable buildings including Montréal City Hall, Bonsecours Market and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, as well as preserved colonial mansions, such as the Château Ramezay and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada are sights to experience within the area.
Old Montréal is also home to archeological remains of Montreal’s first settlement in the Pointe-à-Callière museum. The architecture and cobbled streets in Old Montréal have been maintained or restored to keep the authentic and historic look of the city in its earliest days as a settlement.
“If you visit Montreal and do not make your way to Old Montreal its like you didn’t go there at all! The shops, the restaurants and the service are amazing and takes you back in time.”
—Levi A., TripAdvisor