Old Montréal

One of the oldest urban areas in North America, Montréal's historic city center is home to colonial mansions, historic basilicas and Old Port surrounded with recreational space and museums.

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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.

Historic Preservation

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

Take Amtrak to Old Montréal

Enjoy a fun filled day in Old Montréal via Amtrak to Montréal Station —Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Montréal Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Montréal office today at: 450-670-6700.