Activities

Cultural and sports activities

Discover the numerous cultural and sport activities near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Montreal downtown Hotel Europa.

 

Bell Centre and the Montreal Canadiens

Whether it is for a famous Montreal Canadiens Hockey game, a concert, a sport event or for a family show, the Bell Centre is the place to be in Montreal.   

 

AML cruises on the St. Lawrence River

Take a break from the urban life of Montreal with a relaxing cruise on the St. Lawrence River. A perfect occasion to discover this fascinating city.  Day and Night, enjoy a memorable gateaway aboard the only boat restaurant in Montreal, the AML Cavalier Maxim.

 

Olympic stadium

The international symbol of Montreal, the Olympic Stadium was inaugurated in 1976 for the Montreal Olympics. Today it is the host of many events.  At 540 feet, the Olympic Park Tower is the tallest inclined tower in the world!  From its summit, visitors can admire the entire Greater Montreal region and the St. Lawrence River valley.

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Art lovers are going to be charm by this tourist attraction that is the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal . It consists of four pavilions, halls with 444 seats, and an exhibition of more than 41,000 works of all kinds. The museum also offers great temporary exhibitions on various artistic disciplines like music, film, fashion, design, and more!

 

Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

Innovative and Modern institution, The Museum is located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. Its permanent exhibition counts more than 7,600 works of art from Quebec, Canada and from around the world.

 

Percival-Molson stadium and the Montreal Alouettes

Home of the Montreal Alouettes, Percival-Molson stadium is an outdoor stadium made for American football and athletics.  It was built in 1915 and is owned by McGill.

 

Saputo Stadium

Home of Montreal Impact, the Montreal professional soccer team, the Saputo Stadium is an outdoor facility where you can watch a soccer game like never before!

 

Space for Life

What to see and what to do at the Space for Life;

Montreal Biodome : An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas.

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium : the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy.

Montreal Insectarium : The Montréal Insectarium, which is considered one of the largest insect museums in North America, is home to some 250,000 specimens of living and naturalized insects..

Botanical Gardens : The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long

 
 

Old Port Montreal

Close to downtown and next to the St. Lawrence,  the Old Port of Montreal is an historical, yet modern site. It is known for its restaurants, terraces and small boutiques. In summer, take advantage of the street performances and artists, relax at the Clock Tower beach, ride a pedal boat or abicycle, or choose from one of the many river cruises available.  In winter, skate on a large outdoor skate rink. The Old Port Montreal is also the host of the Montreal Science Centre and the Montreal IMAX®Telus cinema.

 

Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archeology and History

Archaeological and historical site located on the Montreal's birthplace. The underground route covers six centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped there to the present day.

 

Montreal Science Centre and Imax Telus Cinema

Science and Technology centre where visitors  stimulate their interest in science and technology and raise their awareness of its importance in our society.  The centre is paired with IMAX®TELUS cinema.   The IMAX® TELUS theatre offers precise images, unrivalled sound and the best IMAX® movies on the market.

 

Notre-Dame Basilica

Renowned for its audacious architecture et its rich interior decoration, the Notre-Dame Basilica is a must for those visiting Montreal. Located in Old Montreal, it welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

 

Quartier des Spectacles

The Montreal area with the highest concentration and the greatest diversity of cultural venues.  On 1 square kilometer, you will find 80 cultural sites, 8 lively public squares and more than 40 Festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, FrancoFolies of Montreal and Montreal en lumiere.

 

Place Bonaventure

At Place Bonaventure, many important exhibitions take place  : Let's get married, Salon du Livre de Montreal, The Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show.  In Addition, across the street, you will find a lively indoor skating rink; Atrium le 1000.

 

La Ronde / Parc Jean-Drapeau

La Ronde  offers more than 40 rides and attractions, dazzling shows, as well as entertainment. You can access the Park with public transportation as well as the Jacques Quartier bridge.  

 

Montreal Casino

One of the most modern in North America, the Montreal Casino offers a vast array of games, entertainment, restaurants and bars .

 

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

More than one hundred years of history, culture and developments at the largest shrine in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph, a jewel of Montreal’s heritage. Take advantage of your visit to this great spiritual site with the Museum, music, gardens, gift-shop and guided tours.