Things to do in Montreal

  • Place des arts

    Place des arts

    Located at the square Sainte-Catherine and De Maisonneuve, Place-des-Arts has become the city's meeting place being home to major cultural attractions and world-class events (e.g. Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Francofolies, Just for Laughs Festival)

    To find out what's on Place des Arts around the conference see:


    Credit: © Eva Blue

  • The Montreal Biodôme

    The Montreal Biodôme

    An oasis in the heart of the city, it recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: the lush and humid Tropical Rainforest, the Laurentian Maple Forest, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Subpolar Regions of the Americas. This ecosystem concept was a world first when it opened in 1992. Twenty-five years later, this systemic approach still has no equal in the faithful and complex way in which it represents the natural environment. Together, the Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium form a place where nature and science are honored.


    Credit: © Montréal Biodôme, Sean O'Neill

  • Old Montreal

    Old Montreal

    Set between the St. Lawrence River and the downtown skycrapers, the historic city centre was once surrounded by walls and its narrow and winding streets can easily be explored on foot. You will be surrounded by the intermingled traces of different periods of the city - from 1642 to nowadays.


    Credit: © Susan Moss Photography

  • Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

    Place of culture, faith and history. One of Montreal's essentials. Two millions visitors per year.


    Credit: © Michel Caty

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    It is Montreal's largest museum and amongst the most prominent in Canada. The permanent collection includes approximately 41,000 works.


    Credit: © Philip Weech