Day Trips in MontrealEdit This
During your trip to Canada, you must plan to sojourn in Montreal as all the striking places near the eastern coast of Canada are only few hours distance from Montreal. Montreal Day Trips will provide you with a nice range of activities from mountain tours to modern metropolis sightseeing.
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls
Quebec, being the former French heartland in North America, has a strong French heritage. The old atmosphere, narrow lanes, numerous old-fashioned buildings and a free flowing St. Lawrence River will give you a classical feeling of old times. In Quebec, you must visit the Plains of Abraham, where the famous war between French and English was fought in 1759 and the breathtaking Montmorency Falls. The funicular ride on the elevator linking the upper and lower Quebec will give you a marvelous view of the city and the river and you should stop by the Petit Champlain district to have the old French shopping experience.
A 3-hour journey from Montreal will take you to the beautiful forests of Laurentians. It will bring in front of you the vast natural beauty of the mountains, lakes and forests of Canada. On the way to the forest, you will come across many small picturesque French villages. Saint Sauveur is one such village that is en route to the forest. You can keep yourself busy exploring the lovely distinctive boutiques, cafes and restaurants located in this village. Your cruise in Lac des Sables (Lake Sable) will give you an authentic view of the old French homes of the 19th century along the shoreline.
Ottawa Day Trip from Montreal
Montreal and Quebec take you back in time giving you a glimpse of the French culture. On the other hand, Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, represents the modern Canada with its stunning contemporary structures. The Prime Minister’s residence, Parliament, Supreme Court, and Ottawa City Hall are modern-day architecture which are worth a visit. The “changing of the guards" at the Governor’s palace is another thing which you should not miss. You must also pay a visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization that will give you a nice historical walk through the bygone times.
Montreal Half-Day Bike Tour
If you are looking to do something different in Montreal then you can escape from the crowd and take a 3-hour adventure bike ride around the city perimeters. You can start your bike ride at the Old Port and then travel to Latin quarters, La Fontaine Park, Mount-Royal Park and into the Victorian ambiance of the Golden Square Mile. Then riding through the business district, you can finally stop at Old Montreal for an afternoon light meal and coffee. This sort of leisurely bike ride will bring you very close to the Canadian culture making you enjoy the panoramic beauty of the surrounding locations.
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Bicycle rentals available.
Address: 3880, Rachel East St., Montreal (Quebec), H1X 1Z1
Wide range of aerial excursions over the city of Montreal and other tourist areas. Seaplanes available during summer and Hydraskis in winter. Tel: 1 450 663-4311
Jet boat rides on the Lachine Rapids, rafting, and speed boating. Lunch and dinner packages are available for groups. Tel: 514 284-9607 Fax: 514 287-9401 Address: Old Port / the Clock Tower Pier Montréal QC H2Y 2C6
City tours offered in English and French. Daily departures. The Carrousel Tour offers ten stop-off points during the summer. Tel: 1 514 871-4733 Address: Infotouriste Centre, 1001 du Square-Dorchester St. Montréal QC
Rafting adventures and Hydro-Jet. Free shuttle service from the Infotouriste Centre. Tel: 1 514 767-2230 Address: 1001 du Square-Dorchester Street Montréal QC
An exclusive tour aboard a glass roofed boat. Tel: 1 514 849-9952 Fax: 1 514 849-9851 Toll Free: 1 800 361-9952 Address: Old Port/Jacques-Cartier Pier Montréal QC
A unique experience as you tour Montréal in the comfort of a carriage, sleigh, or long coach. Tel: 1 514 934-6105
A guided tour in English and French presenting information and history of Old Port. Tel: 1 514 496-PORT Address: Old Port of Montréal, Montréal QC
Chartered vehicles for private parties from 1-29 passengers. Billingual drivers available for airport transfers and city tours. Tel: 1 514 931-9203 Address: 1390 Williams Street, Suite 110 Montréal QC
A wide range of guided sightseeing tours. Enjoy a tour of Montréal on board a street car replicated from the old days. Tel: 1 514 934-1222 Address: 1001 du Square-Dorchester Street Montréal QC
Largest range of trips on the Saint Lawrence River. Cruise, dinner-cruise, boats and bilingual interpretation. Tel: 1 514 842-3871 Toll Free: 1-800-667-3131 Address: Old Port/de l'Horloge Pier Montréal QC