Monuments and Landmarks in Montreal (Canada)

Montreal Forum
  • Montreal Forum

    Montreal Forum (French: Le Forum de Montréal) was an indoor arena located facing Cabot Square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Called "the most storied building in hockey history" by Sporting News, it was the home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Maroons from 1924 to 1938 and the Montreal Canadiens from 1926 to 1996. The Forum was built by the Canadian Arena Company in 159 days. Located at the northeast corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine West (Metro Atwater), the building was historically ...
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
  • Percival Molson Memorial Stadium

    Percival Molson Memorial Stadium (also known in French as Stade Percival-Molson; commonly referred to as Molson Stadium in English or Stade Molson in French) is an outdoor football stadium located downtown on the slopes of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Named in honour of Percival Molson, it is owned by McGill University and has been the home of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League from 1947 to 1967 and again from 1998 to present. The stadium is ...
Bell Centre
  • Bell Centre

    The Bell Centre (French: Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre (or Le Centre Molson), is a sports and entertainment complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened on March 16, 1996, after nearly three years under construction. It is best known as the home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team, and it has the largest arena capacity to regularly host an NHL team. It is currently owned by a partnership group headed by Geoff Molson and ...
Schwartz's
  • Schwartz's

    Schwartz's (French: Chez Schwartz), also known as the Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen (French: Charcuterie Hebraique de Montréal, Inc.), is a delicatessen restaurant and take-out, located at 3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Quebec. It was established in 1928 by Reuben Schwartz, a Jewish immigrant from Romania. The restaurant also sells smoked meat by mail order. It is kosher style rather than kosher. The staff of Schwartz's credits the unique flavour of their smoked meat to their mandatory 10-day meat curing time, the high ...
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

    Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (French pronunciation: ​[lə plato mɔ̃ ʁwajal]) is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Plateau-Mont-Royal takes its name from its location on relatively flat terrain north of Sherbrooke Street and downtown, and east of Mont-Royal. The borough is bordered to the north and north-east by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks; to the west by Hutchison (north of Mount Royal Avenue), Park Avenue (between Mount Royal and Pine Avenue) and University Street (south of Pine Avenue); ...
Ville-Marie, Montreal
  • Ville-Marie, Montreal

    Ville-Marie is the name of a borough (arrondissement) in the centre of the city of Montreal, Quebec. The borough is named after Fort Ville-Marie, the French settlement that would later become Montreal (now Old Montreal), which was located within the present-day borough. Old Montreal is a National Historic Site of Canada. The borough comprises all of downtown Montreal, including the Quartier des spectacles; Old Montreal and the Old Port; the Centre-Sud area; most of Mount Royal Park as well as Saint ...
Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal)
  • Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal)

    Notre-Dame Basilica (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal) is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The church is located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street. It is located next to the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and faces the Place d'Armes square. Built in the Gothic Revival style, the church is highly decorated. The vaults are coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is decorated ...
Lachine Canal
  • Lachine Canal

    The Lachine Canal (Canal de Lachine in French) is a canal passing through the southwestern part of the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, running 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis, through the boroughs of Lachine, Lasalle and Sud-Ouest. Before the canal construction there was a lake, "Lac St Pierre". The lake and its rivers can be seen on the maps of Montreal of the years 1700, 1744 and on the map titled "The isles of ...
Old Port of Montreal (Vieux-Port de Montréal)
  • Old Port of Montreal (Vieux-Port de Montréal)

    Vieux-Port de Montréal Montreal QC Canada
    Le Vieux-Port de Montréal est un lieu récréo-touristique de Montréal. / Over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal, the Old Port of Montreal has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal ever since early French fur traders used it as a trading post in 1611.
Saint Joseph's Oratory
  • Saint Joseph's Oratory

    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal (French: Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Mount Royal's Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church. Its dome is the third-largest of its kind in the world after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in Côte d'Ivoire. The basilica enshrines a statue of Saint Joseph, which was authorised a Canonical coronation by Pope Pius X ...
First indoor ice hockey game
  • First indoor ice hockey game

    On March 3, 1875, the first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Organized by James Creighton, who captained one of the teams, the game was between two nine-member teams, using a wooden 'puck'. Members used skates and sticks used for outdoor hockey and shinny games in Nova Scotia, where Creighton was born and raised. It is recognized as the first organized ice hockey game.
Griffintown
  • Griffintown

    Griffintown is the name given to the southwestern downtown part of Montreal, Quebec, which mainly existed from the 1820s until the 1960s, and was mainly populated by Irish immigrants and their descendants. One can identify Griffintown as the portion of the ward of St. Ann located north of the Lachine Canal; the part south of the canal is now part of Pointe-Saint-Charles. This part of the ward was delimited by Notre-Dame Street to the North, the Bonaventure Expressway to the east, ...
Windsor Station (Montreal)
  • Windsor Station (Montreal)

    Windsor Station (French: Gare Windsor) is a former railway station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It used to be the city's Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station, and served as the headquarters of CPR from 1889 to 1996. It is bordered by Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal to the north, Peel Street to the east, Saint Antoine Street to the south and the Bell Centre to the west. Windsor Station was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1975, and was designated a Heritage ...
Turcot Interchange
  • Turcot Interchange

    The Turcot Interchange is a three-level stack freeway interchange within the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located southwest of downtown, the interchange links highways 15 (Décarie Expressway), 20 (Remembrance Highway), and 720 (Ville-Marie Expressway), and provides access to the Champlain Bridge. It takes its name from the nearby Philippe-Turcot Street and Turcot village, which were in turn named after Philippe Turcot (1791-1861) who was a merchant owning land in Saint-Henri. Turcot is the largest interchange in the province and the third ...
St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal
Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Canadian Centre for Architecture

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) (French: Centre canadien d'architecture) is a museum of architecture and research centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1920 Baile Street, between Fort Street and Saint-Marc Street in what was once part of the Golden Square Mile. Today it is considered to be located in the Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood of the borough of Ville-Marie. Phyllis Lambert is the founding director emeritus, Bruce Kuwabara is chair of the board of trustees, Mirko Zardini is ...
Espace pour la vie
Montreal Arena
  • Montreal Arena

    The Montreal Arena, also known as Westmount Arena, was an indoor arena located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada on the corner of St. Catherine Street and Wood Avenue. It was likely one of the first arenas designed expressly for hockey, opening in 1898. It was the primary site of amateur and professional ice hockey in Montreal until 1918.
Victoria Skating Rink
  • Victoria Skating Rink

    The Victoria Skating Rink was an indoor ice skating rink located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Opened in 1862, it was described at the start of the twentieth century to be "one of the finest covered rinks in the world". The building was used during winter seasons for pleasure skating, ice hockey and skating sports on a natural ice rink. In summer months, the building was used for various events, including musical performances and horticultural shows. It was the first building ...
Windsor Hotel (Montreal)
  • Windsor Hotel (Montreal)

    The Windsor Hotel (opened 1878, closed 1981) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is often considered to be the first grand hotel in Canada, and for decades billed itself as "the best in all the Dominion".
Grande Bibliothèque
  • Grande Bibliothèque

    The Grande Bibliothèque is a public library in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its collection is part of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Quebec's national library. Membership in the library is free to all residents of Quebec. With some 10,000 users per day and a record of 3,000,000 users in 2009—double the projected figure of 1.5 million. In 2011, it attracted 2.7 million visitors, and was the most frequented public library in both North America and the Francophonie.
Lufa Farms
  • Lufa Farms

    201-1400 Rue Antonio-Barbeau H4N1H5 Montreal QC Canada
    At Lufa Farms, our vision is a city of rooftop farms, growing food where people live and growing it more sustainably. We opened the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse in 2011, right in Montreal, with the vision of changing the way the world eats and creating an ecologically and economically sustainable model for urban farming. We now grow over 100 varieties of veggies and feed thousands of households a week. We also partner with hundreds of local farmers and foodmakers ...
Gibeau Orange Julep
  • Gibeau Orange Julep

    The Gibeau Orange Julep restaurant (also known colloquially as OJ or The Big Orange) is a roadside attraction and fast food restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The building is in the shape of an orange, three storeys high, with a diameter of forty feet.
Queen Elizabeth Hotel
  • Queen Elizabeth Hotel

    The Queen Elizabeth Hotel (French: Le Reine Élizabeth; official English name Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth) is a grand hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From June 17, 2016 to June 10, 2017, the hotel was closed for a series of year-long, $140M CAD renovations.
Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple
  • Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple

    The Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple (French: Temple maçonnique de Montréal) is a historic masonic temple in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on the corner of Sherbrooke Street and St. Marc Street, in the Golden Square Mile district. Dedicated and officially opened June February 12, 1930, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2001, as an example of one of Canada’s most elegant buildings in the Beaux-Arts style.
Fort Ville-Marie
  • Fort Ville-Marie

    Fort Ville-Marie was a French fortress outpost in North America. It is the historic nucleus around which the original settlement of Montreal grew. Given its importance, the site of the fort was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.
Montreal City Hall
  • Montreal City Hall

    The five-story Montreal City Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville de Montréal) is the seat of local government in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was designed by architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, and built between 1872 and 1878 in the Second Empire style. It is located in Old Montreal, between Place Jacques-Cartier and the Champ de Mars, at 275 Notre-Dame Street East. The closest Metro station is Champ-de-Mars, on the Orange Line. As one of the best examples of the Second ...
Empress Theatre (Montreal)
  • Empress Theatre (Montreal)

    The Empress Theatre (also known as Cinema V), is an abandoned Egyptian-style theatre located on Sherbrooke Street West in the N.D.G. district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It has been closed since 1992.
Observatoire Mont Royal, Montreal
Mount Royal Chalet
  • Mount Royal Chalet

    Montreal QC Canada
    Mount Royal Chalet is a building located near the summit of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The chalet was constructed in 1932 under the mayoralty of Camillien Houde as a make-work project during the Great Depression. The French Beaux Arts structure was designed by Montreal architect .The building can host various events with room for 300 to 700 patrons. The southside of the building is a bricked courtyard and lookout with a view of Montreal's skyline from Mont-Royal.
St. James United Church (Montreal)
  • St. James United Church (Montreal)

    Saint James United Church (French: Église Unie Saint-James) is a heritage church in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a Protestant church affiliated with the United Church of Canada. It is located at 463 Saint Catherine Street West between Saint Alexandre and City Councillors Streets (McGill metro station), in the borough of Ville-Marie. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996. The Gothic Revival church was designed by Montreal architect Alexander Francis Dunlop. It is noteworthy for ...
Moishes Steakhouse
  • Moishes Steakhouse

    Moishes Steakhouse is one of the oldest and most respected restaurants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1938 by Moishe Lighter, it was initially called "Romanian Paradise." Legend has it that Lighter, an immigrant from Romania to Canada, became the owner of the restaurant in a card game. The restaurant's name was changed to "Moishes" at the outset of World War II. The restaurant remains a fixture of Montreal and "The Main" neighborhood of Montreal today. The Main and its ...
Terminus Centre-Ville
  • Terminus Centre-Ville

    Terminus Centre-Ville is a bus terminus located within 1000 de La Gauchetière in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is multimodal with the Bonaventure Metro station on the Orange Line, the Central Station, the Lucien-L'Allier train station as well as the Lucien-L'Allier Metro station in the city's downtown core. The terminus has 21 gates in three areas.
Wilensky's
  • Wilensky's

    Wilensky's Light Lunch (casse-croûte Wilensky), styled in its signage as simply Wilensky to conform to Bill 101, is a lunch counter located at 34 Fairmount Avenue West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Opened in 1932 by Moe Wilensky, the restaurant was immortalized in Mordecai Richler's novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Scenes in the film version of the book were shot in the restaurant.
Windsor Station
Mount Royal Cross
  • Mount Royal Cross

    The Mount Royal Cross is a monument on top of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It stands at the northeastern peak of the mountain and overlooks the eastern part of the island.
La Banquise
  • La Banquise

    La Banquise is a restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada which specializes in the dish of poutine. It serves over thirty different kinds of poutine and is open 24 hours. Its address is 994 Rue Rachel East in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.
Complexe Les Ailes
  • Complexe Les Ailes

    Complexe Les Ailes is a shopping centre located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 677 Sainte-Catherine Street West, at the corner of University Street. The 11 floors multipurpose property houses an office component of 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m2) known under the name 1500 University on the upper floors, as well as a retail gallery of 225,000 sq ft (20,900 m2) with more than 60 stores on its three first floors. Complexe Les Ailes is visited by over 11 million shoppers ...
Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony
  • Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony

    The Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony is a Roman Catholic church located in Mile End, Montreal. It was originally built as the Church of St. Michael and frequented by Irish Catholics. Because of the growth of the Polish community in the area, in 1964 a Polish mission was inaugurated in the church and the church's name was expanded to "St. Michael and St. Anthony". The church exemplifies cultural hybridity, being a Byzantine-styled church, built for Irish Catholics, in a ...
Church of the Gesù (Montreal)
  • Church of the Gesù (Montreal)

    The Church of the Gesù (French: Église du Gesù) is a Roman Catholic Church in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1202 Bleury Street in the borough of Ville-Marie. It was adjacent to the Collège Sainte-Marie.
Alexis Nihon Complex
  • Alexis Nihon Complex

    Alexis Nihon is a 223,000 m2 (2,400,000 sq ft) complex in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada (on the border with Westmount), consisting of a shopping centre, two office towers, and a residential building. The shopping mall is directly connected to the Atwater metro station, which joins the building by a short tunnel with the adjacent Dawson College, and by a longer one adjoins nearby Westmount Square. On October 26, 1986, a major fire heavily damaged its 16-story office building and is still ...
Montreal Symphony House
  • Montreal Symphony House

    The Montreal Symphony House (French: Maison symphonique de Montréal) is a concert hall in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Symphony House is located at the corner of de Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Saint Urbain Street, on the northeastern esplanade of Place des Arts in the Quartier des Spectacles. Construction began in May 2009 and the concert hall was inaugurated September 7, 2011. Initial plans were to name the 1,900-seat venue "Adresse symphonique", however the Quebec government announced on opening day that ...
Les Cours Mont-Royal
  • Les Cours Mont-Royal

    Les Cours Mont-Royal is an upscale shopping centre in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada which was converted from the former Mount Royal Hotel.
Fort de la Montagne
  • Fort de la Montagne

    The Fort de la Montagne (also called Fort des Messieurs or Fort Belmont) was an old fortification, the remaining structures of which are located on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The fort was constructed in 1685 and parts of it were demolished in the mid 19th century. Two 13-metre (43 ft) high stone towers, built in 1694 as bastions of the fort, still remain and are among the oldest structures on the Island of Montreal. The towers were designated a ...
Black Watch Armoury
  • Black Watch Armoury

    The Black Watch Armoury is a Scottish baronial-style armoury in Montreal, completed in 1906 to house the 5th Regiment "Royal Highlanders of Canada" (now the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada). Designed by Samuel Arnold Finley and David Jerome Spence, the armoury was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008. It was previously designated a Recognized Federal Heritage Building, in 1994. The armoury is home to the regiment's museum, which was opened on 8 November 1949 by the ...
World Trade Centre Montreal
  • World Trade Centre Montreal

    The World Trade Centre Montreal (in French, Centre de Commerce mondial de Montréal) is an office and hotel complex located in the Quartier international district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Completed in 1992 by Arcop, it is an example of a 'horizontal skyscraper' and a leading example of urban renewal, architectural preservation and rehabilitation. The complex united several smaller Victorian-era commercial buildings (including the city's historic Bank of Nova Scotia building and Canada Steamship Lines building) by encasing them in a larger ...