An international destination of choice, Montréal is easily accessed by land, water and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which handles some 600 flights daily.
October 16, 2016 to 2018
The ramp connecting Autoroute 20 East to Autoroute 720 East is partially closed. This closure is due to roadworks to connect this ramp to two new eastbound lanes on Route 136 via a temporary set-up. It will remain in place until 2018. For more information, visit the Transport Québec website.
Public transit is not only affordable, it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. In addition, cycling enthusiasts enjoy 450 kilometres of bicycle paths, many of which lead to major tourist areas.
Don’t forget to ensure you have a valid passport at all times, and in some cases, a visa. American citizens returning home should also be aware that there are new customs requirements in effect . For more information, visit the Web sites of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the U.S. Department of State.
To finish your trip in style, take some time out to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Details on the transport of goods can be found on the Canada Border Services Agency Web site.
Have a look at Tourisme Montréal’s Official Tourist Guide
on line! The Guide offers mapped neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood tours of the city and it is replete with information on shopping, restaurants, guided tours and more.
A tourist guide specifically designed to promote accessible tourism to people with restricted physical abilities.
Downtown Montréal is the most important commercial centre in Canada with over 3,000 businesses.