Top Tourist Spots in Montreal. With its beautiful architecture, arts and cultural scene, Montreal has a lot to offer tourists. Take a closer look at some of the most popular reasons for travel to this unique and beautiful destination.
- The Montreal Biodome is a museum that houses a replication of all of the world’s ecosystems all in one location. In this space guests can experience the Tropical Rainforest, Laurentian Maple Forest, Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Sub-Polar Regions all under one dome. Each section has its own unique representation including the way in which the climate would feel, the food that would grow there and the animal and wildlife that would be indigenous to the climate.
- If you are the type of person who likes to find a good spot to gamble while on vacation, check out the Montreal Casino. Made up of three buildings and six floors, it is the largest casinos in the country and ranks in the top 10 in the world. If you are not a gambler but are a lover of unique architecture, you will appreciate the building as well. The somewhat space-age looking design of the building is made up of two pavilions from the ’67 Montreal Expo. Of course, the facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, meaning you are welcome to roll the dice at any hour that suits you.
- Perhaps you are the traveler who is seeking a more religious connection while traveling. If this is the case, then head over to Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. This spot is a popular pilgrimage location for Roman Catholics but is also known for its rich history and architectural importance. Founded in the 1900s by a diminutive man who was known for his ability to heal the un-healable, Brother Andre spent his life assisting those in need and sharing the word of God. When he passed away in the late 1930s, the building of the Oratory continued until it was completed in the late 1960s. There are nearly 300 steps to climb to get you to the oratory and it is said that those who are on a real pilgrimage will conquer the first 99 on their knees. Whatever your faith and beliefs may be, this is a beautiful architectural structure worth visiting.