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What are the best things to do in Montreal?
Montreal Botanical Garden
The Montreal Botanical Garden features 22,000 species of local plants and exotic flora across more than 20 themed gardens. Some of the most popular gardens to visit are the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Tropical Rainforest greenhouse, and the Quebec Corner that displays plants native to the Montreal area. Note that the outdoor gardens will be covered in snow if you book winter flights to Montreal, but the greenhouse gardens are open year round.
La Grande Roue de Montreal
Head over to the banks of the St. Lawrence River while holidaying on return flights to Montreal, and you’ll find La Grande Roue de Montreal. The observation wheel is the tallest in Canada at 60 metres – the size of a 20-storey high-rise building. La Grande Roue has 360° views over the region and looks out over the historic buildings of Vieux Montreal, the peak of Mont-Royal, and islands in the St. Lawrence River. The wheel operates all year, so you can take a scenic ride on it no matter what time of year you book cheap flights to Montreal.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is Canada’s largest and oldest art museum. Its collection is spread across five pavilions and each one focuses on a different area of art. One showcases artists from Quebec and Canada, while others display pieces from international artists. You’ll see everything from classic European art to contemporary paintings to photography to sculptures. The MMFA is always exciting to visit, but definitely make sure it’s on your to-do list if you book winter flights to Montreal – it’s one of the city’s top indoor activities for when you need to escape the cold.
What is the cost of visiting Montreal?
Start planning your Quebec holiday by browsing Webjet’s selection of accommodation and rental cars after booking airfare to Montreal. A hotel room in Downtown typically costs around $200 to $250 NZD per night, but there are also budget rooms starting from about $70 NZD. Hiring a car is essential if you’re looking to venture outside the city while holidaying on cheap flights to Montreal. Reserve a rental car through Webjet after booking your tickets to Montreal, and plan to pick it up from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Rental car rates start from about $60 NZD per day.
You’ll need a car to explore Quebec outside the city, but an extensive network of metros and buses is available around the centre. One-way fare costs $3.50 CAD ($4 NZD), and an unlimited 24-hour transport pass costs $10 CAD ($11.40 NZD). The 747 express bus travels between Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and the city, and fare usually costs $10 CAD ($11.40 NZD). However, you can use the 24-hour transport pass on this bus, so purchase the pass after arriving on flights to Montreal for the best value.
There are countless activities and attractions to budget for after booking return flights to Montreal. Visit the Basilique Notre-Dame for $10 CAD ($11.40 NZD), explore Montreal Botanical Garden for $21 CAD ($24 NZD), or ride La Grande de Montreal for $25 CAD ($28.50 NZD). The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is free for anyone under the age of 20, costs $16 CAD ($18.25 NZD) for people between the ages of 21 and 30, and is $24 CAD ($27.40 NZD) for visitors who are 31 years or older.
When is the best time to visit Montreal?
The summer months reach warm daytime temperatures of about 26°C and are the most popular time to travel with airfare to Montreal. This is a great time to visit national parks outside Montreal and spend time walking around the city. There’s an exciting calendar of festivals and markets in the summer, so have a look at what will be on while you’re visiting Quebec on flights to Montreal.
Autumn and spring don’t see the same volume of tourists as summer, but temperatures are significantly cooler. Plan for daytime temperatures between 5° and 15°C if you book tickets to Montreal for an autumn or spring getaway. You’ll likely see lingering snow from winter if you travel on cheap flights to Montreal in spring, and you’ll be treated to gorgeous foliage in the city and nearby national parks by visiting in autumn.
Quebec is famous for its cold winters. Temperatures in Montreal typically hit -4°C during the day and -12°C at night, and snow is common. Although winter is so cold, this is actually an exciting time to book return flights to Montreal for a unique holiday. You can visit Montreal’s Underground City to escape the cold, as well as any of the ice skating rinks and winter festivals that pop up around the city.