Things to do in Montreal
We highly recommend visiting Old Montreal and the Old Port. It is packed with numerous restaurants, cafés, and boutiques alongside its charming old cobblestone streets and horse drawn carriages.
Popular attractions within Old Montréal and the Old Port include the Notre Dame Basilica, the Science Center and Imax Theater, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology, History Museum of Montreal, Marché Bonsecours, Place Jacques Cartier, Château Ramesay Museum, and many more.
Please refer to http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/eng/accueila.htm and http://www.oldportofmontreal.com/ for more detailed information.
It will take about 20 to 30 minutes to walk from Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel to Old Montreal and the Old Port, or one can take a taxi from the hotel at the cost of about $15 CAD average. The Metro is another option, and takes about 20 minutes.
Olympic Village & Park
Montreal hosted the Olympics in 1976 and the famous Olympic Village & Park still stands today, with attractions including the Insectarium and Botanical Garden, one of the oldest in North America, the Biodome, an indoor ecological museum with numerous live animals and plant species, the Planetarium, the Olympic Tower, and the Olympic Stadium.
Please refer to http://espacepourlavie.ca/en and http://parcolympique.qc.ca/en/the-park/esplanade-en/ for more detailed information.
The Olympic Village & Park are easily accessible with the Metro taking about 30 minutes each way or about 20 minutes by taxi.
The hotel is conveniently located and in walking distance to Saint-Catherine, a major shopping and entertainment street. The RESO and the Underground City link nearby malls including Cours Mont-Royal, Place Montreal Trust, and the Montreal Eaton Center
Mont-Royal a nearby nature park, offers spectacular views of the city. It is about a 20 minute walk to the staircase and foot of Mont-Royal Park on Peel Street and Pine Avenue. Nearby to the Mont-Royal Park, is St-Joseph's Oratory, a Roman Catholic basilica and national shrine on theWestmount Summit, and Canada's largest church.
St-Joseph's Oratory is accessible with the Metro taking about 20 minutes each way or about 10 minutes by taxi.
MontREAL's Littly Italy
Montréal's Littly Italy is definitely worth visiting along with a stop at the Marché Jean Talon, a large food market, where one can sample Montreal's local food and flavors – please visit https://www.petiteitalie.com/en
It is easily accessible by Metro taking about 40-45 minutes on average each way, or about 20-30 minutes by taxi, depending on traffic.
There are two great websites that list more attractions, activities, calendar of events, restaurants, etc. in Montreal.
Since the hotel is centrally located in Downtown Montreal, there is easy access to two nearby Metro lines. The green line Peel Station, and the orange line Bonaventure Station, are each about a five minute walk away from the hotel.
For more detailed information on the public Montreal Transit Commission, (STM / MTC) please visit http://www.stm.info/en
Airport transportation options from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL) to Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel:
The Montreal Transit Commission (STM / MTC) offers a shuttle bus labeled the 747. There are clearly marked signs at the airport once exiting the restricted area. Tickets cost $10 per person and may be purchased at exit door 27 at the Arrivals Level, at the self-service machine. Tickets purchased on board the bus require $10 in exact change in coins only, dropped in the money drop box next to the driver. The 747 bus stop is at exit door 28, at the Arrivals Level at the airport. The closest 747 shuttle bus stop to our hotel is across the street, on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, at the corner of Drummond Street. If uncertain, please check with the bus driver. The average travel time is of about 45-50 minutes.
Returning to the airport, from the hotel, the nearest 747 shuttle bus stop is located on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, at the corner of Peel Street. For schedules, please see us at the concierge desk or visit http://www.stm.info/en . Exact change in coins $10 is also required, and may be obtained at the Concierge or Front Desk.
A taxi, from Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport to Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is a flat rate of $40 CAN per vehicle, and takes about 20-30 minutes on average, without traffic. Taxis are readily available outside the arrival's terminal at the airport, but no reservations are taken. If you do not have Canadian currency, please be sure to advise the driver of your method of payment before boarding the vehicle. Most taxi drivers accept all major credit cards, as well.
Returning to the airport, from the hotel, by taxi, also costs a flat rate of $40 and taxis are usually readily available in the hotel car-port 24 hours a day. If no taxis are available in the car-port, please let the hotel know, and they will call one right away for you. It will just take a few minutes for the taxi to arrive at the hotel.
A sedan ``meet & greet`` from the airport to the hotel can be arranged as well, at a rate of $145 CAN, taxes and service included. This option does require advance reservations. Therefore, please let the hotel know if you would like to reserve this method of transportation from the airport. They will require a credit card number as a guarantee, and the cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to the transfer requested, and confirmed.
Returning to the airport, from the hotel, by private sedan, is rate of $85 CAN, taxes and service included. This option does also require advance reservations, and the hotel could make these arrangements in advance as well.
Private buses may also be arranged for a group to get to and from the airport and around the city.
Tours and excursions
Below are some popular tours and excursions you may want to choose during your visit:
Walking tours with Guidatour. This company offers a few different tours of Old Montreal, and private tours may also be arranged – please visit http://guidatour.qc.ca/en/walking-tours/?
The tour company "Local Montreal Food Tours" created a few circuits that highlight local 'foody' destinations, like the Mile End neighbourhood – please visit http://localmontrealtours.com/
Montreal city bus tours are provided by Gray Line. Gray Line also offers day tours of Quebec City, the Laurentian Mountains, and more – please visit http://www.grayline.com/things-to-do/canada/montreal/