If you are stopping in Montreal at Montreal- Trudeau Airport, it isn’t far from downtown. In fact, it is only 12 mi. away, making it easy to visit during a layover. There are many things to do in the airport including shopping, visiting boutiques, going to restaurants, getting services such as foreign exchange, spas, shoe shining, and visiting a First Class Lounge.
There are several ways to get into the city during a layover. VIA Rail Canada has a lot connections. In addition, the airport has free minibuses going there. There are also local shuttles. Orleans Express also goes to the following cities: Quebec, Ste-Foy, as well as Trois-Rivieres. Greyhound also has buses. In addition, taxis go downtown as well for a set price of $38. Credit cards are accepted.
Best Things To Do During A Layover In Montreal:
There is a lot of different tours of the city depending on time and what you want to do. There are walking tours, bus tours, historic tours, cultural tours, food tours, boat tours, as well as much more.
Notre-Dame Basilica is the city’s oldest Catholic Basilica and church having been constructed in 1656. It is famous for its choirs stalls, high alter, and reredos, pulpit and organs. The church has stained glass showing the city’s history.
Vieux-Montreal is Montreal’s old town. When here, consider taking the horse drawn carriages the Caleche, go to an art gallery, visit a museum, shop around, and try some tasty French food as well.
Biosphere is dedicated to ecological and environmental awareness. It’s the largest geodesic structure in the world. It has 4 levels to explore.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is one of the country’s most famous art museums. It has both international and Canadian contemporary exhibits. It has 2 buildings which are linked underground.
Jean-Talon Market, in Montreal’s Little Italy, is an flea market that has been selling fresh food since 1934. There are a lot of different kinds of stores including health places, cheese shops, bakeries, and more.