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The Most Instagrammable Places in Montreal

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Updated: 18 November 2017

Montreal is filled with unique architecture, vibrant street art, and natural settings that make the city an endlessly fascinating place to photograph. Here are 10 of the most Instagrammable places to explore around Montreal with your camera in hand.



Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

The architecture in many of Montreal’s neighborhoods is often historic and unique in the context of North America. Wander the tree-lined streets of the Plateau and have your camera ready to capture the unique façades of the houses and shops.

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, QC, Canada


Mont Royal Park
Park

Mont Royal at Sunset | © Alex Graves/ Flickr

Mont Royal Park

Centrally located in the city, Mont Royal is the small mountain that gives Montreal its name. Now a major park that includes trails, woods, fields, and a little lake, it’s a popular spot year-round for outdoor recreation and an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Mont Royal Park, Montreal, QC, Canada

Don’t know why I did exercise on our only day off…. #rookiemistake

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St. Joesph’s Oratory

A stunning example of Montreal’s historic religious architecture, St. Joseph’s Oratory is a famous shrine and lookout point in the city. Located on the Westmount Summit of Mont Royal, St. Joseph’s is best photographed at sunset when it’s illuminated by the falling light.

L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, 3800 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC, Canada

Mysterious sky ⛪️🌅. . . . . . . #canoncanada150

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Lachine Canal

The Lachine Canal covers almost 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) through the southwest side of the Island of Montreal. It’s integral to the industrial history of the city, but nowadays its become a recreational area, complete with parks and a bike path that runs alongside the water.

Lachine Canal National Historic Site, Montreal, QC, Canada

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. – Bruno Barbey. . . . #canoncanada150

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Montreal Botanical Garden

During spring and summer, take some time to explore the beautiful gardens that face the unusual Olympic Stadium in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

Jardin botanique de Montréal, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montreal, QC, Canada+1 514 872 1400

Parfois il suffit juste de prendre le temps 🍂#jardinbotaniquedemontreal

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Parc La Fontaine

This locale is another of Montreal’s major parks, and it’s lovely to explore, particularly when the weather is misty and mysterious—or even when there is a blanket of snow.

Parc La Fontaine, Montreal, QC, Canada

Bientôt fini? #automne #montreal #plateau #parclaf #couleurs #cestoui #contrast #lesfeuillesmortes #mtlmoments #mtl

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World Trade Centre

Montreal’s World Trade Centre is a unique building in the city’s downtown core. It incorporates several different architectural styles and historic elements, from a fountain by French architect and sculptor Dieudonné-Barthélemy Guibal (1699–1757) to a piece of the Berlin Wall that was donated to the city in 1992. It’s a fascinating structure that makes for some truly unique photos.

World Trade Centre, 747 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montreal, QC, Canada

Never been in this building before. #impressed #architecture #montreal #worldtradecentremontreal

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