Located in Montreal’s Olympic Park in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, the Tour de Montreal stands at 165 meters (541 feet). Leaning at a 45-degree angle, it’s the tallest inclined tower in the world. From the summit of the tower, you can enjoy the view of the entire Greater Montreal area, as well as up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) of the St. Lawrence River valley. You can reach the top via a two-minute ride in a glass-encased funicular that holds up to 50 passengers. The regular adult rate is $23.35CAD.
Olympic Stadium, 4141 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 252 4141
Les Enfants Terribles is a restaurant situated on the 44th floor of the tallest building in Montreal. Enjoy an evening drink or weekend brunch while taking in one of the best panoramic views of the city. Be sure to make reservations in advance—this is a popular city hangout, and it can get lively at any time of day. There’s also an outdoor lounge area for the warmer weather.
Les Enfants Terribles, 1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 544 8884
This locale might be one of the most popular spots to enjoy views of Montreal’s cityscape, spreading toward the St. Lawrence River beyond. Located at the summit of Mont-Royal Park, you can meander up the woodsy trails on foot or by bike that lead to the belvedere and the quaint Chalet, which both overlook the downtown area. During the warmer months, you might discover someone playing the public piano stationed there, adding more magic to the experience.
Old Montreal is the most popular tourist spot in the city, as well as the most historic. This cobblestoned district is the original site of the city’s French colonial origins, and today, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants—all housed in well-preserved buildings that date as far back as the 17th century—line its narrow laneways. You can enjoy views of both the port and the district’s architecture.
Located by the St. Lawrence River, the Montreal Clock Tower was built to commemorate the Canadian sailors who died in the First World War. When open—it is a seasonal attraction—visitors can take the 192-step climb to the top of the 45-meter-tall (148 feet) tower and enjoy the views of the river and the city.