Information for Cruise Passengers
Helpful links: tourism office, port information, and social media links:
- Port of Montreal click here
- The official tourism site for all of Québec www.bonjourquebec.com
- Montréal tourism site at www.tourism-montreal.org
- Facebook: Visit Montréal https://www.facebook.com/Montreal
Montreal, an UNESCO City of Design, is a great place to begin or end a cruise vacation. A popular turnaround port, cruise visitors will have plenty of time to explore “the cultural capital of Canada” before or after a New England/Canada voyage. Located in the Canadian province of Quebec, Montreal is a walkable city with ample public transportation.
Where do cruise ships dock?
Top attractions, not to be missed:
- Notre Dame Basilica
- Crescent Street
- Dorchester Square
- Montreal Science Center
- Mount Royal Park
- St. Catherine Street
- St. Josephs Oratory
- Go shopping underground at RÉSO (in French it’s called La Ville Souterraine). Located in and around Downtown Montreal, cruise visitors should look for the entrance off Place Bonaventure, which is about 2 miles from your ship.
- The Montreal Biodome
- Montreal Botanical Garden
Shore excursion ideas:
- In transit guests will have time for the Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Get on the bus at the pier and check out the sites at your leisure.
- Cruise visitors debarking the ship should consider a panoramic city tour combined with an airport transfer.
- Cruise guests arriving pre or post cruise will have more time to explore the city highlights.
Airport Information for turnaround guests
International cruise visitors will use Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located about 12.5 miles from downtown.