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8 Attractions in Old Montreal to thrill you

8 attractions in Old Montreal

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you like adventure and games? There are many attractions in Old Montreal to cater to the adrenaline seeker and the adventurer in you.

Whether you are planning a visit to Old Montreal or if you live here but have never bothered to visit this historical neighborhood of the city, we’ve got you covered. In our research to develop a Tourist Scavenger Hunt in Old Montreal, we came across much information, some of which can only be gleaned when doing the actual scavenger hunt.

However, we also wanted to share some of that information with you for your visit planning. Here are 8 attractions in Old Montreal you need to see and enjoye.

8 Attractions in Old Montreal

  1. Plage de l'horlogePlage de l’Horloge
    • As you walk to the very tip of Clock Tower Pier, you will find a small sandy beach where you can sit, take in the sun and relax. It wraps around the pier on a lower level which cuts out most city noises. From various spots, you can enjoy a great view of Saint-Helen’s Island on which you can see La Ronde, Montreal’s Six Flags theme park as well as the Stewart Museum which is the long wooden structure before the bridge and the Tour de Lévis – a tower at the highest point of the island. You can also admire the Jacques Cartier bridge and gaze at the boats of all sizes traveling under it.
    • There is a $2 entry fee per person.
  2. Bateau-MoucheBateau-Mouche
    • Montreal’s Bateau-Mouche reminds you of Paris’ Seine river cruises on low glassed-in longboats. Take a 60 or 90-minute cruise to either explore Old Montreal and the city proper from the Saint-Lawrence river or to dine on a riverboat. Cruises start at 12:30 daily until 7 pm from June to mid-October.
    • Pricing varies from $12.50 for children to $25 for adults. Cruises leave from Jacques Cartier Pier.
  3. Saute-Mouton Jet Boating
    • Are you looking for a trill? Do you enjoy getting soaked? Look no further, Saute-Mouton is the attraction you’ve been looking for. Caterpillar engine speedboats take you from the small marina next to Montreal’s Clock Tower pier and SOS Labyrinthe on the Saint-Lawrence to the Lachine Rapids. Then, it proceeds to toss you around in the rapids as if you were a rag doll, a soaking wet rag doll.
    • Tours run from June to early October from 10 am to 6 pm. You should consider reserving in advance as tours are usually full. A ride will cost between $49 for children and $69 for adults.
  4. SOS Labyrinthe
    • This labyrinth constantly changes its 2 km floor plan. You will find it located in the far east of Old Montreal, in the middle of Clock Tower Pier, in a former longshoremen’s warehouse. It is open weekends from 10 am to 8 pm from May until October with some weekdays and extended hours at different days. Check their website for specific dates. Rates start at $12.50 for children to $16.50 for adults but they also have family and group rates.
  5. Grande Roue de MontréalGrande Roue de Montréal
    • The city of Montreal built this giant Ferris wheel, to the right of SOS Labyrinthe, in 2017 to commemorate its 375th anniversary. Because it is located in the middle of the Bonsecours Basin, next to Terrasses Bonsecours, it presents outstanding views of:
      • Old Montreal,
      • the Old Port of Montreal,
      • the mighty Saint-Lawrence river,
      • Notre-Dame and Saint-Helen’s Islands in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence
      • the Jacques Cartier and Victoria bridges.
    • All in all, riding will cost you between $20-25 and you should reserve well in advance as places are limited.
  1. Tyrolienne MTL ZipLine
    • You will find Tyrolienne Mtl Zipline located in the Old Port of Montreal next to SOS Labyrinthe. Shortly, you will be ziplining for 1200 feet to the Bonsecours Basin. This attraction should not take more than 15 minutes.
    • It is open from 11 am to 9 pm. In any event, fees range from $17 for children to $20 for adults and there are weight and age restrictions.
  2. Voiles en Voiles
    • This aerial amusement park sits next to Tyrolienne Mtl Zipline, across from the Bonsecours Basin. Indeed, it is an immersive adventure park where you climb aboard life-size replicas of a royal and a pirate ship, each over 100 feet long.
    • There is a $45 fee to access the park for up to 4 hours. Tha is to say, it is open daily from 9/10am to 8/11pm from mid-June to early September and weekends throughout September and October.
  3. Paddleboats
    • Paddleboats are available for rent from April through to October, from 10 am to 8 pm.  Accordingly, renting a paddleboat is a great way to relax in the Bonsecours Basin in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal. Of course, you will enjoy great views of the Grande Roue de Montréal, people ziplining and Terrasses Bonsecours.
    • Pricing starts at $22 and combos are available to include quadricycles.

We invite you to try our Old Montreal Tourist Scavenger Hunt. It is a 2 and a half hour guided walking tour around Old Montreal you do on your mobile phone (how it works).  It only costs $30 for your group. You will enjoy seeing these attractions and much more while completing challenges and learning Montreal’s history.

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