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BEFORE YOU GO

Old Montreal has many cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks, and steep hills — and in the summer months it is typically crowded with people. Pedestrians should wear sensible footwear and persons with limited mobility should use caution.

Many areas of Old Montreal — and many shops and restaurants — are not wheelchair accessible.

The street signs in Old Montreal are red. “Rue” is French for “Street” and “O” and “Ouest” indicate “West.”

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted on restaurant/bar patios (known locally as terrasses). Fines range from $250 to $1,500 for individuals and $500 to $25,000 for business owners.

VEHICLES

omg_parkingThere is metered street parking throughout Old Montreal. Take note of the letter and number on the black pole where you parked and proceed to the a nearby “Pay and Go” meter. For more information on using the meters, click here.

There are also a number of parking lots and garages in Old Montreal.

You will find Car2Go and Communauto at the Old Port.

When driving in Old Montreal, be aware that many streets run in one direction and several are routinely closed to vehicle traffic during summer months and for special events.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

STM | Old Montreal is steps away from the following metro stations: Square-Victoria-OAC (western edge of Old Montreal); Place D’Armes (middle of Old Montreal); and Champs-De-Mars (eastern edge of Old Montreal).

Old Montreal is also served by bus routes 14, 55, 129, 361, 363 and 715.

BIXI

There are several Bixi stations in Old Montreal. Click here for a convenient map.

CARRIAGE RIDES

omg_calecheTours of Old Montreal are available in horse-drawn carriages (known as “caléches”). They can be found at Place d’Armes and at the foot of Place Jacques Cartier. There is some local opposition to these rides and, in May 2015, the City of Montreal was unsuccessful in trying to ban them for at least one year.

 

FILM & TV LOCATIONS

Dozens of films and TV shows have shot scenes in Old Montreal. Here’s a look at a few of the productions that have put the historic district on screen.

WiFi

The City of Montreal is rolling out free WiFi service in Old Montreal. Click here for more information. Log on and go to OldMontrealGuide.com!

ANIMALS

During your visit to Old Montreal and the Old Port you might spot a seagull, pigeon or squirrel. Don’t feed it! Doing so can (but isn’t likely to) result in a $300 fine.

OLD MONTREAL / OLD PORT INFORMATION

Old Montreal | City of Montreal official site

Old Montreal | Tourism Montreal official site

Vieux-Montreal | Business Development Corporation official site

Montreal en Histoires | Historical information

Old Port Montreal | Old Port official site

WEATHER

The Weather Network