Explore Historical Vacations in Montréal
Montréal has a rich and interesting history dating back to 1535, when French explorer Jacques Cartier set foot on the island of Montréal. Cartier and his men climbed up the mountain and claimed the land in the name of France. Pay your respects to this metropolis’ history by touring some of its historical attractions. Montréal Pointe-à-Callière is a national historic site where visitors can attend an authentic archaeological tour from the 14th century. Stroll around Old Port, where you can still distinguish 17th century fortifications. From there you can take a ferry to the Parc des Îles, the location of the Expo ’67 World’s Fair. To experience a piece of Olympic history, check out Montréal’s Olympic Park. Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the stadium is able to hold up to 80,000 spectators, and its landmark tower is the world’s tallest inclined tower, standing 575 feet tall. The Bonsecours Market is a vital part of Montréal’s heritage and a must-visit stop. The building itself was Montréal’s main agricultural marketplace for over a century. Catch one of its ongoing photography or arts and crafts exhibits.