Spice up your life with a flight from Halifax to Montréal. This friendly, French-speaking city is the perfect place to try a taste of flavours from all over the world.
Live the high life atop Mont Royal. From this peak, it’s easy to survey all of the attractions and things to do in Montréal below. Inaugurated in 1876, Parc du Mont Royal is a spacious, elevated oasis. Bikers and hikers love the challenge of this inclined journey, where tourists and locals alike adore the panoramic views. Mont Royal is also easily accessible by car or public transportation.
For views of Montréal’s wild side, visit the Biodôme, an ultra modern and innovative nature centre with five ecosystems and thousands of animal and plant species. The whole family will love learning in this unique space.
There’s always something new to discover in Montréal and the city keeps its tourists and resident explorers well fed. A true foodie haven, Montréal has endless selections to suit every palate and wallet. Tuck into a hearty Italian meal in Little Italy or try a trendy eatery or charming café in Mile End. Or, dine in one of the world famous restaurants in La Petite-Bourgogne
Have a sip of Montréal’s nightlife along with fine wines or fancy cocktails on Saint Laurent Boulevard. If you’re in search of something a little more casual, Rue St. Denis has just what you need with patios, karaoke bars and dance floors galore.
There is no shortage of things to do in Montréal. Annual weekend-long music festivals heat up Montréal in the summer. While museums, galleries, and art-focused neighbourhoods keep things creatively cool throughout the city.
This city provides the perfect cosmopolitan vacation. Book a flight from Halifax to Montréal for a worldly getaway without ever leaving the country.
Downtown Montréal or centre-ville, as it’s known to French-speaking locals, is truly the centre of the city. A mix of skyscrapers and historical buildings make up Montréal’s skyline in this pedestrian and public transit-friendly district.
In this neighbourhood, you’ll find Victorian brownstones and fancy boutiques while Rue Crescent will tantalize your taste buds and your taste for Montréal’s happening nightlife. Join the locals hanging out at sidewalk cafés and on balcony terraces or simply discover some of the city’s best restaurants.
Centre-ville is also a prime spot for indoor fun and central to Montréal’s art scene. Along with upscale boutiques, you’ll find some pretty glamourous museums on the historic Golden Square Mile.
The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal is the city’s largest museum and one of the most renowned in Canada. Permanent attractions include a sculpture garden and exhibits on modern and historical international art.
For art lovers who want a taste of the contemporary, come and see what’s on display at the nearby Musée d'art contemporain.
At the centre of Centre-ville’s Quartier des spectacles, you’ll spot the spectacular Place des Arts. The show always goes on at this venue, the largest performing arts complex in Canada. Opened in 1963, it’s the home of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and Opera de Montréal with six separate theatres.
Creatively decorated with public art on the outside, Places des Arts hosts musicals, dance and theatre performances, comedy shows and is a major outdoor venue during the annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
Just around the corner is Rue Saint Catherine, Centre-ville’s main shopping street, which is also lined with cafés and always buzzing with energy. Book a flight from Halifax to Montréal and find an entire city’s worth of fun in centre-ville.
East of downtown and easily accessible by Metro, is the two island oasis of Parc Jean-Drapeau. Comprised of Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame, this almost completely car-free and totally green space, is full of public art and Montréal attractions.
Parc Jean-Drapeau is the perfect place for family fun with water parks, an amusement park and plenty of outdoor activities year round.
The Biosphère is the famous domed structure you’ve likely seen in many Montréal photos. Come to Parc Jean-Drapeau and see it up close and in person. The Biosphère is the only environmental museum in North America, and features interactive scientific exhibits on climates and meteorology.
For more nature focused fun, stop and smell the roses at les Jardins des Floralies. This lush space is home to thousands of flowers, trees, plants, lagoons and public art.
Parc Jean-Drapeau also hosts many massive music and cultural festivals year round. For over a decade, it has been the home base for electronic music revelers enjoying the sounds of Piknic Électronik almost every summer weekend.
Other well-known weekend-long music festivals populate the island with music lovers from far and wide as internationally famous, Canadian, and local artists spanning a wide range of groovy genres take the stage
Book a flight from Halifax to Montréal and discover the many natural and manmade sights and sounds of Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Fly non-stop from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Halifax to Montréal flight time is 2 hours on average. The distance from Halifax to Montréal is around 805 km / 500 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is about 35 km / 24 mi from downtown Halifax.
Take the Metro Transit 320 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
The Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from downtown, during the summer months. The fare is $22 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxi and car service from downtown cost about $55 CAD.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 km / 12 mi from downtown Montréal.
Car rental services are available at the kiosks on the ground floor of the multi-level parking complex, located in front of the passenger terminal building of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
Taxis to downtown cost about $40 CAD. Car service costs about $50 CAD.
The 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport / Downtown shuttle bus provides service from the airport to downtown. The fare is $10 CAD.