Get a taste of Europe without leaving the true north. Eat, sip, dance and stroll your way through one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world with a quick flight from Thunder Bay to Montréal.
Montréal hits its peak at Parc du Mont Royal. Mont Royal itself is the city’s highest point, offering a bird’s eye view of downtown Montréal and other eye-catching parts of the island. In the summer, the park is full of spacious lawns for picnics and soaking up some sun. Discovery walks, ice skating and free concerts at the Mont Royal Chalet make Parc du Mont Royal an ideal spot for families, couples or even solo outings.
Once you’ve satisfied your appetite for tourist attractions, drink like a real Montréaler with craft beer from one of Montréal’s many microbreweries. Beer lovers will be pretty hoppy with the city’s selection of microbreweries and walking beer tours.
Leave some room for one of Montréal’s walking food tours. You’ll explore the history and culture of the city’s most charming culinary communities while grabbing a few bites along the way.
Don’t flee the culinary scene without enjoying a real poutine in the province of its birth. You should also give in to the tasty tourist temptations of world famous eateries like Schwartz’s Deli on Boulevard Saint Laurent and Joe Beef, Liverpool House on rue Notre-Dame.
After dark, raise a glass to Montréal’s vibrant nightlife. Dancing queens answer the call of downtown Montréal nightclubs, while the more laid back crowd chills out in cocktail lounges, jazz clubs and upscale eateries on Boulevard St. Laurent.
With architectural attractions, bohemian boasts, bustling streets, and world-class dining, a flight from Thunder Bay to Montréal will have you falling in love with all the flavours of Montréal.
Fly from Thunder Bay to Montréal then cool your jets in the ultra-cool Mile End. This hip neighbourhood offers an endless collection of restaurants, bars, galleries, cafés, artisanal eateries, bookstores and more.
Chow down on the Mile End Food Tour where you’ll get a taste for the neighbourhood with food stops and lessons on local culture and quirky history. Over the years, this neighbourhood has been growing a healthy crop of vegetarian and vegan food spots that pride themselves on local and organic ingredients.
Once you’ve had your fill, bookworm your way into Drawn & Quarterly. This sweet little bookshop and publisher specializes in literature and graphic novels. Drawn & Quarterly has been a much loved Mile End mainstay for decades.
If you’re looking for something to tap your feet to, Mile End cafés hit all the right notes with positive vibes, cozy atmospheres and daily performances from local musicians.
Before you head back to Thunder Bay from Montréal, finish up your visit to Mile End by trying out the top bagel spots and weighing in on the age-old argument over Montréal’s best bagel.
Bordered on the south quaint strip of Boulevard Saint Laurent, Montréal’s Little Italy is perfect for sitting out on a patio while sipping vino or an authentic espresso.
In the late 19th-century, Italian immigrants migrated from other parts of the city to this neighbourhood in pursuit of new jobs. Their love of fresh fruits and vegetables gave birth to the Jean Talon Market. Still a true staple of Little Italy today, this open-air market remains a local favourite for street food and fresh produce.
Despite its name, Little Italy also has cuisine from other parts of the world. You just might stumble upon some delectable Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Take a slice out of Montréal’s first pizzeria. Opened in 1948, Pizzeria Napoletana is a sweet and savoury sanctuary for family traditions and authentic Italian recipes. Take some of that family tradition home with you with their imported olive oil, spices and sauces available for purchase.
Fly from Thunder Bay to Montréal and smell what’s cooking in Little Italy.
Fly from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), with a quick connection in Toronto. Thunder Bay to Montréal flight time is 3 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Thunder Bay to Montréal is around 930 km/ 580 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in departures, near security checkpoint A.
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Thunder Bay.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $30 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Take the Thunder Bay Transit 3 Memorial / Airport bus to the airport stop. The fare is $2.65 CAD.
Several hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.
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.