Fly from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal for some museum hopping and sightseeing north of the border.
Start off with a visit to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal with its eclectic collection of modern art. The museum curates many forms of artistic expression including visual and performing arts. Take in the display of creative works captured on film, canvas, and even live performances in the exhibits.
The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal also offers a refined cultural experience. Housed in the museum are over 40,000 works of fine art. You can browse through the showings of early Renaissance art and modern masterpieces by Picasso and Monet.
Art takes to the streets of Montréal in its celebrated architecture. Climb up Mont Royal, the city’s famous hill and namesake, to the Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal. Get your camera ready for a photo of the church’s impressive domed roof and Italian Renaissance-style exterior. The surrounding gardens are a natural escape and provide picturesque views of Montréal.
You’ll find more historic buildings along the cobblestone paths in Vieux Montréal. Among these is the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, built between 1824 and 1829. The church is another picture-worthy sight on your tour of the city. Its Gothic-Revival design and iconic twin towers will help you to imagine Vieux Montréal at the height of its old-world glory.
Delve deeper into history at one of the oldest points of interest in Montréal. The Pointe-à-Callière Museum sits on top of a rich archaeological site. Beneath the museum are the remains of Fort Ville-Marie, a 17th century fur-trading post and French settlement that eventually became Vieux Montréal.
Inside the museum, unearth other aspects of Montréal’s past including its riveting sports culture. You can learn about the Montréal Canadiens, a founding member of the National Hockey League (NHL) or stop by the Bell Centre to watch the Canadiens in action.
Fly into a North American city steeped in the arts and French heritage with flights from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal.
Fly from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal for a casual escape to Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.
Simply called Le Plateau by residents, here you’ll enjoy the dynamic mix of daytime activities and nightlife. On a stroll through Le Plateau, you’ll notice a vibrant blend of young professionals, artists, and families drawn in by the neighbourhood’s hip appeal.
Le Plateau’s bustling Boulevard Saint-Laurent or “the Main” is home to an array of trendy boutiques, eateries, and nightclubs. Once a popular commercial street for the Jewish community, it also boasts some of the oldest restaurants in the city. Stop by Schwartz’s Deli, a local hotspot since 1928, for a delicious Montréal-style smoked meat sandwich.
You can’t visit Montréal without sampling its famous poutine. Discover nearly 30 variations of this meal at La Banquise. Another of Le Plateau’s landmark restaurants, it opened in 1968 and began serving the flavourful dish in the 1980s. If you’re craving a late-night meal, you can really dig into a poutine at this 24-hour snack bar.
Spice up your trip with dining in the area’s Italian, Greek, and Middle Eastern restaurants. Grab a table at the eateries’ sidewalk patios and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Le Plateau. Opt for a short trek along Boulevard Saint Laurent to the Mile End district, where Montréal bagels are a favoured snack.
Follow up your culinary adventure with a walk in Parc La Fontaine. You’ll find some fun things to do in Montréal within this beautiful green space. During the summer, choose from an exciting game of tennis, or roll out a blanket on the green lawns for a quiet yoga session. At the park’s open-air Théâtre de Verdure, you can settle down to entertaining dramas, dance recitals, and concerts.
Fly from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal for a taste of the outdoors, arts, and cuisine in Le Plateau.
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, affectionately called HoMa by locals, is a quaint neighbourhood nestled along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. Once a lively industrial hub, it is now a low-key locale filled with cozy cafés and inviting restaurants. Explore the vintage and new-age streets of HoMa with flights from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal.
Take a stroll along Rue Ontario to the Marché Maisonneuve. At this public market, you can wander the stalls of Québécois merchants in a tradition dating back to the early 1900s. Savour the aroma of freshly baked goods filling the air as you walk through the market. You can even sample a slice or two of the delicious cured meats and locally-made cheese during your visit.
After your meal, relax in one of the green spaces found near HoMa. You’re more than welcome to enjoy the 290 acres in Parc Maisonneuve. Swing by the nearby city-owned golf course for a round in the summer or skate on the park’s ice rink in winter.
The tower of Montréal’s Stade Olympique rises majestically above the trees in Parc Maisonneuve. Ride a funicular up the tower to an observatory offering spectacular views of other Montréal attractions in HoMa. While the stadium was built to host the 1976 Summer Olympics, today you can watch an exhilarating soccer match featuring the Montréal Impact.
You may spot the pristine Jardin botanique de Montréal from the observatory. Walk over from Stade Olympique to the botanical garden for a guided tour of the grounds. You’ll wander across the beautifully landscaped Chinese Garden and scenic paths lined with crab apple trees in the Japanese Garden.
For an even wilder time, head to the Biodôme de Montréal. Situated next to the Stade Olympique, this wildlife sanctuary showcases a variety of ecosystems. On a visit to the facility, you can roam through the Tropical Rainforest, Labrador Coast, and sub-Antarctic Islands.
Fly from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal for a world of adventure in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Fly from Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), with a quick connection in Toronto. Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal flight time is 4 hours and 25 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Orlando-Melbourne to Montréal is around 2,250 km / 1,380 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Melbourne.
The Melbourne Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from many hotels and resorts.
Take the Space Coast Area Transit 26 South Beach bus to the airport stop. The fare is $1.50 USD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $15 USD.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 km / 12 mi from downtown Montréal.
Taxis to downtown cost about $40 CAD. Car service costs about $50 CAD.
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).
The 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport / Downtown shuttle bus provides service from the airport to downtown. The fare is $10 CAD.