Flights from Stephenville to Montréal take you to the heart of French Canadian culture.
This heritage-rich city combines historical settings with cosmopolitan attractions. Montréal’s points of interest are the perfect balance of old and new, as winding cobblestone roads lead to modern activities. With both the past and present on display, you’ll find great things to do in Montréal from every era of the city.
After your plane from Stephenville lands, stretch your legs with a stroll on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. From the educational Centre des sciences de Montréal, to the entertaining events, this waterfront is awash with activity. For a glimpse into the harbourfront’s history, head to the Vieux-Port, where centuries-old structures still stand.
Venture far above the harbour, to the peak of Mont Royal, for even more amazing Montréal architecture. Situated on the top of the city’s central hill, l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph is the largest church in Canada. Beyond the massive dome and stunning grounds of this church, Parc Mont Royal fills the hill with endless opportunities for outdoor activity.
Montréal’s other parks provide beautiful leisure spaces throughout the city. From the linear park along the Lachine Canal, to the scenic ponds of Parc La Fontaine, the city’s green spaces are always buzzing with locals and visitors alike.
Throughout Parc Maisonneuve, several spectacular educational attractions form the Espace pour la vie complex. Between the Biodôme de Montréal, Insectarium, and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, these museums can take you on a tour of the natural world.
Throughout Montréal, museums cover a broad range of other subjects. After wandering through the exhibits of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, study up on the city itself. Become an expert on Montréal before returning to Stephenville, by visiting the Musée McCord and Pointe-à-Callière.
When you’re visiting from Stephenville, Mile End is your opportunity to see Montréal’s coolest crowds.
Sometimes called the hippest neighbourhood in the city, Mile End is home to a diverse group of people and businesses. Students and professionals alike roam the area’s bars and bookstores. Mile End has a distinctly creative spirit, and a substantial artist population to match.
Get to know the creative character of the neighbourhood in the area’s many art galleries. Some galleries, like Atelier Circulaire and Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK, have years of experience in exhibiting the Mile End’s artists, while new galleries are always emerging. The artistic gem of Mile End is the Théâtre Rialto. This former movie theatre from the 1920s now hosts a variety of performances.
After a showstopping evening at Théâtre Rialto, step outside to witness the showdown between two of Montréal’s best bagel houses. Montréal bagels are an important part of the local cuisine, notably smaller and sweeter than their New York counterparts. Pick your side in the battle of the bagels with a taste test of St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel, two contenders for Montréal’s top bagel.
Burn off your bagels along Fairmount Avenue and Bernard Avenue, two of Mile End’s best streets for strolling. Small businesses, including bookshops and cafés, invite you to wander in for a while as you walk by. If you have any room left after your bagels, keep an eye out for artisanal ice cream for dessert. Sweeten the deal with a taste of Mile End’s other culinary offerings to polish off another day on your visit from Stephenville.
After your flight from Stephenville lands, study up on the bustling Quartier Latin neighbourhood.
This Montréal neighbourhood has its origins in the 17th century. Starting as a community of farmers living outside of the bounds of the city walls, the Quartier Latin underwent a major change in 1878. With the establishment of the Université Laval campus (which later became Université de Montréal), an influx of students entered the area. Due to the use of Latin in lessons, the students dubbed the area the Quartier Latin.
In the 1960s, another academic shift changed the area, when the Université du Québec à Montréal was established. Carrying on the legacy of learning in the Quartier Latin, this campus provides the neighbourhood with educational attractions enjoyed by both students and non-students.
In the university’s own art gallery, the Galerie de l’UQAM, student works, artifacts, and an ever-changing variety of exhibits get you closer to the neighbourhood’s arts scene. At the Grande Bibliothèque, of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, enjoy cultural events and historical exhibits, or settle in with a good book by the large windows of this modern building.
The Quartier Latin’s large student population also aids in keeping the neighbourhood’s arts attractions alive. From the films of la Cinémathèque québécoise, to the independent productions of La Maison Théâtre, culture abounds in the Quartier Latin. Among all these culture and arts centres, the star is the Théâtre St-Denis, which has been putting on a show for the neighbourhood for a century.
After an afternoon of the arts, enjoy an evening in the Quartier Latin’s bars. Lively patrons and live music make these bars the centre of the area’s nightlife. Take your pick of pubs along Rue St-Denis, which hosts most of the Quartier Latin’s drinking spots.
Take Rue St-Denis to reach even more Montréal neighbourhoods, like Vieux-Montréal and the Plateau, for the next stop on your trip from Stephenville.
Fly from Stephenville International Airport (YJT) to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), with a connection in Halifax. Stephenville to Montréal flight time is 4 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Montréal to Stephenville is around 1,160 km / 845 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.