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Visit Montréal

Discover Montréal's European charm!

If you need a break from your daily routine and you dream of a trip abroad, stay close by and discover must-see tourist attractions when you visit Montréal. Explore the city with a variety of tours, or delight yourself with its vast selection of restaurants; you won't meet boredom while visiting Montréal. Take some time for a getaway or an extended stay and discover the city’s charm. And why not relax and enjoy the train at the same time.

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Take advantage of our daily offers to begin your journey to Montreal. Rest your head comfortably in your seat, get some shuteye and listen to some tunes while relaxing en route to discovery.

The train offers you a travel experience that allows you to relax and enjoy various entertainment services thanks to its Wi-Fi on board. You’ll arrive at your destination fresh and ready to start exploring.

Montréal Central Station train station gives you easy access to downtown, and several destinations are accessible by public transit.

What to do in Montreal

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS IN CANADA

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS IN CANADA

The Montreal area has a lengthy list of great ice skating options like Beaver Lake at the foot of the mountain and the Natrel Rink in the Old Port.

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OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS IN CANADA

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS IN CANADA

The Montreal area has a lengthy list of great ice skating options like Beaver Lake at the foot of the mountain and the Natrel Rink in the Old Port.

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Our suggestions for things to do in Montreal


Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex

Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit.

  • All year long

Old Port of Montreal

The Old Port of Montreal is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the country with more than 50 activities and 6 millions visitors every year!

  • All year long

Rue Ste.-Catherine

Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. It is home to shopping, entertainment and some of the most important skyscrapers of Montreal.

  • Various dates

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Onboard Services

We offer various services on board VIA Rail trains: meals, free Wi-Fi and children's activities.

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Montréal Central Station train station

Montréal Central Station is located downtown. Many hotels and attractions are walking distance from the station. Better yet, you can easily access public transportation, grab a snack, get help with directions, or withdraw money from one of the on-site bank machines.

Montreal Central Station

Need transport to destination?

Montréal Central Station train station is well located. You can access public transport, car or bicycle rental or taxis to ensure your trip is hassle-free once at your destination.

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Shuttles

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Car rental

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Taxi

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Suburban Train

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Carpool services

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Subway

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Bike services

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Parking

Walk Score

The Walk Score tallies points according to the distance from the main amenities (grocery store, restaurants, laundry, hairdressing, etc.) up to a maximum of 30 minutes of walking. The higher the score, the easier it is to get a hold of everyday goods by walking. Here we show you the score from Montreal Central train station.

895 Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest

Walker’s Paradise

Explore Ville-Marie on Walk Score

Make the right choice

Using the train means choosing a mode of transportation that respects the environment. Traveling by train means a smaller carbon footprint than traveling by car or plane. More and more people choose this transportation deliberately in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

See how taking the train helps preserve the environment.

289,177

tonnes of CO 2-e of carbon avoided by VIA Rail trains in 2019 when compared to car travel.

4x

less energy used on average by trains when compared to road transport.

Travel packages

Looking for an all-inclusive package? Through partners we give you access to a vast selection of train/hotel/activity packages. Enjoy the comfort of VIA trains and an all-inclusive vacation package.

VIA Rail is responsible for only the rail transportation it pronides in connection with the tour package. VIA Rail disclaims liability and is not responsible for any accommodations, services, or features pronided or sold by the tour operator or other transportation included in the tour package.

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