You’re going to Montréal this summer but have you heard about Passeport MTL? Similar to what’s offered in other cities, Passeport MTL allows you to see five attractions for a single price. What’s more, you can save money while seeing many of Montréal’s top attractions. If that’s not enough, you can save even more money from discounts to many other attractions.
Price: $95+taxes (total $109.23, Canadian)
Valid: From April 4 to October 12, 2022
How To Order Passeport MTL
You can order one or more Passeport MTLs directly online. You will have the option to purchase an electronic ticket with a QR code or a physical card. For the latter option, you can either pick up your card(s) at the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal. The address is 174 Notre-Dame Street East. Your closet subway station is Champ-de Mars. In addition, you can have the card mailed to you although a postal fee will be charged. If you need to purchase more than eight passes, you must call the Passeport MTL office.
How To Use Passeport MTL
Your Passeport MTL allows you to select five of the 18 attractions in two collections – Pink and Blue. In the Pink Collection, you can select three of the 12 attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum. For the Blue Collection, you can select two of the six, including the McCord Museum. Please note that advance reservations are required in some of the attractions.
When You Arrive At An Attraction
Upon arrival at your selected attraction, simply present your Passeport MTL (Montréal) card or QR code on your smartphone to scan. Once it’s verified, you will receive a physical ticket to each of your selected attractions.
Discounts To More Attractions
Passeport MTL provides discounts to other Montréal attractions. For example, you can receive a 10 percent discount on a helicopter tour of the city. You can also receive a 20 percent discount on tours through Guidatour, with reservations required. Lastly, you can see all of the available discounts online.
Five Suggested Attractions
Please note: These are only five of the 18 attractions you can choose from. Obviously, you can pick any one of these and add some of your own choices. Please check the official website for all of your choices, along with more detailed information.
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Montréal Grand Quai
200 Rue de la Commune O
Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2, Canada
One of the best ways to see Montréal is on a boat cruise. If you agree, then consider AML Cruises for one of your Passeport MTL options. In this case, you can take a 90-minute tour along the picturesque Saint Lawrence River. Covering 20 kilometers or 12.4 miles, this cruise will take you as far as Îles de Bouchervill before turning around. Onboard, you can enjoy a drink from the bar or a gourmet treat from the bistro. Although reservations are not required, it’s recommended that you do so anyways.
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La Grande Roue de Montréal
362 Rue de la commune E
Montréal, QC H2Y 0B4, Canada
If you love amusement rides, you’ll want to visit the giant Ferris wheel in the Old Port. In fact, at 60 meters tall (200 feet), La Grande Roue is the tallest in Canada. Each of the 42 compartments of the great wheel can accommodate up to eight guests. In other words, you should have plenty of room in the car to sit or move for camera angles. What’s more, you will have an impressive 360-degree view of spots like Old Montréal and Saint Lawrence River. Just imagine how many great photos you can take while onboard!
690 Sherbrooke St W, Montréal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada
The McCord Museum is devoted to Canadian history and particular, the history of Montreal. A three-story structure along one of the city’s busiest streets, it is somewhat small is exhibition space. On the other hand, the permanent collection of this important museum is enormous. In fact, with over 1.5 pieces, the collection is among the largest in North America. In spite of this, only a small fraction is on display due to its lack of space. Nevertheless, there are some interesting artifacts to view. For example, you will find an exceptional exhibition devoted to the indigenous people of Canada known as First Nations.
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Montréal Fine Arts Museum
1380 Sherbrooke St. W
Montréal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Possibly the top attraction available through Passeport MTL is the Montréal Fine Arts Museum. For one thing, it’s the largest museum in Canada by the amount of gallery space. For another, it’s Canada’s oldest and among the most visited. Moreover, the museum of comprised of not one but five pavilions. The museum has an incredible permanent collection of about 45,000 pieces. This includes Canadian art, sculptures, pottery and paintings from some of the most famous artists. For instance, there are works from Matisse, Monet, Picasso and Rembrandt, to name a few.
Van Gogh Distorsion
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
301 Rue Saint-Antoine O
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada
Have you wondered what you’ll see in the relatively new phenomenon known as an immersive experience? If so, the Van Gogh Distorsion is all that and then some. Hosted by OASIS Immersion, the current exhibition chronicles important events of the life of Vincent van Gogh. Over the course of 65 minutes, the dazzling animated presentation features over 225 works from the Dutch artist. However, unlike ordinary immersive experiences, you walk through three distinct galleries instead of one. Van Gogh Distorsion is located near the southern boundary of the Palais des Congrès.
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