Montréal sights to see from home

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

This article was updated on January 18, 2021.

Whether you've never stepped foot in these famed Montréal destinations or want to revisit some of your favourite places, these virtual tours are worth checking out, including Art Public Montréal tours, 360° views of the city and online exhibitions and activities at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and other museums. 

Destinations in 360°

Add a little summer to your day with with the MURAL Festival App and 360° views of Montréal's murals in summertime, or visit the Montréal Botanical Garden's grounds through photos. Explore all kinds of Montréal sites in 360°, including the Quartier des spectacles downtown, Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount RoyalNotre-Dame Basilica in winter, and more. If you have a VR headset at hand, download Hoppin' to visit different Montréal attractions in virtual reality.

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Virtual city sights

You can still see Montréal's colourful murals, pubic art and other amazing street art without going out on the streets – take virtual tours with Art public Montréal, including a mural tour in the Plateau neighbourhood, art in the Underground City and a look at Mount Royal Park's art. Learn more about Montréal from the perspective of Montréal designers, artists and musicians, including Ethan Song of clothing brand Frank & Oak, band Milk & Bone, Nate Husser of rap trio The Posterz, and filmmaker Caroline Monnet.

Art tours

At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, hear 3-minute stories about masterpieces, take virtual tours of exhibitions Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism and more, and take free online art workshops. The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal presents a curator-guided virtual tour of exhibition La Machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, plus virtual creative workshops.

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Montréal history

Explore local historic sites on Montréal, what a Story! ... along the river, leading you along the St. Lawrence River. Take virtual tour of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex exhibitions such as Where Montréal Began, the Memory Collector, 1701 - The Great Peace of Montréal and Building Montréal. Experience McCord Museum exhibitions at home, including virtual tours of the Christian Dior exhibition, online urban tours of Montréal and more. The Centre d'histoire de Montréal, the Stewart MuseumArchives de Montréal and Montréal Holocaust Museum also feature virtual exhibitions that can be accessed from anywhere.

Things to do from home in Montréal

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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