Passeport MTL: the only pass you need
This article was updated on April 3, 2019.
Give your visit to Montréal a stellar start with the Passeport MTL pass, your one-ticket access to 28 attractions—plus unlimited public transport. Available in both a 2- or 3-day formula (for $93 or $113 respectively), it represents a value of $500!
Use your Passeport MTL pass to explore the beautiful St. Lawrence River in a variety of formats, from a half-hour pedal-boat tour with Ecorecreo (better warm up those quads) to a more leisurely 60-minute cruise with Bateau-Mouche. Want a real eyeful? Take the 90-minute cruise with Croisières AML.
Your pass will give you access to Montréal’s vast selection of museum experiences. Discover the world’s ecosystems at the Biosphere, the history of Montréal and beyond at the McCord Museum, blockbuster art exhibitions at the MMFA, contemporary art galore at the MAC, and for a multimedia experience, head to the Phi Centre.
History hot spots
Soak up the history of this beautiful city at Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology and History Complex, the Stewart Museum, the Centre d’histoire de Montréal, the Écomusée du fier monde and the beautiful Château Dufresne in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. At Maison Saint-Gabriel, you can experience an 18th-century farmhouse as it was originally conceived, while the Museum of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is dedicated to sacred art.
There’s never a dull moment with the kids in Montréal! Use your Passeport MTL pass to go up against each other at Laser Game Evolution, find your way out of SOS Labyrinthe or swing from the rafters with MTL Zipline. The animals will amaze at the Ecomuseum Zoo. Explore the city by hoverboard or Segway with EcoTours Montreal – and in winter, enjoy snowboarding and skiing within the very city at Pente à neige. Discover flora at the Montréal Botanical Garden and outer space at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium or see the view from the top of the Montréal Tower – or the top of one of the rides at the La Ronde amusement park!
What do Madonna, Drake and Charlie Chaplin have in common? They’re all at Grévin MONTRÉAL – at least in wax form. To soak up real live action, head to the Casino de Montréal, where dinner at Atelier Joël Robuchon followed by a live show is a must. And for a grand and grandiose time, head up for a bird’s eye view from the observatory atop Place Ville Marie: the vista never ends.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s eclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.