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Montreal Private Jet Charter | 6 reasons to visit Montreal

Strategically located on Canada’s eastern seaboard – at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers – Montreal is the second largest city in Québec. Home to 3.4 million people, Montreal is also the world’s second largest French-speaking city after Paris. Its rich cultural life, fine museums, parks and wildlife reserves, and superb restaurants and nightlife make the city a magnet for international tourists. Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary this year.

Here are 6 reasons why you should hire a private jet and visit Montreal:

Tour Old Montreal

Old Montreal is located between the Saint Lawrence River and downtown, and easily accessible on foot, bike or horse-drawn carriage. This historic district’s cobblestone streets offer an eclectic choice of notable buildings, boutiques, cafes and restaurants and museums. Jacques-Cartier Square is a great place to grab a coffee and people watch, while the narrow streets around Notre-Dame and St Paul are a plethora of art galleries and wine bars, including Le P’tit bar and Bar Philemon.

The Biosphere Environment Museum at Park Jean-Drapeau

Housed in a geodesic dome designed by architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, the Biosphere Environment Museum is dedicated to environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity and renewable energy. Its educational exhibitions explain the latest eco-technologies and urban ecosystems in a fun and easy-to-understand way. The dome creates its own geothermal energy and there are outstanding views of the St Lawrence River from the upstairs gallery.

Notre Dame Basilica

Montreal’s oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is situated in the beautiful Place d’Armes and is known for its unique blue and gold interior, which includes stained glass features that chronicle the history of Montreal. The Place d’Armes is also bordered by several of Montreal’s most notable buildings, including the old Bank of Montreal on the northern side and the Aldred Building on the western side – Montreal’s first skyscraper.

Jean Talon Market

Montreal’s Italian community, based in the La Petite Italie and St Leonard districts of Montreal is well known for its great coffee shops and authentic restaurants. The area around St Lawerence Boulevard is also home to the unmissable Jean-Talon Market. Open year-round, the outdoor market sells everything from craft beer to fruit and veg; cheese and dairy products to organic meat and poultry; as well as fish and seafood. Jean Talon is easy to reach via bus or Metro, and there are 410 underground and outdoor parking spaces.

Montreal Botanical Gardens

Along with the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Botanical Garden forms an integral part of Montréal Space for Life, Canada’s largest natural museum science complex. The Gardens have more than 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and over 20 themed areas spread out over 75 hectares. Located just minutes from downtown Montreal, you’ll find the Botanical Gardens near the Biodome and Olympic Park.

The Olympic Park

Constructed for the 1976 Summer Games, the Olympic Park is a must-visit and comprises the famous stadium, the Sports Centre, the Esplanade Financière Sun Life and the incredible Montreal Tower Observatory. The Observatory is 165m high and at a 45-degree angle, it is the tallest inclined tower in the world. Visitors can reach one of three observation decks via a glass funicular.

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