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10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Montreal

10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Montreal

From European-inspired cafés to historic streets, there are tons of amazing Instagrammable places in Montreal to visit.

As much as I love Toronto, I find myself recommending non-Canadians to visit Montreal.

Montreal is one of my favourite cities to explore in Canada – there’s just so much culture and beauty everywhere, and it’s always fun to explore.

It’s definitely a very Instagram-worthy city, and today I’m sharing with y’all some of the best and most Instagrammable spots in Montreal!

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram and TikTok – I share a lot more content on those platforms that don’t make it to the blog!

Hotels in Montreal

There are plenty of great hotels in Montreal you can stay at:

  • Hotel Monville is a chic and contemporary 4-star hotel located right in the middle between downtown and the Old Port.
  • Hotel Omni Mont-Royal is a beautiful 4-star hotel with an incredible rooftop terrace and pool, and it’s located near Mount Royal Park.
  • Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is a luxurious 4-star hotel that’s located right downtown by the Bell Centre. Fun fact: John Lennon & Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance” in one of the suites here, and you can stay in it!

If you’d prefer to stay in an Airbnb, check out my guide on how to find good Airbnbs!

Plan your Montreal trip

If you’re planning a trip to Montreal, here are some other posts to help you plan your perfect trip:

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If you’re looking for fun activities to do in the city, there are plenty of awesome tours in Montreal, like this walking tour of Old Montreal or this guided bike tour.

Instagrammable spots in Montreal

The World Trade Centre Montreal
World Trade Centre Montreal

1. World Trade Centre Montreal

The World Trade Centre Montreal is a shopping centre, hotel, and office complex.

Right in the middle of the building is this gorgeous 18th century fountain and reflecting pool!

The statue atop the fountain is of Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon, also known as the Greek god of the sea.

It was made by a French sculptor and originally sat on top of a fountain in France, but now lives here in Montreal.

You may have already seen this place all over Instagram, and it’s worth the visit even for a quick photo snap.

The reflection in the water looks absolutely stunning in photos!

I would love to visit here to capture the sunset one day.

LOCATION: 747 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC | Website

Brunch at Chez José in Montreal, Quebec

2. Charming brunch spots like Chez José

Montreal is filled with adorable and delicious brunch places, and a lot of them have great food alongside Instagrammable interiors!

Chez José is my absolute favourite brunch place in Montreal.

The Mexican omelette is to die for, and the overall vibe of the restaurant is funky in a great way.

If you’re looking for even more Montreal restaurants to visit, check out my blog post on the best restaurants in Montreal!

LOCATION: 173 Avenue Duluth East, Montréal, QC | Website

Saint-Dizier Gallery in Old Montreal, Quebec

3. Saint-Dizier Gallery in Old Montreal

Old Montreal is lined with tons of cool galleries to visit, and the Saint-Dizier Gallery is my favourite one.

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There are so many possible photo ops here, and the space is lovely!

The artwork changes every so often, and it’s always awesome to take a peek at.

If you’re in the mood for a gallery hop, you can do that as well!

LOCATION: 24 Saint-Paul St. West, Montréal, QC | Website

A European-inspired cobblestone alleyway in Old Montreal, Quebec
Cobblestone streets in Old Montreal, Quebec

4. Walls and alleyways in Old Montreal

Old Montreal is known as the more European-looking part of the city.

Which means there are tons of cool Instagrammable walls and alleys to take photos in!

The cobblestone streets make for a perfect backdrop to all your OOTDs.

I just love exploring Old Montreal – it’s definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in the city.

LOCATION: Old Montreal, Montréal, QC | Website

La Diperie in Montreal, Quebec

5. Sweet dessert spots like La Diperie

Ain’t nothin’ more Instagram-worthy than some jazzed up ice cream cones.

Ja feel? Ja feel.

If vanilla soft serve coated in pure Belgian chocolate sounds good to you, definitely hit up La Diperie for some sweet, sweet dessert.

La Diperie and Chocolat Favoris are both delicious and Instagrammable ice cream places in Montreal that allow you to pick your chocolate dips and toppings.

LOCATION: Various locations | Website

Le Plateau in Montreal, the artsy part of the city

6. Artsy walls in the Plateau

The Plateau (le Plateau if you wanna say it the French way) is known as the more “artsy” part of Montreal.

The streets are lined with cute houses with chic staircases, colourful brick walls, and cool graffiti art.

It’s a neighbourhood full of ~Instagram dreams~.

I stayed in the Plateau during one of my visits to Osheaga, and I absolutely loved it!

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If you’re planning a visit to Osheaga by the way, you might enjoy my post on music festival outfit ideas!

LOCATION: Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC | Website

Darling Café in Montreal, Quebec

7. Cute cafés like Darling

Montreal has no shortage of Instagrammable cafés.

Just like brunch spots, Montreal is filled with an endless amount of cute and aesthetically-pleasing coffee shops!

Darling and Tommy are my two of my favourite Montreal cafés, but you’ll find tons of pretty ones across the city.

Do a café hop and hit up a bunch of Instagram-worthy coffee shops around the city!

LOCATION: 4328 St Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC | Website

The peak of Mont-Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec

8. The peak of Mont-Royal Park

The view of the city from Mont-Royal Park is gorgeous, and you can walk, bike, or drive up to the top.

The walk is really relaxing, but you’ll be sweating your booty off on a hot summer day.

There’s also a café at the top so you can freshen up and grab iced coffee (or maybe pee if you have to).

LOCATION: 1260 Remembrance Rd, Montréal, QC | Website

Instagrammable and colourful balls on Saint-Catherine Street in Montreal's Gay Village
Saint-Catherine Street in the Village, Montreal

9. The colourful balls on Saint-Catherine Street in the Village

Like the World Trade Centre, this colourful spot is all over Instagram.

Not only are these rainbow balls v Instagrammable, but they’re so much fun to walk under (and see from above).

They’re magical to see during either day or night!

LOCATION: Gay Village, Montréal, QC | Website

The Montreal Botanical Garden in Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Botanical Garden

10. The gardens inside Montreal Botanical Garden

The Montreal Botanical Garden is absolutely amazing to wander around.

The Chinese Gardens are my favourite part, followed by the Japanese Gardens.

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The tickets are a bit pricy and it’s a little far from the downtown core, but it’s so worth the visit.

And you’ll get tons of Instagram-worthy pics out of it!

LOCATION: 4101 Sherbrooke St. East, Montréal, QC

Montreal is a gorgeous city, and it’s always so much fun to come back to.

To me, Montreal is a less intense and more cultured version of Toronto.

Plus, there are so many aesthetic Montreal Instagram photo spots popping up all the time!

If you’re looking for activities to do in the city, there are plenty of awesome things to do in Montreal.

Have you been to any of these Instagram-worthy spots? What are some other Instagrammable places in Montreal? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

If you’re planning a trip to Montreal, here are some other posts to help you plan your perfect trip:

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

From European-inspired cafés to historic streets, these are some of the best Montréal Instagram spots to check out while in Quebec, Canada.


Monday 1st of January 2018

Love these places 👍🏻 There are more spots around the old port and the lookout

Rahul Khurana

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

All the spots look so great and vibrant. Any pic clicked here will surely get likes. Awesome!

Dirk Hoag

Monday 15th of May 2017

We stayed in Old Montreal just last week and couldn't believe our eyes, it was such a treat. There must be dozens of photo-worthy spots hidden in the winding lanes and alleyways.

Jessica Lam

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

It's so beautiful there!

Olivia Rose

Saturday 15th of April 2017

LOVE THIS! I'm from Toronto and have been wanting to visit Montreal the last couple weeks. I'll definitely check out these spots if I make the trip!

xo Olivia |

Jessica Lam

Saturday 15th of April 2017

Thanks Olivia! It's nice to meet a fellow Toronto blogger haha :)

Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

Saturday 15th of April 2017

Montreal sounds like it has a lot of fun stuff. Your pictures are great, especially the one from the museum with the cartoon characters. That's really cute. Maybe one day I can make it to Montreal for a visit.

Jessica Lam

Saturday 15th of April 2017

Thanks Kimberly, you should definitely pay a visit someday!