From European-inspired cafés to historic streets, there are tons of amazing Instagrammable places to visit in Montreal.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
LOCATION: Various locations | Website
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!
LOCATION: Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC | Website
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!
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
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
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
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.
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 | Website
Montreal flights & accommodations
Looking to book your flights and accommodations for Montreal?
I love booking all of my flights and hotels on Expedia and collecting points towards free rewards.
FYI Montreal is a very walkable city, so you won’t need to rent a car!
I use Airbnb when I’m traveling on a budget, and I have a separate blog post all about how to find the best Airbnbs.
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? I’d love to know in the comments!
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