Montreal is open for business! With pandemic restrictions lifting, warm weather approaching and the urge of many to seek new experiences, the tourism and travel industry in Quebec and beyond looks to boom heading into the summer.
The tourism industry in Montreal is ready and so is addy with our latest investment: let’s take a look at just some of the many things to do in Montreal and get ready for our next drop.
Montreal tourist attractions
Montreal teems with art, culture, sport, fine cuisine, music and no shortage of entertainment for all ages and interests. In 2019, Montreal welcomed a record 11 million tourists. While expectations aren’t as lofty for this summer, they still look to surpass dismal seasons in 2020 and 2021. Here are just a few of the fun things to check out when you visit.
Notre Dame Basilica
An iconic building in Montreal as well as a National Historic Site of Canada, the Notre Dame Basilica attracts visitors from around the world. Construction began in 1672, but it wasn’t until 11 year and plenty of money later that it finally opened. Still, in 1683, it lacked a proper facade and a bell tower. It was also fairly small, and over time could not accommodate the thousands of followers that flocked there.
In 1823, work began anew on revitalizing and expanding the Church. The art and architecture was inspired by Notre-Dame de Paris and the Church of Saint-Sulpice and would, with much effort and patience, feature iconic bell towers.
Today, those bells ring every hour from 9am to 6pm, while the site attracts visitors interested in art, history, music, religion and righteous celebrations. In addition to mass and other religious events, the Basilica hosts various shows and exhibitions. It’s also where Celine Dion got married in 1994!
Montreal Museum of Fine Art
The oldest and one of the most popular art museums in Canada, this bold and inclusive tourist attraction in the heart of the city has over a 150-year history. Today, it welcomes young and old to embrace not just art, but film, fashion, design and music. While there is plenty to indulge in from around the world, the Museum also devotes space and resources to showcasing Canadian art as well as works from artists in Quebec.
Saint Helen’s Island
This iconic island in the St. Lawrence offers plenty of attractions. It’s the home of La Ronde, a Six Flags amusement park that’s set to open in May for seekers of thrills and pursuers of leisure alike. It’s also where you can visit the Biosphere, which was part of the famed 1967 Expo, and the iconic Île Sainte-Hélène Lighthouse.
Montreal festivals and events
Every month of the year offers something exciting to do in Montreal. For those interested in art and culture, the ELEKTRA Montreal, the Chromatic Festival and MUTEK are all happening this spring and summer. June sees the annual Jazz Festival, while August is the time of the year for beloved Osheaga. It’s also the month for genre fans to flock to the city for the Fantasia Film Fest.
For sports fans, the Montreal Grand Prix takes place in June while the Rogers Cup happens in August. There is still some time left to see the Habs play at the Bell Center; it doesn’t seem too likely they’ll be playing in June though.
Admittedly, this might not be as popular as the Basilica or amusement park, but in fairness, the addy Suite is still in its infancy. This room is located within addy’s first investment opportunity in Quebec, the smart hotel on Sherbrooke St.
Members can request to book this room, availability pending, and embrace the convenience of a smart hotel while also enjoying some members perks as well. And if you invested in it, you can rest proudly knowing that it contributed to the space you’re now enjoying.
Invest in Montreal
If you’re interested in crowdfunding commercial real estate properties like a smart hotel in Montreal, join addy to take part and potentially earn some passive income. Becoming a member is quick and easy, and once you’re in, you can invest as little as $1 in any opportunity, whether it’s in Montreal, Ontario, Alberta or B.C. It’s that simple.