Attractions Nearby Montreal, Day Trips and Excursions

(Montreal, Quebec - QC, Canada)

Montreal is a major city, full of attractions and plenty of places to visit, but just a short trip from Montreal's outskirts lie many further attractions and appealing areas, just waiting to be explored. A number of nearby resorts feature a range of seasonal attractions and activities, such as skiing, golf courses and hiking trails. Close to Montreal, some of the most popular resort attractions within easy reach of the city can be found at Mont Saint Sauveur, Mont Saint Bruno, Mont Sutton and Mont Tremblant.

If animals are more your bag, then be sure to visit Granby Zoo, which is just a short drive from Montreal and is home to a host of zoological attractions.

Granby Zoo

Address: 525 St. Hubert Street, Near Bourget, Granby, Quebec (QC), J2G 1E8, Canada
Tel: +1 450 372 9113
Granby Zoo can be found in the nearby town of Granby, which is approximately one hour's drive from central Montreal. With over 1,000 animal attractions and almost 300 different species, highlights include African elephants, tigers, gorillas, leopards, daily shows and the Amazoo Yoplait water park.
Open hours: late May to June, daily - 10:00 to 17:00, July to August, daily - 10:00 to 19:00, September to October, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Mont Saint Sauveur

Address: 350 Saint Denis, Saint Sauveur, Quebec (QC), J0R 1R3, Canada
Tel: +1 450 227 4671
Situated around 48 miles / 77 km from downtown Montreal, Mont Saint Sauveur is a wealthy resort, featuring some of the areas finest restaurants and hotels. Known for its heavy winter snowfall, Mont Saint Sauveur is an impressive ski resort and also includes the nearby hills of both Mont Avila and Mont Habitant.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Mont Saint Bruno

Address: 550 Rang des Vingt-Cinq, Saint Bruno, Quebec (QC), J4V 3P6, Canada
Tel: +1 450 653 3441
Located on the southern shore, Mont Saint Bruno stands just 7 miles / 11 km from Montreal and is home to a range of attractions, which include an excellent ski school, together with a snowboarding park and a number of skiing trails. Offering scenic mountainous views and a well-stocked ski shop, Mont Saint Bruno is a particularly popular excursion for both locals and visitors in the Montreal area.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 08:30 to 22:00, Friday - 08:30 to 23:00, Saturday - 08:00 to 23:00, Sunday - 08:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge for day pass, discounts for seniors and children

Mont Sutton

Address: 671 Maple CP 1580, Sutton, Quebec (QC), J0E 2K0, Canada
Tel: +1 450 538 2545
The ski resort of Mont Sutton can be found around 76 miles / 122 km from Montreal in the town of Sutton and is known for its cross-country skiing through trees. Full of character and local charm, Mont Sutton may be a fairly small ski resort, but has much to offer.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge

Mont Tremblant

Address: 2001 Principal Road, Mont Tremblant, Quebec (QC), J0T 1Z0, Canada
Tel: +1 514 425 8681
Popular throughout the year, Mont Tremblant stands around 88 miles / 142 km from the city of Montreal and features an appealing ski resort. Attractions at this charming village include almost 100 ski trails, ski lifts and magnificent mountainous scenery, together with two exceptional golf courses. Notable summer attractions include hiking trails, mountain biking and a range of water sports on Lake Tremblant, such as water skiing, canoeing and sailing.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge