Start your visit in the Old Montreal and the adjacent Old Port area, where families will find many fun things to do in summer-time -- the next few pages will highlight major attractions. Old Montreal is conveniently located near downtown, and has buildings that date back to the 1600's. Above is a photo of Place Jacques Cartier, a lively public square in summer months, with street performers, caricaturists, and open-air restaurants. Visitors will also find a tourist bureau with maps and information. Jacques Cartier, by the way, was an early explorer who sailed up the St. Lawrence river to the Indian village of Hochelaga-- now Montreal-- in the year 1535.
- Read more about visiting Old Montreal.
- continue to Montreal's Museum of Archaeology and History, Pointe-a-Calliere
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