6 Places for Stunning Views of Montreal


6 Locations in Montreal for breathtaking views of the city.

Montreal has many other beautiful spots to offer that are not the Mount Royal lookout.

Picture of a street in Montreal.

Montreal is quite a beautiful place. A city this spectacular needs to be seen and several places provide the very best glimpse of what the city has to offer.

When you think of a good viewpoint of Montreal, you probably think of the chalet on top of Mount Royal. Yet occasionally, you want to try something different. Luckily, there are several other places to see Montreal’s incredible sights that will make you say “Wow!”

The city always finds a new way to surprise you even when you think you’ve seen everything.

Check out the list below and we will see you there!

Westmount Summit

Where: Westmount Summit, Westmount, QC

Westmount Summit Lookout in Montreal.
Westmount Summit Lookout

The Westmount Summit sits in Westmount, at the top of one of the  Mount Royal summits. In the area, you can also explore Summit Woods Park, where there is a variety of wildlife and pathways to wander.

A quick side note this summer the Sport and Recreation Department is offering free classes in Westmount Park including, yoga and Tai chi. Don’t miss out!

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Terrasse Nelligan's rooftop view of Montreal.
Terrasse Nelligan

There are many terraces across the city. There’s nothing better than a drink in your hand with a beautiful view, be it in the mid-afternoon, at sunset, or night.

Clock Tower Beach

Where: 1, rue Clock Tower Quay, Montreal, QC

Clock Tower Beach in Montreal.
Clock Tower Beach

You might think you’ve got to go up high for a fantastic city view, but going down to sea level also offers some amazing views.

For views of Old Montreal, downtown skyline, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and, of course, the Clock Tower, head down to Clock Tower Beach.

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The Montreal Observation Wheel

Where: 362, rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC

Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rates: Look at La Grande Roue de Montreal Website

La Grande Roue de Montreal.
La Grande Roue de Montreal

La Grande Roue de Montreal has been designed to provide you with a breathtaking view. All 42 cabins have ultra-clear tempered glass windows, allowing you to enjoy an unlimited panoramic view throughout the year. With a system that keeps cabins warm in the winter and cool in the summer, your comfort is guaranteed.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Where: 3800, Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal, QC

Aerial view of Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
Parc Jean-Drapeau

Go to Parc Jean-Drapeau to see the city’s whole skyline. It not only has breathtaking views, but it also offers activities for all.

St. Joseph’s Oratory

Where: 3800, Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal, QC

St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal.
St. Joseph’s Oratory

St. Joseph’s Oratory is home to Canada’s largest church dome, and one of the world’s tallest domes. If the church isn’t beautiful enough, the city view will take your breath away.

Enjoy all of the beautiful views this city has to offer!

Do not forget to check out Trylon if you’re visiting Montreal and need a place to stay.