Montreal is located in south-west Quebec, just sixty kilometres from the US border. A hire car is the ideal way of exploring the multi-facetted Canadian metropolis and its fascinating surroundings. Montreal’s well-developed road network offers excellent conditions for a tour of discovery in a hire car.
The lively provincial capital of Quebec boasts numerous sights and landmarks. The old town on the banks of the St Lawrence River, with its picturesque lanes, will tempt you to park the car and explore the historic city centre on foot. Parking is available in the car parks close at hand. Particularly worth seeing is the Underground City, a network of shops and pedestrian tunnels connecting most of the city centre office blocks as well as several railway and metro stations.
Historic old town and modern Underground City
Vieux-Montreal is the oldest district of Canada's second largest city, its origins can be traced back to the 17th century.
This popular attraction draws locals as well as tourists with its lovingly restored colonial buildings. The Marché Bonsecours, a historical market hall, now houses a cultural centre. The Old Port extends over two kilometres along the St Lawrence River and invites you to take a boat trip or a walk. You can park the hire car at one of the signposted parking lots at the port.
The Notre Dame Basilica was the largest church in North America when it was completed in the 19th century, and even today its two towers accentuate the cityscape of Montreal. Centre-Ville, the modern city centre with numerous culinary institutes and shopping centres, is easily reached by car. Montreal's Underground City is a unique subterranean world, consisting of a well-developed network of pedestrian passages, shops and public facilities. It is the longest tunnel network in the world, with a length of more than 30 kilometres.
Impressive natural spectacles and cultural attractions
Montreal is a great base for exploring the south west of the province of Quebec by car. Mont Royal, the highest elevation and the place that gave the city its name, is a popular destination and offers an excellent panoramic view over the metropolis. Around Montreal recreation areas with idyllic forests and crystal-clear bathing lakes invite you to go on extended day trips. The federal capital Ottawa can be reached by car in two hours from Montreal and Autoroute 15 to the south takes you to the Canada-US border.
For those planning a trip to the Canadian metropolis, with TUI Cars you can book your hire car online from the comfort of your home and get the best car hire deals in Montreal. You can also arrange a pick-up at Montreal Airport or in downtown Montreal. TUI Cars includes a generous package of benefits in its price, including fully comprehensive car insurance and excess waiver insurance in the event of damage.