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Montreal Museums Pass The Montréal Museums Pass provides access to more than 40 major Montréal museums and attractions in the city for a period of 3 consecutive days, with or without public transportation services (unlimited access to the bus and Métro system) included.

Included in the pass are Avataq Cultural Institute; Canadian Guild of Crafts; Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal; Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec; Biosphère; The Dufresne-Nincheri Museum; Château Ramezay—Historic Site and Museum of Montréal; Cinémathèque québécoise; Cité historia, musée d'histoire du Sault-au-Récollet; DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art; Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage; Écomusée du fier monde; Exhibition Centre la-Prison-des-Patriotes; The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site; Galerie de l’UQAM; Lachine Museum; Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, Museum and Archeological Site; Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site; Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum; McCord Museum; Montréal Biodôme; Montréal Botanical Garden; Montréal History Centre; The Montréal Holocaust Museum; Montréal Insectarium; Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art; Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; Montréal Science Centre (excluding IMAX shows); Musée du costume et du textile du Québec; Museum of Hospitallers of the Hospital of Montréal; The Museum of Québec Masters and Artisans; Museum of the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal; Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex; Québec Museum of Printing; The Redpath Museum; Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium; Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site; Stewart Hall Art Gallery; TOHU.

The pass, which also includes some discounts, sells for $80 (taxes included), or $75 without the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) public transit card. A 1-year pass is also available for $225, covering two admissions per person or one admission for two people to all of the museums. There is no senior citizen or student/child discount. The pass can be purchased from most member institutions; at the Board of Montréal Museum Directors at 333 rue Peel; downtown at the Montréal Infotouriste Centre at the Exploratours agency counter, 1255 rue Peel, Suite 100; in Old Montréal at the Infotouriste Centre at 174 rue Notre-Dame Est; at the La Vitrine discount ticket outlet, 2 rue Ste-Catherine Est; and from some major hotels. For more information and to confirm pass prices, phone (514) 845-6873, or (514) 873-2015 or (514) 873-7977 for Tourisme Québec.

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Travel Information

City Population



15 m/49 ft.

Sales Tax

Canada levies a 5 percent Goods and Service Tax. Québec's provincial sales tax is 9.975 percent on goods and services. The Montréal area hotel room occupancy tax is 3.5 percent per night.



Police (non-emergency)

(514) 280-2000


(514) 283-4006


Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont), (514) 252-3400; Montréal General Hospital (Hôpital général de Montréal), (514) 934-1934; St. Mary's Hospital Center (Centre hospitalier de St-Mary), (514) 345-3511. These can be reached at (514) 890-8000: Hôtel-Dieu, Notre-Dame Hospital (Hôpital Notre-Dame) and St. Luke's Hospital (Hôpital Saint-Luc).

Visitor Information

1255 rue Peel Montréal, QC H3A 3L8. Phone:(514)844-5400 or (877)266-5687

Air Travel

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), formerly Montréal-Dorval Airport, 22 kilometres (14 mi.) west of downtown in Dorval, handles commercial flights.

Rental Cars

Nearly all major rental-car companies serve Montréal, and desks are inside airline terminals at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Rail Service

Amtrak, (800) 872-7245, and VIA Rail Canada, (514) 989-2626, operate from Central Station, 895 de la Gauchetière beneath Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel. Part of the underground city, Central Station is connected to the Métro subway and to Windsor Station at rues Peel and de la Gauchetière.


Adirondacks Trailways runs to New York City. Orléans Express operates inner-city service within Québec. The Gare d’autocars de Montréal (Montréal Coach Terminal), 1717 rue Berri, serves Canada and the U.S. Megabus buses link several Ontario cities, and connect to Buffalo, N.Y.


Cabs are plentiful in Montréal; you should have no problem hailing one. Taxis are metered, and fares generally are fixed at $3.45 to start, plus $1.70 for each kilometre (.6 mi.) traveled as well as 63c for every waiting minute. Major companies are Diamond, (514) 273-6331; and Taxi Co-op, (514) 725-9885.

Public Transportation

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) provides bus, Métro (subway) and commuter train service throughout greater Montréal.


Large vessels put in at Montréal's docks. Port d'escale du Vieux-Port de Montréal (Bassin Jacques Cartier), 333 rue de la Commune Ouest, charges $18 for a minimum 3-hour stay, plus $6 per additional hour for vessels less than 18 metres (59 ft.) in length, or $66 for a minimum 3-hour stay, plus $22 per hour for vessels measuring 18 to 24 metres (59 to 79 ft.). Overnight rates $2.30-$4.15 per .3 metre (1 ft.) per day, depending on the season. Rates may increase on weekends, and there are discounts for stays of 7 or more days; phone (514) 283-5414 to verify pricing.

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