Discover the Best Things to Do in Montréal

Located near downtown Montréal, Hotel Universel Montréal offers a convenient gateway to the city’s best attractions and things to do. Stay with us and enjoy direct access to a Metro or bus station offering service to Old Montréal, the Latin Quarter, shopping centers by the Casino and La Ronde Six Flags Amusement Park. Our free shuttle service is also available to take you to any destination within a radius of 3KM / 1.9 miles of the hotel. When planning your Montréal sightseeing tour, attractions near our hotel include: 

Montreal Impact soccer pitch.

Montréal Impact (Saputo Stadium)

The Montréal Impact is a Canadian soccer club based in Montréal, Quebec. Founded in 1992, since 2012 it has been one of the franchises of Major League Soccer, the elite championship in North America.  The Saputo Stadium, located across the street from the hotel, is home of the Montréal Impact. 

Roller coaster.

La Ronde

La Ronde is the largest amusement park in Eastern Canada. Inaugurated at Expo 67, it now offers some forty rides and attractions, including the Goliath, one of North America's highest and fastest roller coasters, as well as a family section. High in color, the Country of Ribambelle.

AML Cruises cruise ship at night.

AML Cruises

Croisières AML is a family business established in Quebec for 42 years. It is the largest cruise ship company in Canada with 21 vessels operating in 10 ports in Quebec. In addition, it provides employment to a team of 650 employees in peak season who provide quality service to more than 500,000 passengers a year.

Olympic Park

Sports meetings (shows, fairs, exhibitions, film shoots, social events, etc.: the Olympic Stadium hosts many events. Since the year of its inauguration in 1976, it has received more than 67 million visitors and has become, with its famous tower, “Tour Olympique”, the symbol of Montréal on the international scene.

St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

It is the most important pilgrimage site dedicated to Saint Joseph around the world. It attracts about two million visitors each year from all over the world. It is also the largest church in Quebec and Canada. The oratory celebrated in 2004 the 100th anniversary of Brother André's initial chapel.

Landscaping at Botanical Gardens.

Botanical Garden and Montréal Insectarium

Montréal's flagship, recognized as one of the most important in the world, the Montréal Botanical Garden offers a colorful program in every season: events, exhibitions, events, etc. With its collection of 22,000 species and cultivars, ten exhibition greenhouses, the Frédéric-Back Tree House and more than twenty thematic gardens spread over 75 hectares, it is also the ideal place to visit, full of pure air and beauty.

Just For Laughs Festival

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal take place every year for 10 days.

The city becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic!  This event is not to be missed !!!

Montréal Casino

From slot machines to keno, blackjack, baccarat or roulette, the Casino de Montréal is a great choice for players of all abilities. It features five restaurants, four bars and a popular nightclub.

Montréal Biodome

Live an immersive experience through 5 ecosystems where evolve more than 7,000 animals of 270 species. 

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

For more than 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium has shared its passion for the sky and the stars with its visitors, young and old. Today, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, located near the Biodome, offers a completely renewed experience of astronomy.

Montreal Canadiens hockey players.

Montréal Canadiens (Bell Centre)

The Montréal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey franchise located in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The team is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League.