With a rich history dating back to 1642, Ville-Marie remains one of the most relevant and dynamic boroughs in Montréal today. Its nine neighbourhoods are bursting with culture, history, shops, modern buildings and green spaces—the perfect blend of old and new.
Thanks to the world-famous underground city, you can hop on the subway, commute to work and shop till you drop ... all without stepping foot outside! Montréal’s underground network is made up of 30 km of tunnels, connecting commercial and residential complexes, several downtown office spaces, subway stations and suburban trains.
The area’s impressive landscape includes the St. Lawrence River, Old Montréal, the Quartier des Spectacles, the Latin Quarter, Chinatown, the Quartier du Musée (Montréal’s museum district), the Quartier de l'Innovation (the city’s innovation ecosystem), Shaughnessy Village and the Gay Village, all contributing to Montréal’s diverse and eclectic culture.
La Ronde, an amusement park built in 1967 on Île Sainte-Hélène, attracts hordes of thrill seekers every year.
A little further south, Parc Jean-Drapeau hosts festivals and activities year round. Located on the islands of Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame, it boasts 25 km of bike paths with unbeatable views of the city skyline and the St. Lawrence River.
Just a short stroll away, you’ll find Griffintown, where old warehouses have been converted into trendy art galleries, boutiques and eateries.