Enjoying a delectable meal one of life’s great pleasures. To that recipe for happiness, add pleasant guests, a picturesque setting and unique cultural attractions. Old Montreal has so much to offer. It’s the perfect location to discover the city’s many points of interest and indulge your taste buds. So allow yourself, for a few hours, to break the routine and be carried away by the enchantment of the unique character of the neighborhood. A promising day ahead!
Get your brunch day off to a good start
Early in the morning or not, start your adventure with a charming stroll through the Old Port of Montreal. The gentle sunshine, cool breeze from the St. Lawrence River and the authentic setting of the naval shoreline are sure to work up your appetite. Summer or winter, you can extend your getaway by gazing at the city from the top of the Ferris Wheel, 60 meters high.
Delighted by this outing, you can continue your journey by meditating at the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica or by simply admiring the historic setting it offers. At your own pace, discover the nave, aisles and chapel, and appreciate the origins of Canada’s first neo-Gothic church from yesterday’s city colony to today’s imposing cathedral.
Off to brunch in Old Montreal at Osco!
Located in the heart of Old Montreal, the InterContinental Hotel in Montreal offers you Le brunch d’Osco! every weekend and on holidays. Whether alone, with a loved one, with family, friends or colleagues, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from the daily grind with a gastronomic experience inspired by local products of the moment. In addition to enjoying the restaurant’s copious menu, guests at Osco! are easily charmed by its warm and friendly atmosphere.
And as long as you’re strolling through the hotel, on a nice day during summer if it’s not already booked for a private event, you may have the privilege of enjoying a cocktail on the Nordheimer terrace. From the top of the 6th floor, you’ll overlook the city. Eyes wide open, you’ll be able to admire the view of St. James Street, well known for its noble architecture.
If your heart so desires, the Montreal World Trade Centre, accessible by the footbridge, is certainly worth a visit. Inaugurated in 1992, it now houses a portion of the Berlin Wall offered to Montreal for its 350th anniversary, a majestic fountain as well as the Circulations mural, designed for the Center’s 20th anniversary. Rain or shine, you can take the time to soak up the beauty of the place thanks to the imposing glass roof.
Just a few steps away from the InterContinental Hotel of Montreal is one of the most spectacular places in the city. The former head office of the Royal Bank is an impressive building built in the 1920s. Restored to its former glory, the bank has become a magnificent and popular work-sharing space, a space to dream about.
Because all good things must come to an end
Walking has proven to be an effective remedy for good digestion. End this perfect day with a pleasant stroll through the streets of Old Montreal. In all simplicity, you will discover well-preserved treasures and you will be seduced by unsuspected corners. You’ll come across cobblestone streets reminiscent of French Romanticism, discover charming artisanal stores and stroll through the many local art galleries.
We bet you won’t be able to resist taking pictures of such an urban escape in the most beautiful settings of the neighborhood!
Osco! Brunch at the InterContinental Hotel in Old Montreal
Montreal’s InterContinental Hotel invites you to its renowned brunch every weekend and on holidays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In a cheerful and sunny setting, both children and adults will enjoy the chef’s à la carte specialties and the all-you-can-eat cold buffet. Inspired by the flavors of the South of France, the menus are developed according to the seasons, and the culinary arrangements highlight the delicious local products of the moment. Something to celebrate? Mimosa is offered with the selection of selected plates.
Diners can even make the pleasure last with the option of the famous bubbles and orange juice for two hours. Since the restaurant’s traffic varies according to the hotel’s occupancy rate and traditional celebrations, we strongly advise you to reserve your table in order to fully enjoy your gourmet and tourist experience. And to plan your travel, nothing could be easier! The hotel is directly linked to the underground city and the Square Victoria and Place-d’Armes metro stations. Parking is also available, with or without on-site valet parking. This will greatly simplify your outing in Old Montreal.