The Atlas Obscura Guide To Montreal
38 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Montreal, Québec
Updated December 7, 2022
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The Twisty History of Montreal's Outdoor Staircases
Immigrants, artisans, economics, and the Catholic Church all played a role.
by Laura Kiniry
What Happened to Montreal’s Legendary Melon?
A medley of efforts, and one abbey's monks, may bring back the forgotten fruit.
by Joel Balsam
Meet the Artist Making Fauna Out of Flora
Raku Inoue is now finding inspiration for his precise, ephemeral works in his backyard.
by Winnie Lee
A Montreal Museum Café Digs Into the Foods of the Jewish Diaspora
At Fletchers, cookies and bagels come with a side of food history.
by Caitlin Stall-Paquet
A Kiln That Fired Millions of Clay Pipes Was Unearthed Under a Montreal Bridge
Archaeologists recently dug it up—but now they're putting an end to its brief affair with open air.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
Found: A New Ice Age Cave Network Below Montreal
Speleologists and cave enthusiasts are dying to see just how far it all goes.
by Vittoria Traverso