Cruise the Great Lakes


Rich history, diverse cultures and spectacular vistas.
These are the Great Lakes ports of call.




Located at the crossroad of the Saint Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, Montréal is an exciting place to be. The city is compact, safe and pedestrian-friendly, which means you can easily walk from the Montréal Cruise Terminal to restaurants, cafés, theatres and entertainment venues. French and English, European and North American, Montréal is all about balancing its rich past and vibrant future. Duality is part of its singular nature. As the world’s second largest French-speaking city, Montréal shares its joie de vivre around every street corner.


How to explore Montréal? The sky is (almost) the limit! For a panoramic view of the city, climb to the top of Mount Royal. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also landscaped New York’s Central Park. This is the very spot where Jacques Cartier, discoverer of the Saint Lawrence River, planted a wooden cross in 1535.

You can also take an elevator to the top of the 360° observation deck located Place Ville Marie, at the heart of the city. From there, you will observe the Saint Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Old Montréal, Quartier des spectacles, and the Olympic Stadium – to name only a few of the attractions visible 185 m (606 ft) above ground.

If you are more of an explorer type, rent a bike or an electric scooter and discover the city. There are almost 1000 kilometres (620 miles) of bike paths that will bring you to trendy Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End; Old Montréal, colourful Little Italy, traditional Chinatown and more.

And if you prefer to walk, indulge yourself with a stroll in Old Montréal or along the Lachine Canal.


Montréal was first in North America to be designated a UNESCO City of Design and third internationally after Buenos Aires and Berlin. From famous upscale brands to trendy local designers, Montréal is a treasure trove of fashion, antiques, home decor, jewellery, trinkets and original gifts. Explore Montréal’s famed Underground City as you shop: this pedestrian network right under the heart of the city links metro stations to shopping plazas for over 32 kilometres (20 miles).

Arts and Entertainment

Immerse yourself in history and culture, museum and art exhibitions, hands-on science or galactic discoveries – it’s all within reach at Montréal’s many museums and galleries. Carefully curated temporary and permanent exhibitions make the city’s large museums always worth a visit. Cultural centres and private galleries in every neighbourhood contribute new aesthetics and perspectives on contemporary art.

With over 100 events going on every year, festivals and grand events are a cornerstone of life in Montréal. Jazz, comedy, avant-garde dance, poutine – name a season, art form or signature local dish and you’ll find Montréal has a festival for it. From festivals of art, gastronomy and outdoor sports to international rhythms and circus performances, the city’s festivals and special events gather locals and visitors alike in the name of celebration.


Yves Gilson
Director, Marketing & Cruises
Port of Montréal
514 891 0224

Montréal Port Authority
2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1
Montréal, Québec  H3C 3R5

Grand Quay
200 De la Commune Street West
Montréal, Québec  H2Y 4B2

Terminals 1 and 2 (Grand Quay)

2 piers each 360 m (1,181 ft)
Operations at ground level
West Pier (Terminal 1) depth 10.2 m (33.5 ft) at chart datum
East Pier (Terminal 2) depth 8.8 m (28.9 m) at chart datum
Dockside shore power
LNG (by truck)
Direct connection to a wastewater collection system
Luggage consignment
Long-term parking
On-site tourist information
Reduced-mobility friendly
Free WiFi
Easy access to buses, taxis and limousines
Minutes away from banks, currency exchange offices, shops, restaurants, tourist attractions, major hotels

Terminal 3 (Berths 34-35)

1 pier 312 m (1,023 ft
Operations at ground level
2,700 sq m (29,000 sq ft) freestanding structure
Quay depth 9.1 m (29.8 ft) at chart datum
LNG (by truck)
Luggage consignment (at Grand Quay)
Long-term parking (at Grand Quay)
On-site tourist information
Reduced-mobility friendly
Free WiFi
Taxi and limousine services
Possibility to organize shuttle bus to Old Montreal

Mackay Pier (M)

4 additional piers nearby totalling 628 m (2,060 ft)
Quay depth 7 m (23 ft) at chart datum
LNG (by truck)
Luggage consignment (at Grand Quay)
Long-term parking (at Grand Quay)
On-demand tourist information service
Reduced-mobility friendly
Taxi and limousine services
Possibility to organize shuttle bus to Old Montreal

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