Tourism in Montreal

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Tourism is an important industry in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The city welcomed 10.2 million overnight visitors in 2016[1] and 11,792,970 day trip visitors in 2010.[2] Montreal attracted 1,770,939 international overnight visitors in 2010,[2] most of them from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Japan.[3] 82 740 direct jobs and 48 199 indirect jobs, in Montreal were generated by the tourism industry in 2014.[2]

Crescent Street in Downtown Montreal is popular among tourists. Throughout the summer, it features various street fairs and festivals. Among locals, Crescent Street is known better for its many clubs and bars. Saint-Laurent Boulevard and the surrounding Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, are also well known for their nightlife, with many bars, nightclubs and restaurants.[citation needed]

The main sectors that attract tourism in Montreal are Festivals drawing in 7.5 million tourists, museums accounting for 7 million visits and Old Montreal bringing in 2.5 million tourists in the year 2013.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Visitors by tourist attraction[5]
Rank Attraction 2011 2010 Variation 11/10
1 Old Port of Montreal 6,601,278 6,198,646 6.5%
2 Casino de Montréal 5,640,873 5,895,835 -4.3%
3 Bell Centre 1,868,056 2,056,343 -9.1%
4 Montreal Biodome 815,810 268,558 203.8%
5 Montreal Science Centre 764,405 656,205 16.5%
6 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 758,211 517,953 46.4%
7 Bonsecours Market 747,004 800,490 -6.7%
8 Montreal Botanical Garden and Montreal Insectarium 695,404 740,915 -12.9%
9 Notre-Dame Basilica 431,174 416,978 3.4%
10 Pointe-à-Callière Museum 353,503 389,949 -9.3%
11 Olympic Park 275,937 240,427 14.8%
12 Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 241,527 220,764 9.4%
13 Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum 175,843 204,987 -14.2%
14 Atrium Le 1000 de La Gauchetière 96,995 204,987 10.4%
15 Montreal Biosphère 87,624 100,175 -12.5%
16 McCord Museum 79,082 77,087 2.6%
17 Maison Saint-Gabriel 74,268 77,087 10.2%
18 Montreal Planetarium 72,517 94,138 -23%
19 Canadian Centre for Architecture 67,666 67,655 0%
20 Centre d'histoire de Montréal 60,258 58,055 3.8%
21 Château Ramezay 46,382 38,469 20.6%
22 Stewart Museum 4,346 0 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Service de la recherche. "BILAN TOURISTIQUE ANNUEL 2016 À MONTRÉAL". p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ a b c "Le Tourisme à Montréal" (PDF). Tourisme Montréal. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Québec, Ministère du Tourisme, Le tourisme en chiffre 2006" (PDF).
  4. ^ "LA CULTURE COMME LEVIER ÉCONOMIQUE DES CONNAISSANCES PERCUTANTES POUR L'INDUSTRIE TOURISTIQUE 2015 (VERSION COURTE)" (PDF). p. 14.
  5. ^ "Base de données 2011 - Attraits/Attractions". Tourisme Montréal. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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