The three best rooftop terraces in the Old Montreal
- June 27, 2019
Summer has been taking its time! Now that the Canada Day weekend has passed, that the month of July has begun, we feel that the heat and the sun are here to stay. Inspired by this joyful weather, Accès International offers to take a look at summer installations par excellence: terraces!
As Montreal is known for the quality of its numerous terraces, we chose to draw your attention to magical places known as "rooftop terraces" of the Old Montreal. Here are our three favorites ...
The Terrace Place d'Armes on the roof of the Hotel Place d'Armes
Offering brunch, lunch, dinner, and evenings, Terrasse Place d'Armes is one of the only rooftop terraces to offer a direct view of the Place d'Armes square, thus on the Notre-Dame Basilica, and on Downtown Montreal depending on where you sit.
"Day or evening, the rooftop of this century-old building is truly a privileged space. Enjoy one of the rare high-level views of the Place d’Armes square and downtown while sipping a fresh raspberry mojito, a house specialty.
The terrace is partially covered and allows to keep the fun going regardless of Mother Nature’s weather choices. We are open every day of the summer, unless of unfavorable weather."
Address: 55 Saint-Jacques West, 8th floor
Official website: terrasseplacedarmes.com
The Terrasse sur l'Auberge of the Auberge du Vieux-Port
Rather on the St. Lawrence River side this time, the Terrasse sur l'Auberge also offers a breathtaking view and a simple menu of mouth-watering finger food.
"From May to September, we open up the Terrasse sur l’Auberge, creating the perfect spot for cocktails and a meal. The views are incredible, with a panoramic outlook of the Old Port and St. Lawrence River on one side, and St. Paul Street on the other. Come from June to August to get a prime view of the International Fireworks Competition.
(…) Terrasse sur l'Auberge is the ideal location to make any event or dream wedding come true, in a wonderful setting with a panoramic view of the Old Montreal."
Address: Accessible via the 5th floor of the Auberge du Vieux-Port at 97 De la Commune East, Old Montreal
Official website: aubergeduvieuxport.com
Terrasse William Gray (and Perché) of the William Gray hotel
It is two terraces rather than one waiting that are awaiting you on the roof of the William Gray hotel located on the edge of Place Jacques-Cartier. Depending on the atmosphere you are looking for, you will be able to choose between the William Gray terrace and the Perché terrace, both of which offering breathtaking views of Old Montreal's heart.
"Located on the 8th floor of the William Gray Hotel, Terrasse William Gray is the place to be to soak up the summer season. With a breathtaking view of Place Jacques-Cartier, the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s Ferris wheel, our terrace offers refreshing summer wines, cocktails and beers.
Relaxing and laid-back during lunchtime turn into lively evenings as soon as the sun sets. Our terrace is heated for your comfort on cooler evenings and equipped with retractable awnings to protect you from the sun when it gets too hot. Experience Old Montreal beauty and unique atmosphere on our elegant rooftop terrace."
Address: 421 Saint-Vincent St, Old Montreal
Site officiel: hotelwilliamgray.com
Finally, if you end up falling in love with one of these terraces this summer, know that several apartments, lofts, and furnished condos are available for rent in the Old Montreal. Just consult Accès International to find the perfect place!
Photo: Auberge du Vieux-Port