Montreal is so photogenic! This cosmopolitan Canadian city is overflowing with incredible photography opportunities. Known for its bohemian and progressively eclectic culture, Montreal’s photography spots run the gamut from historic, to nature photography, and modern architecture. Montreal also has some of the most vibrant street photography in Canada. Explore this amazing city and discover our top ten favourite Montreal photography spots.

Ten Best Montreal Photography Spots 

1. Place d'Armes

Place d'Armes - Photo by Shawn M. Kent

The Place d'Armes is an extremely photogenic Montreal Photography Spot. This location features a stunning view of the Notre Dame Basilica and a statue of Paul de Chomedey, the founder of Montreal. This photography location is all the more spectacular at night. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

2. Notre Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal - Photo by dolcece

Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the best places to photograph in Old Montreal. The church, built in the early 1800s, is considered one of the most dramatic in the world and a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architectures. The soaring interiors, bright colours and well-lit altar make this Montreal photography spot well worth the trip. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

3. Montreal City Hall

Montreal City Hall - Photo by David Iliff

The Montreal City Hall is a great photography spot. The European style building was constructed between 1872 and 1878 replacing an older one in Vieux-Quebec. The building is a wonderful example of Second Empire style architecture and is a fantastic Montreal photography spot. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

4. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours - Photo by Jazmin Million

One of the oldest churches in Montreal, the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel. The small structure is immensely photogenic, particularly in the winter months. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

5. Montreal Biosphere

Biosphere Environmental Museum - Photo by Shawn M. Kent

A museum dedicated to the environment, this Montreal Photography spot is located in Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Saint Helen's Island in the former pavilion of the United States for the 1967 World Fair. The geodesic dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller to encompass the museum for Expo 67. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

6. Square Saint-Louis

Square Saint-Louis Architecture - Photo by Michel Bricteux

Beautiful Victorian architecture bear Square Saint-Louis. Notable for it's colourful frontage and has been called "the closest thing to a European neighborhood square you'll find this side of the Atlantic." (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

7. La Grande Roue de Montréal

Grande Roue de Montréal - Photo by ExploringOurBigWorld

Built to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city, La Grande Roue de Montreal is a popular Montreal Photography spot. Not only as a subject but also because it is a photogenic addition to the city skyline. The Ferris Wheel is 200 ft tall and offers spectacular views from any of its 42 passenger carriages. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

8. Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium - Photo by Acarpentier

Built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it is nicknamed "The Big O", a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof. It is also called "The Big Owe" to reference the astronomical cost of the stadium and the 1976 Olympics as a whole. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

9. St. Joseph's Oratory

St Joseph's Oratory - Photo by Emmanuel Huybrechts

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal (French: Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world. The basilica enshrines a statue of Saint Joseph, which was authorized a Canonical coronation by Pope Pius X on 19 March 1910 via Cardinal Vincenzo Vannutelli and another from Pope Pius XII on 31 July 1955 via Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger now located within its crypt department. The shrine is also famous due to its association with Brother Andre Bessette who was believed to possess healing powers through his Josephian devotion with its notable oil ointment given freely to its believers. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

10. Montreal Botanical Gardens

Montreal Botanical Gardens - Photo by abdallahh

A popular Montreal photography spot, the Montreal Botanical Garden covers 75 hectares and features themed garden sections. For a photographer, it is a playground for the senses, featuring stunning architecture, displays and more. A nature oasis in the city the Botanical Garden is not to be missed. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Bonus Montreal Photography Spot - Habitat 67

Habitat 67 - Photo by Shawn M. Kent

Habitat 67, or simply Habitat, is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, designed by Israeli/Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)