I read today that the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the busiest museum in Canada with over a million visitors last year. It is also the only museum in Canada to receive over a million visitors.
It really is a great museum and for years I loved to drop in and look at the permanent collection because it is great art and it used to be free! They started charging admission a few years ago and a weird thing happened. Attendance increased, and by a lot. Attendance more than doubled last year with a 101% increase in visitors.
The museum has some great temporary exhibits as well and an upcoming one us the Studio of Rodin. If you find yourself in Montreal, the museum is worth a visit but give yourself some time to really explore the many, many pieces of wonderful art.