About Montreal, Quebec
Montreal has everything a big city can offer. But it is also a one-of-a-kind multicultural city that blends its French accent with that of over 80 other ethnic communities and charms visitors with its Euro-American ambiance.
Montreal has everything a big city can offer. But it is also a one-of-a-kind multicultural city that blends its French accent with that of over 80 other ethnic communities and charms visitors with its Euro-American ambiance. Innovative and invigorating, the city offers a whirlwind of cultural creations, both traditional and modern. Its downtown bustles with life at the foot of its mountain, while history is rooted in the old quarters near the river. With its year-round party atmosphere, Montreal hosts many great festivals: jazz, comedy, cinema, fireworks and more! The city beckons you to discover its fashionable boutiques and famed cuisine, over 30 km of indoor pedestrian walkways, and its lively casino. Stroll through its colourful streets and typical neighbourhoods representative of a mosaic of nations; take a ride along one of its many bicycle paths; or party in one (or more) of its inviting bars. In the old part of the city, ride in a horse-drawn carriage around the 18th- and 19th-century residences, visit the imposing neo-gothic Notre-Dame Basilica, as well as museums that recount the past, such as the Pointe-à-Callière museum and the Centre d'Histoire de Montréal. The Old Port invites you to relax all year round. Among its attractions, you will find the Montréal Science Centre, a vast complex dedicated to scientific culture that also includes an IMAX theatre. The Old Port is also the starting point for trips along the turbulent Lachine Rapids, at the western end of the island.
Elegant traditions and modern style - a sophisticated vacation
Experience a bit of France. One of the oldest cities in North America, Montreal is a vibrant mélange of the traditional and the modern served with a joie de vivre that's hard to resist. See old and new. Wander through the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and spend a moment at the inspiring Notre-Dame Basilica. Visit the Musée des beaux-arts or one of the other of the city's impressive collection of museums and galleries. Keep the kids busy at the Botanical Gardens, the Biodome and the Insectarium. Walk to the top of Mont-Royal for stunning sunset views of the city. Do the best of Montreal. Shop Sherbrooke for luxury labels or St-Denis for something a bit funkier. Catch a show at the city's famous jazz and comedy festivals. Enjoy some smoked meat or poutine for lunch and then have dinner at one of Montreal's renowned restaurants. Finish the night by dropping into the hot clubs on St-Denis or Crescent. Try a boutique hotel. Montreal has a great selection of hotels, from economical to luxury, in the downtown area. But for something special try one of the boutique hotels in Vieux-Montréal.