Introduction to Montreal
Welcome to French Canada in all its glory. Montreal is a beautiful city that, while extremely cold in winter, is cultured, musical and stunning year-round. We have one major request before you go to Montreal – and that’s to take us with you!
The Quebec capital’s chic multicultural vibe is apparent everywhere, especially during the Montreal’s many film, sport, music, comedy and LBGTI festivals. At night, be sure to try some of the city’s amazing French-Canadian cuisine even if you just grab some poutine (that’s chips, cheese curd and gravy to the non-French speakers among us) in between clubs in places like the Latin Quarter, Rue Crescent and Boulevard St Laurent. The dress code for the evening – dress to impress!
Montreal consists of 19 large boroughs, with the most significant to tourists being Ville-Marie. Here, walk past (or under via the underground tunnels in winter months) skyscappers, local universities and the Parc du Mont-Royal. A trip to Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) comes complete with quaint cobblestone streets and amazing 18th century architecture. Don’t miss a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the most amazing churches you will ever step foot in.
For some outdoor adventure, cycle your way to the top of Mont Royal, walk along the canals at the Old Port or jet boat your morning away at rapids at Lachine Canal. If it’s too frosty outside, the Montreal Biodome boasts four settings -- polar, tropical rainforest, Laurentian forest and St Lawrence marine – year-round.