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This French speaking city is home to a melting pot of cultures which is why it is considered the cultural capital of Canada.

Located in Québec, Montreal is the largest city within the province and the second largest city within Canada.. Here you are sure to enjoy your stay at any of the finest hotels, resorts and guest houses on offer. Whether you wish to stay on a budget or live lavishly, Montreal has the accommodation to meet your need.

What to see and do

Rich in history Montreal’s many landmarks bear testament to the numerous cultures that have influenced it. The beautiful area of Old Montreal offers picturesque views of the architecture of years gone by, as you walk the cobbled streets or even traverse by horse-drawn carriage, a popular mode of transport for tourists in the area. A trip to Old Montreal also reveals attractions like Old Port Montreal, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal and the Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History. The old Port was once the center of shipping activity within Montreal but now serves as a reminder of its glory days. The Pointe-à-Callière Museum takes you back to the times of the British and French regimes with a collection of artefacts from the First Nations of the Montreal Region.

Mount Royal is another popular tourist area. Here you will find the Mount Royal Park, one of Montreal’s largest greenspaces. The park contains two belvederes, Kondiarouk, the more frequented of the two provides spectacular views of downtown Montreal. The park also features a beaver lake and a sculpture garden, where you will find the most unique creations.

Montreal is also known for its public markets, perfect for browsing and finding local produce. Make sure to include Jean-Talon Market which is considered the largest in North America.  A few minutes from downtown is Parc Jean-Drapeau which hosts several events including the Canadian Grand Prix and several music festivals. It is also home to Casino de Montreal, the Biosphere Environment Museum, Floralies Gardens, the Stewart Museum and more. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, visit La Ronde, an amusement park operated by Six Flags, guaranteed to entertain!


Heavily influenced by the French and other cultures, the cuisine of Montreal is sure to tantalise your taste buds with its many flavours. With an extensive range of restaurants in Montreal, from fine dining to casual, you are sure to find one which satisfies your need. Whilst in the city you must try the famous Montreal Bagel where the wood-fired bagels are a local favourite. With numerous wine tours available, enjoy the city’s finest selection of wines on offer.

When to visit

With numerous festivals and events, as well as shopping opportunities at its selection of malls and outlets, Montreal is a year round destination. The Montreal International Jazz Festival in June and July is a must if you are a fan of the music. Igloo fest in January sees thousands of electronic music fans come together under the stars of Old Port for a weekend of sheer thrill and excitement. In April the annual Big Fashion Sale, is an opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to get up close and personal with world renowned designers and shop amongst their collections. The summer month of June allows you to witness the largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world at the Montreal Fireworks Festival.

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