City of Montréal
Welcome to Québec’s metropolis, beating to the rhythm of the many cultures that call it home. Montréal’s French accent blends with those of more than 80 other ethnic communities, and charms visitors with its unique Euro-American ambiance.
A modern city known as a high-tech hub, Montréal enjoys international acclaim as the “city of festivals”: the growth of these events over the past two decades has been unprecedented. Around a hundred festivals and events of all kinds take place at various times of the year in Montréal, and some of them can draw up to 200,000 people of all ages and backgrounds to a single performance. Observers attribute this success story to the Montrealers’ friendly and welcoming spirit, and the diversity of its arts and culture industries.
Among the key attractions is the Old Port of Montréal: a park at the water’s edge, home to a whirlwind of nautical, artistic, sports and heritage activities all summer long. Another is Mount Royal Park, a jewel in the city’s heritage crown. Its landscapes, green spaces, wildlife and history make for an exceptional visit. A natural monument at the city’s heart.
Other can't-miss sites
No visitor to Montréal should pass up a chance to explore some of its famed “underground city,” the most extensive in the world. Over 30 kilometres of pedestrian walkways link 10 metro stations, two train stations, 1,700 retail locations, 37 movie theatres and exhibition venues, and two universities. Truly one of a kind.