About Montreal

Montréal – Simply Unique

Come for the vibrant nightlife and eclectic cuisine. Seek out cobblestone streets and horse-drawn calèches. You'll find that here in Montréal the old city blends seamlessly with a modern metropolis of glass and steel. From trendy boutiques to quaint bistros and brasseries, there is a little something for everyone.

Surrounded by the mighty St. Lawrence River and more than 400 islands, Montréal throbs with energy and excitement all year long. Festivals abound, with celebrations that highlight comedy, diversity, fast cars, cool jazz, fireworks, performing arts, and fine wine and dining. The World’s second-largest French speaking city, Montréal is renowned for its numerous universities, medical and scientific research centers, as well as for its cultural and artistic life. While French is the official language of the Province of Québec, English is also widely spoken.

Montréal offers a unique tour of the gastronomic pleasures of the world. With more than 4,000 restaurants, serving the national cuisine of some 80 countries, no wonder this city is considered one of the world’s leading culinary centers.

Take some time to enjoy the artisan studios of the Old Port, or the shops, theaters, and major department stores of the underground city. Montréal’s artistic scene includes one of the world’s leading orchestras, an internationally-renowned ballet company, English and French theaters, comedy clubs, and dozens of museums and galleries.

More than a few succumb to the city’s mixture of European and North American charm that both surprises and enchants.

For more about Montreal visit www.mtl.org/en