About Montreal

Montreal is a very diverse and exciting city, being composed of many neighbourhoods that each offer their own charm and attractions. For example, Montreal’s Old Port has a strong european influence and is home to many different restaurants. There is also the downtown core, notably Saint Catherine Street, which is a great spot for shopping, eating and other activities such as laser tag. Another popular neighbourhood is the Plateau, with its unique architecture and endless cafés. These neighbourhoods, and the countless others, make Montreal city that never ceases to surprise!

Montreal’s unique cultural diversity can be discovered through its multiple museums, including the Fine Arts Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Biodôme and the Montreal Science center, all dispersed throughout the city. Montreal is also the home to many impressive areas of faith, notably the Notre-Dame Basilica, whose structure is inspired by that of Notre Dame de Paris in France. This has given Montreal the nickname of “city of a thousand bell towers”.

With all these things to explore in and around Montreal, it’s great that getting around the city is super easy to do! While almost anything you need can be found in the downtown core, our public transport system helps to get around to the different neighbourhoods and attractions, to the point of being able to navigate downtown with a minimal amount of walking. Montreal is also home to the largest underground city in the world right in our downtown core, filled with quick bite restaurants and tons of shops, and provides the perfect solution to getting around on a cold winter day.

Montreal’s varying seasonal weather allows for many different activities to be enjoyed throughout the year. In winter, the Montreal High Lights Festival illuminates the city with a magical festive glow. It is also the time to indulge in traditional maple toffee as well as take advantage of the many skating rinks set up throughout the city. Summer is the time to enjoy Montreal’s theme park, rooftop restaurants and festivals such as OSHEAGA, the Montreal Jazz Festival as well at Just for Laughs. Canada Day, on July 1st, is a time of celebration and fireworks. One aspect of Montreal that is steadfast throughout the seasons is the stunning view from the top of Mount Royal, allowing you to see the city skyline in all its splendor.