Montréal is not only a city with an international flair and unique in North America, it is also an island. The island is located in the mighty St. Lawrence River, a river system and seaway that is of vital geographic and economic importance to Canada. At the center of the city is the impressive Mont Royal, a 230 meter mountain. The city was originally discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and was officially founded as a city in 1642.
Today Montréal is Canada's second largest city with a population of approximately 3.4 million and is the largest bilingual city in the country. It is a stunning, eclectic and vibrant city rich in history and tradition spanning 470 years. Montréal is a city that has retained its European charm and elegance combined with a modern North America influence creating a unique and memorable travel destination for all visitors.
Montréal has something to offer everyone, from its history and architecture, to museums, exhibits, sports, festivals, restaurants, shopping and green spaces. Montréal has a unique mix of historical, natural and cultural offerings to satisfy any traveller.
Last updated: Monday, 05 June 2006