What is there for you to discover in Montreal?
In the province of Québec on the Île de Montréal, the largest island in the High Elaga archipelago, lies the megacity of Montreal - about 60 kilometers west of the province of Ontario. The U.S. border is about 50 kilometers to the south.
Montreal's cityscape is dominated by Mont Royal, a range of hills of volcanic origin more than 50 kilometers high in the center of the island. The first European navigators explored the area around 1535, before Paul Chomeday de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded Fort Ville-Marie on the site of today's Montreal in 1642.
Since 1832, the city has been a cultural, economic and political hub of Canada. The city's cultural offerings range from fantastic sights, museums, festivals, theater performances and beautiful natural regions.
With a population of about 1.8 million, Montreal is the second-largest city in the country after Toronto and the largest in the province of Quebec. Experience a vibrant city that is diverse and multifaceted.
Enjoy the picturesque streets of Montreal, visit the Notre Dame Basilica, experience the Montréal en Lumière Festival of Lights or make a pit stop at the Canadian Grand Prix: no matter what it is, Montreal will enchant you! The right hotel or charming accommodation is already waiting for you!
Montreal - Cultural Capital of Canada
Montreal is especially known for its numerous cultural events. In the second largest French-speaking municipality in the world, you will find great music festivals, cultural exhibitions and sporting events!
The name of the city is derived from Mont Royal, the royal mountain. And Montreal has more royal offerings to offer! All wrapped up in a stylish blend of North American and European architecture.
Culture and event lovers should take the opportunity during their visit to visit the Quartier des Spectacles. Museums are also plentiful - the Musée des Beaux Arts, where artists from around the world showcase their work, is particularly popular with city travelers.
To explore the city, we recommend a walk along Rue St. Denis, which runs from the historic Old Town across the city. If you want to learn even more about the city, you should book a guided city tour - exciting and informative hours await you!