Montreal city is located in Quebec City on an island in the heart of the Saint Lawrence River. It is Canada’s second largest city and is home to the world’s largest French-speaking community next to France. French is the official language of people in city. Even so, more than half of Montreal’s population can speak both French and English well.
If you think the French soul in North America must be New Orleans, then you’re wrong! Montreal is the place where you can admire the contemporary architectural features often seen in Europe. It is also home to several suburbs in the southeastern part of North America, founded in the 17th century and known as “Old Montreal”. Montreal used to be the industrial and financial center of Canada, which you can see through old factories and processing facilities. Many of these have been renovated for different purposes, such as opening restaurants or bars.
It would be flawed if you did not enjoy the poutine (potato served with meat and butter sauce), the firewood cake or the Shish Taouk (chicken roll) in Montreal. You won’t have to worry about your stomach because Montreal has a wide variety of dining options as well as shops and eateries everywhere.
More than 100 festivals are held annually in Montreal, to satisfy the people’s understanding of the culture and art of this place. Try a stroll in the Mont-Royal plateau to visit small shops, cafes and see stunning frescoes. You can also visit the Golden Square Mile, which has gathered many residents before being used for business purposes since the Great Depression of the 30s, to admire the ancient architecture and the rooms display paintings like the Art Museum (Montreal Museum of Fine Art).
McGill University – one of Canada’s most prestigious universities – is located in Montreal. The school’s main campus is located right at the foot of Royal Mountain. Besides, Universite de Montreal, Université du Quebec and Montreal and Concordia University are also reliable names.