Montreal is Canada’s second largest city, spread across many river islands in the province of Quebec. It is a city of old mansions and cobbled streets, modern skyscrapers and picturesque parks.
Mount Mont Royal is a symbol of the city; on its top are an unusually beautiful park of the same name and the famous 70-meter Catholic cross. A beautiful panorama of the city and its surroundings comes off the mountain.
Shopping & Stores
In Montreal, there are many huge underground shopping complexes, which are easiest to get from metro stations. The busiest shopping street is Rue Ste-Catherine (“1000 Shopping Street”). Fashion boutiques can be found on Saint-Denis, while spacious department stores are on Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal.
Universities of Montreal
Montreal is home to one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities, McGill University, recognized as one of the top 20 in the world.
Concordia University (Concordia University) – another English-speaking university of the city, is the largest east of Toronto with more than 40 thousand students. Although Concordia University lacks a medical school and law school, it is still considered a world-class business school, and its art and science programs are first-class.
The University of Quebec in Montreal (Universite du Quebec a Montreal) and the University of Montreal (Universite de Montreal) are intended mainly for French-speaking students. The University of Montreal is the second largest French-speaking university in the world after the Sorbonne in Paris and one of the largest research institutes in Canada. The University of Montreal has two subsidiary schools – the Polytechnique Montrea School of Engineering and the HEC Montreal Business School, which offer further postgraduate studies.
The University of Laval (Universite Laval) and the University of Sherbrooke (Universite de Sherbrooke) also have campuses in Montreal.
Attractions and Attractions Montreal
It is worth visiting the old city located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Notre-Dame Bonsecours church (with an observatory), the Notre-Dame-de-Montreal Cathedral, the building of the Windsor Station (19th century). You can also visit the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique), where more than 26 thousand plants from around the world are collected. In the middle of the St. Lawrence River are the picturesque islands of St. Helena and Notre Dame. Many historical sites are located in the Old Port area.
Museums in the city: Archeological, Local Lore, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Modern Art.
The most popular restaurants and bars in the city is Crescent Street.
Where to stay: In the multinational capital of the province of Quebec – the city of Quebec: here you can find many accommodation options for any budget – and magnificent “fives”, and inexpensive apart-hotels aimed at long-term stays. The provincial spirit spread on the islands of Montreal will appeal to romantics and fans of a relaxing holiday. And in Tremblant there is a direct road for skiers: the resort is chamber, the slopes are excellent, the infrastructure is developed “excellent” ..
What to see: The old citadel, Place Royal, the old town and the Frontenac Castle, as well as the National Museum of Art and the Museum of Civilization in Quebec. Still here it is worth to climb to the observation deck of the Observatory and admire the city from a height. Must-see Montreal – Mount Mont Royal, crowned with a 70-meter cross, the old town, the Notre-Dame-Bonsecourt Church and the building of the Windsor Station. You can also visit the Botanical Garden and take a boat trip to the islands of St. Helena and Notre Dame. Tremblant is famous for its wholly and completely natural beauty.
International Airport Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport) is located west of the city center at expressway 20. The airport is served by all major Canadian and American airlines, including Air Canada, Air Transat and WestJet.
There are several daily transatlantic flights to the airport from London, Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Athens, Doha, Frankfurt, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Munich and Casablanca (among others). The journey from the city center to the airport can take more than an hour, depending on traffic.