closeMontreal, long Canada's largest city, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.
Founded in the 17th century as Ville-Marie, Montreal soon developed into a large multilingual metropolis. But as tensions between French and English speaking inhabitants rose during the 20th century, businesses moved out and the city's growth came to a halt.
Thanks to its long history Montreal boasts a large number of attractions, ranging from the historic Notre-Dame Basilica to the modern Olympic Stadium.
Random Montreal Highlights
Windsor Station, Montreal
Montreal's massive Windsor Station is no longer in use as a railway station, but the nineteenth-century heritage building is still one of the city's architectural icons.
Bonsecours Market, Montreal
The Marché Bonsecours was built in the mid-19th century as a large public market hall. Initially it also housed Montréal's city hall. Today it is home to shops, restaurants and even a museum.
Lachine Canal, Montreal
The Lachine Canal links the Old Port of Montreal with the borough of Lachine and the St. Louis Lake. Built in 1825 it was made redundant in 1970 and is now popular for the bike path that runs along its length.
George-Étienne Cartier Monument, Montreal
George-Étienne Cartier, one of Canada's founding fathers, is honored with this large monument. It is the most imposing in Montreal and is adorned with 18 bronze sculptures.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
MARISA PORTOLESE In the Studio with Notman, Montreal
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
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Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour, Montreal
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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