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
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.
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal
Montreal's magnificent neo-Gothic Basilica of Our Lady, one of the city's most famous attractions, was built in the nineteenth century. It has a stunning interior with plenty carved wood ornaments and stained glass windows.
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.
Botanical Garden, Montreal
Montréal's botanical garden is one of the world's largest. It features many themed gardens, including a Japanese, Chinese, Alpine and Rose Garden. There are also several greenhouses that shield desert and tropical plants from the city's harsh winters.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike, Montreal
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour, Montreal
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour, Montreal
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St Jacobs Private Group Tour, Montreal
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