Montreal Visitors Guide
Welcome to Montreal
Welcome to the Ultimate Montreal Visitors Guide. Montreal is one of Canada’s Largest and most popular cities. It is a unique city offering a vibrant night-life and several world-renown restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges. The city is also a favorite destination for avid shoppers. Montreal’s downtown core, has over 3,000 shops and services, most of which are conveniently centered on St Catherine street. Not to forget Montreal’s Underground City which is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best places in the world to shop. This seemingly endless underground passageway stretches 13km and provides visitors with an endless variety of boutiques, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants..
Montreal is a city immersed in culture. Among its internationally renowned festivals are the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, a comedy festival that attracts thousands every year, and the Montreal Jazz Festival, which features around 400 different shows and attracts jazz greats from around the world. Montreal is also the only North American city that hosts a Formula-1 racing event each year. The city is one of North America’s oldest cities and has a fascinating architectural history. Make a point of visiting some of the historic sites, such as the Lachine Canal, Old Montreal and the historical museums. Most notable are the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the McCord Museum of Canadian History. Montreal also contains some of the most spectacular landmark churches in North America. The most spectacular being the St. Joseph Oratory and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Since Montreal is a city that experiences all four seasons, Montreal is a popular hub for many outdoor activities. Visit Ile St Helene or the Old port and enjoy the many outdoor activities available in Montreal. During the summertime, you can rent some roller blades or a bike and enjoy the lovely scenery of the Lachine Canal. In the wintertime Skiers and snow boarders can head for the “wicked shredding” at Mont Tremblant, the “extra cool” of Mont Saint Sauveur or the classic charms of the Eastern Townships. There is also the charm of the year-round resort village at Mont Tremblant where you can find beautiful souvenirs and gifts.
Montreal has several municipal and nature parks. These parks are great natural refuges that contain hiking and cycling trails and offer an unparalleled closeness to nature. Towering over all the other parks is the Mount Royal mountain park. This mountain park remains the city’s most prominent landmark and is located at the heart of the city. The majestic views offered by Mount Royal simply cannot be beat.