Montreal is the cultural capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. The second largest city in Canada, it is a city rich in culture and history, is clean and safe. It is close to many major centres in Canada and the United States, and above it offers visitors a taste of Europe without crossing the Atlantic. The city is beautiful and has an undeniable “joie de vivre.”
Montreal boasts fine restaurants, elegant boutiques, department stores and shopping complexes, historical buildings, museums, impressive concert halls, and many theatres and stadiums that are home to professional sports teams.
Montreal’s underground city is a vast network of pedestrian passageways that link residential buildings, skyscrapers, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, banks, nearly 1,000 boutiques and major downtown department stores.
Things to See & Do
* Plateau Mt. Royal
* Biodome complex
* Old Montreal and the Old Port
* Basilique Notre-Dame
* Mount Royal Park
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Canadian dollar (C$)
Language – English and French
Land Area – 449 km²
Population – 3,650,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – Montreal’s Iberville Passenger Terminal is located in downtown Montreal on the St Lawrence River. and the new Port completed in 2017 located on the Alexandra Pier in the Old Port 200 de la Commune Street West, Montréal, H2Y 4B2.
Transport Links – Montreal is a transportation hub for eastern Canada, with well-developed air, road, rail, and maritime links to the rest of Canada, as well as the United States and Europe.
Walking is a favoured way to get around the densely-packed downtown and the narrow streets of the Old Port, especially during the warmer months. Cycling and in-line skating are also very popular. The public transit system includes the metro, buses and a commuter rail system.