Saint Lawrence Seaway // Casino de Montréal // Canadian Grand Prix // Saint Joseph’s Oratory // Mount Royal // Old Montréal // 3.4 million people...

Montreal is located in the south-west of the province of Quebec and is known for its beautiful parks and gardens as well as theatres, art galleries and exhibitions and well renowned for its Jazz and Comedy Fest in the summer months.

The city is also the gateway in to the rest of Canada via the St Lawrence Seaway and is extremely diverse, unparalleled in North America having a real European feel to it.

As well as being a young vibrant city it is also a multi-ethnic and cultural city where French is the first language but of course mostly everyone here understands English.

It is also known for its excellent quality of life and is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities. The city itself covers most of the Island of Montreal with the port of Montreal lying at one end of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the river gateway that stretches from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean.


The city is served by a network of buses, subways, and commuter trains that extend across and off the island.  The subway and bus system is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), whilst the commuter rail system is managed and operated by the Agence métropolitaine de transport.  Montreal's Metro has 68 stations spread out along its four lines.

Montreal has two international airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and to the north of the city is Montréal International Airport in Mirabel.

VIA Rail provides rail services to other cities in Canada, including Quebec City and Toronto along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor.  The US Amtrak rail system also provides service to Montreal, operating its Adirondack daily service between Montreal and New York City.  All intercity trains and most commuter trains operate out of Central Station.

The Casino de Montréal

The Casino de Montréal is unique to Canada and is similar to Monte Carlo, with people dressing up to go there as it is very much viewed as an “event”.  Located on Nun’s Island (created for Expo ’67).  The building itself is a unique design and somewhat unconventional.  There are over 3,000 slot machines and over 100 gaming tables and is open 24 hours a day.  Do note it is completely non-smoking inside unlike most US Casinos.


The most popular sport in Montreal is ice hockey and it has also played host every year to the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.

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