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
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.
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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