The multifaceted metropolis
Montréal is undeniably a leading capital of culture and gastronomy. But it owes its true flavour to its 3.8 million residents (representing no less than 120 ethnocultural backgrounds!), their legendary joie de vivre and hospitality, and their attachment to their metropolis. Montrealers enjoy everything their city has to offer, and contribute to its vitality from one end of the island to the other.
For Montrealers, good eating equals good living! In fact, Montréal is the North American city with the highest number of restaurants per capita! Here, you’re spoiled for choice: from five-star addresses to cosy bistros to delis to neighbourhood cafés, there’s something for every taste and every wallet.
Québec boasts brash, original fashion creators who aren’t shy about blending the avant-garde and high fashion. Stroll around town and you’ll find haute couture houses, small prêt-à-porter boutiques and all the major-label shopping destinations. It’s all here, for all tastes and budgets.
Visiting Montréal as a family
If you’re visiting Montréal with family, the problem isn’t finding fun things to do. It’s finding the time to do them all! Need ideas? Take a museum trip back to the colonial period of New France, marvel at the Science Centre in the Old Port, or get your fill of nature at the Biodôme.
In Montréal, a short walk around the block is like time travel. Old Montréal will thrill the romantic in you as you stroll its cobbled streets and admire jewels of 18th- and 19th-century heritage architecture, while downtown beckons with its intoxicating bustle of office towers, historical buildings, cafés, designers’ studios and art galleries.
City of creators
A crucible for avant-garde creativity, Montréal is an essential destination for culture lovers, welcoming the world’s great entertainment spectacles and producing leading lights of the local and international visual arts, performing arts, design, media arts and emerging music scenes.
Steep yourself in Montréal’s rich religious heritage with stops at such landmarks as Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory, and the cemeteries on Mount Royal, and enjoy events ranging from organ and choral concerts to crèche exhibitions to sound-and-light spectaculars.
Lively, dynamic and progressive Montréal holds myriad treasures to discover, including a vast array of outdoor activities. Surf a river wave in the St. Lawrence. Walk the trails on magnificent Mount Royal. Pedal the city’s cycle paths to explore architecture and life in the various boroughs and neighbourhoods… The choice is yours!