Montreal is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, steep in cultural diversity and history. It is a rich tapestry of old-world charm and modern-day sophistication. Old Montreal preserves the glory of the past, with its narrow cobblestone streets and time-honoured architecture while the downtown quarter has all the urban amenities you would expect in one of North America’s most stylish cities.
About three million people call Montreal home. It is one of the largest French speaking cities in the world, with a substantial Anglophone and Allophone (people whose native tongue is neither English nor French) population.
This cultural diversity is at the heart of the city’s many festivals and events. Summer is the season of festivals in Montreal. You name it, Montreal has a festival for it. Whether it’s the world-renowned Jazz festival or Just for Laughs, the world’s biggest comedy festival, there’s always something to see and do.
Add to that a vibrant nightlife—which includes the Montreal casino that’s open 24 hours a day—magnificent architecture, fine restaurants and shops and you have a truly world-class destination.