When you visit the city of Montreal
, Canada you are at a crossroads of Canadian history and culture. Originally settled by the French, the area was a point of contention between the French and the British for many years. Eventually, the British gained control of Canada, but the French language and culture still thrive in modern-day Montreal.
Considered “Canada’s Cultural Capital
,” the city of Montreal is the center of many French- language publications, television and radio productions, and theater. Its downtown area hosts a multitude of cultural festivals each year including the world-famous Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Montreal Fireworks Festival, and the Montreal World Film Festival. Montreal is also well-known for its many churches and majestic basilicas.
For a unique view of Montreal, a sightseeing cruise on the St. Lawrence River
is an ideal way to spend a day. Various types of cruises are available including shorter duration one-hour cruises and longer cruises which include lunch or dinner. Along with your voyage, your guides share stories about historical events that helped shape present-day Montreal; you will also see many architectural points of interest. If you are feeling adventurous, try a whale watching
cruise. These cruises allow you to enjoy the beautiful coast while searching for whales and other sea life. Whale watching cruises come as full day trips, but some tour companies offer multi-day excursions. Must see landmarks in Montreal
• The Notre-Dame Basilica
• Hotel de Ville de Montreal
• Bonsecours Market
• Old Port of Montreal
• Biosphere Environmental Museum
• Lachine Canal
• Jean-Talon Market
• Old Montreal
• Botanical Garden
During your time in Montreal, you will begin to see the marvelous blending of centuries of differences into one beautiful city.
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