Surrounded by water and brightened by 650 parks and green spaces, Montréal's
island city is many cities in one. The second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montréal is a great combination of
old world charm and big city excitement.
Explore one of the city's many quarters; the artistic Plateau Montréal,
and the Latin Quarter with its colorful wall murals, mansard roofs, spiraling stairs and outdoor cafes; the multi-ethnic Main,
Chinatown with its pagodas and apothecaries, Little Italy with its markets and cappuccino shops. Take a ride in a horse drawn
sleigh, or spend an afternoon exploring the city's chic boutiques and bistros. Ride the métro, drop by the Insectarium for
a look at rare insects from more than 100 countries, or visit the island playground of Parc des Îles with its beach, cycling
paths and outdoor skating rink.
Montréal is a hot spot for talent in all the arts: visual arts, music,
dance, comedy, theater and cultural festivals. It is also a world filmmaking capital. Choose from one of the city's hundreds
of restaurants, or head to the Casino de Montréal, one of the ten largest in the world.