The Metropolis

The City of Saints
Sin City of the Prohibition Era

The Island of Montreal. The largest and most cosmopolitan city in Quebec – and second largest city in Canada. There are tons of things to enjoy. For the more historical sites we would recommend:

  • Wandering the narrow streets of Old Montreal and enjoy a beverage at one of the many cafes.

  • Checking out the Notre Dame Basilica from inside and out. It’s a dramatic and a masterpiece of Gothic Revival.

  • Visit Place d'armes. A beautiful open square right across from Notre Dame Basilica.

Food and drinks are your thing? Well you have come to the right place! Montreal has a wild entertainment and culinary scene that rivals anywhere in the country

  • Enjoy local cuisines from Montreal Smoked Meat, Montreal Bagels, and late-night Poutine – Frite Alors!

  • Go on a micro-brew crawl and taste the famous and delicious suds from Dieu du Ciel, Le Saint Bock, Brasseurs De Quartier, Pit Caribou, and Siboire to name a few

  • Sing your heart out in the evening at one of the many Karaoke joints. It’s a big deal in Montreal!

Founded in 1642 –originally named City of Mary – but now called Montreal after Mount Royal the triple-peaked hill at the heart of the city. We recommend taking in the views from up-top.

Following that there are many unique unique neighbourhoods to explore. The Latin Quarter, Little Portugal, St. Denis, St Laurent and beyond. You can also check out the old Olympic stadium, Biosphere and beyond.

It is in many ways the most bi-lingual city in Quebec and you’ll be able to get by speaking English – but trying out a bit of Quebecois French will go a long way.

Check the dates that you visit Montreal – because in many ways it is known as a city of Festivals in the summer. You have the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One, Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs comedy festival. 

Montreal is also in many ways the home of hockey. Not only do you have the Montreal Canadians – known to many as the Habs – the city is also home to the world’s first organized hockey team – the McGill University Hockey Club.