Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Quebec

Montreal

Montreal was the largest city in Canada up until the 70's and is now the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. The official language of Montreal is French as defined by the city's charter. It is among the five largest French-speaking cities in the world. Montreal is defined by its location in between the St. Lawrence river on its south, and by the Rivière des Prairies on its north. The city is named after the most prominent geographical feature on the island, a three-head hill called Mount Royal.

Montreal is located in the southwest of the province of Quebec, approximately 275 km southwest of Quebec City, the provincial capital, and 190 km east of Ottawa, the federal capital. It also lies 550 km northeast of Toronto, and 625 km directly north of New York City. The city is located on the central and eastern portions of the Island of Montreal at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. The port of Montreal lies at one end of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which is the river gateway that stretches from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean.

For over a century and a half, Montreal was the industrial and financial centre of Canada. The variety of buildings included factories, warehouses, mills, and refineries, which provide a legacy of historic and architectural interest, especially in the downtown area and the Old Port area.

Montreal is the cultural centre of Quebec, and of French-speaking North America as a whole. The city is Canada's centre for French language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia and print publishing. The Quartier Latin is a neighbourhood crowded with cafés animated by this literary and musical activity.

 

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Kahnawake Welcome Center, Kimberly Cross

Saint Kateri Shrine, Museums, & Welcoming Center

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(First Nation, Museum, Tourist Attractions)
 Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site

This magnificent 300-year-old house presents various aspects of rural life in Montréal in the 17th century.

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(Museum)
 Musée du Château Dufresne

This former bourgeois home of the early 20th-century houses a history museum and a centre for the visual arts.

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(Museum)
 Centaur Theatre Company

Home of the former Montréal Stock Exchange, Centaur is Québec's premier English-language theatre company.

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(Performing Arts, Theatres)
Place des Arts

Its five halls total nearly 6,000 seats and its outdoor plaza plays host to the city's largest festivals.

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(Comedy, Dance, Music, Musical/Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatres)
Château Ramezay Museum

A Governor's residence built in the 18th century, this historic building and its collection offer a unique view of the history of Montréal and Québec, from Amerindian prehistory to the beginning of the 20th century.

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(Museum)
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Québec's leading cultural ambassador, treats audiences to some 100 concerts each year.

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(Music, Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra)
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is one of Montreal's premiere, multidisciplinary arts institutions.

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(Performing Arts)
Musée plein air de Lachine

This large park by Saint-Louis Lake ranks among Canada’s greatest sculpture gardens.

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(Museum)
Canadian Centre for Architecture

The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research centre and museum recognized for the richness of its collections and the quality of its exhibitions.

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(Museum)
Canadian Guild of Crafts

The Canadian Guild of Crafts was founded in 1906 in an effort to conserve, encourage and promote Inuit art, Amerindien art and fine crafts of Canada.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

The history of Montréal and the Hôtel-Dieu’s origins come to light through the history of medicine in the colony.

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(Museum)
Musée de Lachine

March 31 to June 20: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; June 22 to September 5: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; September 8 to November 28: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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(Museum)
DHC / Foundation for Contemporary Art

Housed in the heart of Old Montréal DHC/ Art, is a permanent location for exciting and relevant contemporary art exhibitions.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Espace VERRE

This studio-boutique exhibits the work of glass artists and offers guided tours of its studio and workshops.

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(Art Workshops, Artists & fine Art Artisans, Glass art, Workshops/Classes)
Cinémathèque québécoise

The Guy-L.-Coté Mediatheque is one of the most important cinema documentation centres in America.

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(Museum)
 McCord Museum of Canadian History

Home to the finest historical collections, the museum contains a wealth of information on Canadian history.

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(Museum)
 Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

This theatrical company performs major works by national and international playwrights, while focusing on creativity.

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(Performing Arts, Theatres)
Galerie de l'UQAM

The Galerie de l’UQAM is a university art gallery committed to research and production of knowledge through exhibitions, public programs and diverse range of publications.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Devoted to contemporary art, the museum presents the wealth of Québec creativity expressed in visual works.

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(Museum)
 Montréal Tower / Olympic Park

The bold design of this stadium includes the tallest inclined tower in the world and a sports centre.

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(Tourist Attractions)
Montréal Science Centre

Using a very original approach the exciting new exhibitions invite you to experience science and technology.

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(Museum)
EXCENTRIS

This multimedia complex on the Main recently renewed its cultural mission and now offers a high-tech facility for performers, one that is versatile and adaptable to all kinds of artistic discovery.

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(Performing Arts)
Monument-National

Located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, the Monument-National is the second most important complex offering a wealth of show venues in downtown Montréal.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Performing Arts, Theatres)
 Environment Canada's Biosphère

An architectural masterpiece since Expo 67, Environment Canada's Biosphère is a great venue for information, awareness and education on the major environmental issues related to water, air, climatic changes, sustainable development and responsible consump

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(Museum)

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