Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Quebec


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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Centre d'exposition La Prison-des-Patriotes

Guided visits describe the prisoners' living conditions, the building's architecture and the political motivations of the Patriotes.

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Darling Foundry

The Darling Foundry is a contemporary art centre showcasing various forms of modern art.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
Agora de la danse

Located in the heart of dynamic Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, the Agora de la danse is an integral part of Montréal's cultural and artistic life.

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(Acrobats, Dance, Performing Arts)

TOHU functions as a creative and performance centre for the circus arts.

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(Museum, Performing Arts)
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

The Chapel and the Museum display objects related to the early beginnings of the colony in the 17th century.

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal is a dance company which performs a wide repertory and invites prestigious international ballet companies each year to Place des Arts.

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(Dance, Performing Arts)
Théâtre Corona

Built in 1912, Le Théâtre Corona is now the center of a neighbourhood in full transformation.

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(Performing Arts, Theatres)
Centre d'histoire de Montréal

The Centre d’histoire de Montréal hands you the key to Montréal’s multiple identities.

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 Galerie Elca London

The only Montréal gallery exclusively dedicated to Inuit art.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows)
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University

This gallery features contemporary art from Québec, Canada and other parts of the world.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)
 Montréal Holocaust Memorial Museum

Artefacts, photographs and documents testify to the Holocaust and to the devastation brought on by prejudice.

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Écomusée du fier monde

This museum is devoted to the history of Montréal’s industry and labour.

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Opéra de Montréal

The Opéra de Montréal, founded in 1980, is the largest francophone opera company in North America and is among the 15 most important opera houses on the continent.

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(Music, Opera, Performing Arts)
Cité historia – Musée d'histoire du Sault-au-Récollet

A designated heritage venue, Sault-au-Récollet Historic Site is a treasure trove unto itself.

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Orchestre Métropolitain

The Orchestre Métropolitain’s mission is to make classical music accessible to a wide public and to support artists from Canada and encourage young talent from across the country.

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(Music, Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra)

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