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Montreal (founded in 1642) is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. European settlers from La Flèche in the Loire valley first named their new town, founded in 1642, Ville Marie (“City of Mary”). Its current name comes from Mount Royal (map), the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city.

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The city is situated 196 km (122 mi) east of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km (160 mi) south-west of the provincial capital, Quebec City. While Quebec City is the capital, Montreal is the cultural and economic centre, and the main entry point to the province.

There are many historic buildings in Old Montreal (map) in their original form: Notre Dame of Montreal Basilica (map), *Bonsecours Market (map), and the 19th‑century headquarters of all major Canadian banks on St. James Street (French: Rue Saint Jacques). Montreal’s earliest buildings are characterized by their uniquely French influence and grey stone construction. (*Culture of Montreal)

The Underground City (RESO, map) is an important tourist attraction. It is the set of interconnected shopping complexes (both above and below ground). This impressive network connects pedestrian thoroughfares to universities, as well as hotels, restaurants, bistros, subway stations and more, in and around downtown with 32 km (20 mi) of tunnels over 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) of the most densely populated part of Montreal.

Rue Prince-Arthur, east of Saint-Laurent, is for pedestrians only. Another pedestrian-only locale is Montreal’s Chinatown (map), on Rue de la Gauchtière Est between Saint-Urbain and Saint-Laurent. A good trick for navigating downtown Montreal is to remember that streets slope up toward Mount Royal, which is just north of downtown and easy to see from most locations.

To buy your own food or regional products, the public market at Jean-Talon (map), is the place to go. Open daily 08:00-18:00, the market is especially noteworthy for its selection of produce. The surrounding streets are heavily Italian-flavoured and have excellent grocery stores, butchers, bakeries, and restaurants.


#1 Visit Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. All necessary tourist information.

#2 Visit Ottawa

Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is a wonderful destination for tourists with its rich history, stunning architecture, and natural beauty.

#3 Visit Montreal

While Quebec is the capital city of Canada, Montreal is the cultural and economic centre, and the main entry point to the province.

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

STM | Montréal – metro and buses around the city

Exo – Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around Québec (bonjourquebec.com) • What you need to know before you travel (tc.canada.ca)

BUS: Gare d’autocars de Montreal (Montreal Bus Terminal, map). Greyhound Canada serves Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, with connecting service to regional lines and US Greyhound coaches.

TRAIN: Via Rail is Canada’s national passenger rail service. The US counterpart, Amtrak, provides connecting rail services to Toronto from New York via Niagara Falls. + Rocky Mountaineer Vacations

AIRPORT: Canada’s main international airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport • Vancouver International Airport • Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport.

FERRY: Marine Atlantic provides ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. There are also ferries to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine from Souris, PEI, and Montreal. BC Ferries has an extensive network of services along the coast of British Columbia and to Vancouver Island and to outlying islands.

An interactive map of the cycle path network is available at the velo.qc.ca


Montréal’s unique vibe is hard to describe. So we analyzed thousands of visitor comments to create the ultimate Montréal review. You’ll get it once you’re here!

video source: Tourisme Montréal /youtube.com/

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Canada.

Parks Canada.

Check out unique experiences from coast to coast to coast. Hiking, biking, wildlife watching and more. Visitor guidelines / Parks Canada APP.


Discover what makes the Yukon unlike any other place in the world, capturing the hearts and imagination of travellers from around the world.

National parks: Check out unique experiences from coast to coast to coast. Hiking, biking, wildlife watching and more. Visitor guidelines / Parks Canada APP.

Best Backpacking Trails in Canada (alltrails.com)

Camping and accommodations at Parks Canada (parks.canada.ca)

Camping-Canada.Com, your Canadian campgrounds directory featuring a search engine by location and camping preferences.

Parks Canada Reservations (reservation.pc.gc.ca)

CampReservations.ca makes it easy for campers to book their favourite campsites online! Pick a site, reserve your spot, and go camping!

Fishing & Hunting

Fisheries: Licences, permits and funding programs related to fishing, aquaculture and marine mammal harvest.

AlbertaRELM: AlbertaRELM is the online licensing system for hunting and fishing in Alberta.

HuntingBC.ca is a community-driven website that offers forums, articles, and resources related to hunting in British Columbia.

Quebec Outfitters Federation represents outfitters in Quebec, offering a directory of hunting and fishing outfitters in the province.