The largest of Quebec's cities, Montreal is one of Canada's most unique destinations. The French/Canadian mix is mirrored by the fantastic architecture of the city. The combination of French and English immigrants from all over the world has turned Montreal into a booming cultural and culinary centre.
Why? As one of the worlds largest French speaking cities Montreal combines romantic French tendencies with some English and Latin flavor and the results is nothing short of magnificent. The vast array of art gallaries and museums among many other cultural attractions really leave Montreal standing alone in terms of individualism and excitement. The season of festivals only extend this feeling among the local residents as well as the many who come from a-far to join in the festivities.
When? The underground network of shopping malls, hotels and restaurants mean that a visit during the winter months are possible although not recommended especially if you would like to get the full experience of the city. Mid-summer to early September provide the best time to plan a trip with the weather being at its kindest during this time. Many festivals also take place over these months and allow visitors to enjoy all the city has to offer.
Who for? The many festivals throughout the summer months are the main pulling factor for tourists with a wide variety of events on offer, from beer and film events to music and art festivals. Montreal is heaven to those in search of rich culture and history. The many art gallaries, museums, theaters and ballet performances on offer will keep even the most fussy tourists entertained.
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