City Hopper: Montreal, Canada
Montreal is the largest Canadian city in the Province of Quebec. It is named after Mount Royal which is the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city.
Metro Montreal has a population of nearly 1.7 million people and French is the official language here. French is spoken at home by about 57% of the population as well. Montreal is the largest primarily French-speaking city after Paris, France.
Montreal is an important center of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange.
If you like architecture then you will really like Montreal. There are 50 National Historic Sites of Canada in Montreal which is more than any other city in Canada and there are many historical buildings that are still in their original form.
Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica and Bonsecours Market are just two of those that you can go see.
If you like to be outside there are several parks in Montreal to visit such as Mount Royal Park which sits on top of Mount Royal. Mount Royal Park is one of Montreal’s biggest green spaces and was designed by the same fellow that created Central Park in New York, Frederick Law Olmsted.
Special features of the park are Beaver Lake, a sculpture garden, and Smith House among others. Mount Royal Park overlooks Downtown Montreal.
If you are looking for something to do there are many museums and gardens in Montreal to keep you busy. You might want to visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or relax in the Montreal Botanical Gardens among other things.
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