Montréal is the largest city in eastern Canada and the second largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. However, most Montrealers are bilingual. Located on an island at the junction of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, to the north of New York state, Montreal is a one of a kind center for trade and exchange.
Montreal is North America’s number one host city for international events. Montreal is the home of the famous Cirque de Soleil and hosted the Summer Olympics in 1976. Montreal also played host to Expo 67, considered to be the most successful world’s fair in the 20th Century.
Montreal has a very vibrant summer festival scene. The Montreal International Jazz Festival is the biggest of its kind in the world. Other international events held in Montreal include the Montreal Grand Prix, the Just For Laughs Festival, the International Fireworks Festival, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, the International Film Festival, International Festival of Circus Arts, Divers/Cité Gay and Lesbian Pride, Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, and many more.
The city of Montreal was incorporated in 1832. It has a population of 1.65 million. In the Grater Montreal area live 3.1 million people. It is easily accessible by road, rail, water, and air.
For more information about the city, please visit the official Montreal Tourism website.