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Montréal is a fluently bilingual city where most services are available both in English and French.
Where is Montréal?
Located on the Saint-Lawrence river, Montréal is an island close to the Canadian and U.S. border. Located at 45°30 N / −73°36 W, Montréal is the largest city in the province of Québec, and the second largest city in Canada. Its metropolitan population is 3, 360,000.
The highest point on the island of Montréal is Mount Royal (761 ft/232 m). The mountain is surrounded by a large park and is visible from most of the downtown area.
Served by Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Montréal-Trudeau), Montréal is a gateway city in which many non-stop flights arrive daily from the US and Europe.
What other cities are nearby?
Montréal is 329 miles (529 km) from Boston, Massachusetts (US), 381 miles (613 km) from New York City, New York (US), and 329 miles (520 km) from Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
What can you do in Montréal?
There’s lots of places to visit and things to discover in Montréal.
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- The Biodome. An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodóme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas.
- The Botanical Gardens. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivated exibitis, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and some thirty thematic gardens, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world’s largest and most spectacular botanical garden.
- Dow Planetarium. Visit Montréal’s own night sky simulator. See the night’s stars the way they are, the way they were and the way they will be.
- The Insectarium.The Insectarium plays a cultural and scientific role, displaying entomological collections for the public and disseminating entomological and environmental knowledge and research findings.
- McCord Museum. Founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord, The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diffusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.
- Point à Callière Museum. The Montréal museum of Archeology and History features seasonal exhibits that explore and expand our knowledge of history.
- Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Conserving Art for All to Share. The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, true to its vocation of acquiring and promoting the work of Canadian and international artists past and present, has a mission to attract the broadest and most heterogeneous public possible, and to provide that public with first-hand access to a universal artistic heritage.
- The Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art. A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée offers a varied program ranging from presentations of its Permanent Collection to exhibitions of works by Québec, Canadian and international artists. The Permanent Collection comprises some 7,000 works, including the largest collection of art by Paul-mile Borduas. Through Education and Documentation Department, the museum presents a host of educational activities to further connect the general public with contemporary art. The Musée also stages numerous multimedia events, including performance, new dance, experimental theatre, contemporary music, video and film.
- Stewart Museum. Situated at the Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène near Montréal, the Stewart Museum tells the history of the discovery, exploration and development of Canada, and its close relationship with the civilizations of Western Europe, which gave it birth.
- The Canadian Center for Architecture. An international research center and museum devoted to architecture.
- Montréal Science Center. The Montréal Science Center highlights and explains recent Canadian innovations and inventions both within the exhibition halls and in its public areas to show them off and make visitors more aware of the know-how of our local industries.
- The Montréal tourism board. The website for the Montréal tourism board is the gateway to the city of Montréal on the web. It includes links to hotels, events, and much more.
- The Canadian tourism commision. The Canadian tourism commision works to increase awareness of and interest in Canada as a premiere four-season tourism destination.
- Old Montréal. The original settlement for the city, it is still a thriving district with many shops and restaurants.
- Mount Royal Park. The largest park in the city. Walk up to the cross at the top, or just hang out around Beaver lake.
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