A quiet yet lively city. Montreal is the most important city in Quebec and, like any city of renown, offers a wide range of cultural and tourist attractions. Among the must-see places to visit are the Mont Royal Park, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Jean Talon Market. Other recommended places are the Kondiaronk Viewpoint, the Pier and Old Port or the enigmatic subway city that we can find in the city. As a curious fact, it is considered to be a city in cultural effervescence.
Montreal is a city with French colonial heritage and this is reflected in places like the Vieux Montreal. Right in the center of the city we find the Mont Royal, another of the main tourist attractions (it is the hill that gives, historically, name to the city. It was formerly called Mont Royal).
One of them is the Monument to Maisonneuve, the work of Louis-Philippe Hébert built in 1895 (located in the Place d’Armes). This monument pays homage to Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal. It was inaugurated on July 1, 1895 on the occasion of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Montreal.
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One of the must-visits in the city of Vancouver, in eastern Canada, is to enter Stanley Park. This urban park has 405 hectares that end at the Pacific Ocean and the city’s marina. It is interesting to spend some time getting to know this emblematic place since it is also the largest urban park in North America and has a forest, views of the skyline, roads and trails ideal for walking or jogging, and the Last Lagoon. One of the most charismatic points of Stanley Park is the area of totem poles that symbolize those once placed by Canada’s first indigenous people.
The growing wave of foreign residents in Canada has made the gastronomic offer increase with flavors from other parts of the world, from the East to the United States, so it is very easy to find all kinds of international cuisine, especially in the big cities.
During 15 days in May, Canada remembers the historic moment when Holland donated 100,000 tulip bulbs to the country’s capital, Ottawa. Since 1945 this act is remembered with the planting of one million tulips in the green areas of the cities. Traveling at this time of year to the main cities of Canada means enjoying colorful and cheerful gardens.
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Before leaving for Canada it will be very useful to read the chapter ‘Generalities’ of the guide Trotamundos, where you will find a variety of practical information: documentation and necessary procedures for the trip, addresses of embassies and consulates, currency, electricity, how much tip is given, how is the climate and what is the best time to travel to the Canadian territory…
Very British, Victoria has transformed its old warehouses into lively bars and restaurants. It is also a good base for exploring the island. Tofino is a fishing port that is a real corner of Eden.
Between British Columbia and Alberta, the highlight of a trip to Canada. Four national parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay). Highway 1 and 93 cross them. If you prefer the train, the 18 hours from Jasper to Prince Rupert is one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world.
What aspires to be the most cosmopolitan city in the world, hides behind its cold and gray appearance, pleasant alleys, parks with squirrels, restaurants and adorable bars and a vibrant nightlife.
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Located in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, Montreal is actually one of the five largest French-speaking cities in the world. Montreal is undoubtedly a multicultural city, different from the rest of Canada and from what you usually see in the main capitals of the United States, and you will surely take away unforgettable memories. Be inspired by the French cuisine, its culture, history, the main attractions, museums and the best tourist attractions in Montreal that you can find.
Montreal is a city with many points of interest and therefore, so you do not get lost among all its offer, (especially if you have few days) these are our recommendations that you have to visit if or if in the city:
If you like gastronomy, you should not miss the opportunity to go to the maissoneuve market, on the other hand if you want to live an experience in style, you should include in your plans the possibility of skiing in Montreal or going to its famous casinos.