A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montréal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining.
From season to season, day and night, Montréal pulses with activity. Known for its many festivals, the city hosts a diverse array of events, exhibitions and gatherings for the thousands of culture, nature and thrill seekers. While masterful chefs continue to elevate Montréal’s reputation as a gourmet destination, creative artists and artisans draw admirers in droves to the haute couture ateliers, arts galleries and charming boutiques that line the city streets.
For a city the size of Montréal, its streets, vast parks, underground pedestrian network and metro system are safe and remarkably easy to navigate. Often the best way to get to know a city is on foot: walk through any one of Montréal’s colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods and you’ll discover an abundance of markets, boutiques, restaurants and local cafés—diverse expressions of the inhabitants’ joie de vivre. Their spontaneity and ability to welcome visitors have propelled Montréal to its current position of international host city, where some of the world’s most exciting events are held annually.