Montreal, in the southwest of French-speaking Quebec, is a diverse and cosmopolitan island city. Taking its name from Mount Royal—the mini-mountain right located in the city center—Montreal boasts a rich history and still exudes old-school European elegance; nowadays it’s also renowned for its unbridled creativity, innovative cuisine, and vibrant festivals.

    Climb to Mount Royal’s summit and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the island of Montreal and St. Lawrence River. St. Joseph’s Oratory, Canada’s largest church, is located on the mountain’s northwestern slope, with 99 steps leading to its entrance.

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      Our Montreal Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Canada. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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