For first timers Montreal can be overwhelming, but when they discover what Montreal has to offer they found the city intriguing and stimulating. Montreal is a hodge podge of everything urbane. Only a few can resist the charm regularly lived in this city of parti-colored characteristics. As one of the most electrifying metropolises in the world, Montreal is known for that extraordinary high-spiritedness of its people. A smorgasbord of sunlit terraces, lively nightlife, luscious gastronomy offerings, cultural diversity and thrilling festivals make Montreal a dream destination for tourists. Montreal is uniquely exhilarating and offers extremely varied entertainment and cultural diversity. A place where people can enjoy the Canadian lifestyle diluted by the right measure of European flair.

Montreal as a city has over the years slowly sprouted around Mount Royal. Some of its community hang along the side of Mount Royal hence the city became famous for its sunlit terraces. On a clear day people can enjoy the spectacular views from mountain lookouts, strategically located all across Montreal. A few says on perfectly clear days the vision is limitless. As an island along the massive St. Lawrence River, the city uses a unique compass which reference St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal as cardinal points. Montréal is always featured for it’s “the only city where the sun rises in the south." It should be noted that when one is downtown, south refers to the St Lawrence River and north is Mount Royal; the west refers to the West Island and the east is the East End. The boulevard Saint-Laurent borders the "east" and "west" and streets rises up "north" in the direction of Mount Royal. Visitors have to take note of this local compass because when the “East” End is the real north and the “West” Island is the real south, this could become extremely confusing.
Montreal’s Tourism Industry

Montreal’s Tourism Industry

Montreal, Quebec, Canada is a famous tourist destination. In fact tourism is vital to the city of Montreal. Almost 8,000,000 overnight visitors and 12,000,000 day trip visitors were recorded to have visited the city in 2010, most of them were from th [...]

Read more...