Montreal- Canada’s Cultural Hub
The second biggest city in Canada and the biggest city in the Quebec province, Montreal received its name from the ‘Mount Royal’ that adorns the centre of the city. Also known as the ‘City of Mary’, the city’s name has its origin from the French Ville-Marie. As on 2011, the city had a population of 1,649,519, proving the fact that is one of the most livable cities in the world. Also considered the cultural capital of Canada, it was also bestowed as the UNESCO City of Design.
From fashion to furniture, architecture to culture, Canada boasts of a bling that is irresistible for many who have a flair for style and elegance. Setting the trend for the world, the city is host to some of the top-class brands who design not for the sake of it, but to set a benchmark for the fashion industry.
How to reach Montreal
The city is easily accessible by land, water and air. The Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport operates over 600 flights from across the world, connecting this island city to the major countries in the globe. Cheap flights are available in plenty that boast of state-of-art services. Public transport is the best option of moving around the city. The metro and public transport are quick and safe and can reach you to the major tourist attractions within minutes. If you are fitness enthusiast or wish to view every part of the city, hire a bicycle and move around.
Best time to visit Montreal
Located at the confluence of several climatic regions, the city enjoys four different climates. While summers are warm, hot and humid, the temperature during September (before the arrival of winter) is comfortable and the climate remains mild. Hence, this is considered the best time to visit the city. Winters, however, are marked by a cold and snowy climate, which can be really uncomfortable.
What to do in Montreal
Given the complaisant whether during Spring, most of the activities, fests and concerts are organized during this time. From theatre performances to musical concerts and fashion fiestas, the city buzzes with the glam and the bling. Visited by tourists from across the world during this time, the city is argued to be one of the most popular tourist destinations across the world. Some of the interesting events that are organized here between the month of June and August’ 12 include:
• Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival
• Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
• Grand Prix du Canada
• Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
• MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
• Just For Laughs Festival
• Montréal Fashion & Design Festival
• Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
• STAR WARS Identities
So be there and enjoy the varied cuisines and the vibrant culture of the city for a memorable vacation. But, make sure you have the best vacation travel deals to Montreal, Canada to make the most enjoyable trip to the capital city.