You’re about to experience a city whose passion, joie de vivre, and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montréalers love to greet visitors and show off their city’s charms, so expect a very warm welcome. It’s like a taste of Europe right in North America.
Enjoy … à la Montréal.
Montréal is an island covering an area of over 300 miles and is home to more than 3 million inhabitants.
The Montréal–Trudeau International Airport is a direct flight of less than three hours from Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. The city has direct flights from some 40 carriers to over 130 international destinations.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their legendary Bed-In in Montréal at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth hotel from May 26 to June 2, 1969.
A popular local snack is “poutine” (French fries with cheese curds topped with gravy)—absolutely delicious!
In total, 80 languages are spoken in the Montréal region, including French, English, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Creole, and Vietnamese.
The “underground city” has over 18 miles of pedestrian walkways, indoor areas, and tunnels linking 10 métro stations, two train stations, two bus stations, 62 buildings, seven major hotels, 1,615 apartments, 200 restaurants, 1,700 boutiques, 37 movie theatres and exhibition halls, two universities, one college, and 10,000 indoor parking spaces.