Montreal is a scenic Canadian city that is rich in cultural traditions. It is the country’s second largest city and is located in the south of Quebec province, approximately 60km from the United States border. It is widely regarded as one of the liveliest cities in Canada, with an amazing variety of cultural events, festivals and activity centres to keep visitors engaged all year round.
Paul Chomedey originally founded Montreal as a missionary village in 1642. Prior to that, the place was called Hochelaga and had a large population from the Mohawk tribe. Explorer Jacques Cartier first visited the area in 1535 and by the 18th century, it had been transformed into a major fur-trading town. Before the Montreal Olympics of 1976, the city’s infrastructure was overhauled and various urban development projects were executed. The city has a multi-ethnic population, predominantly made up of people of French and British descent. The city infrastructure includes a commendable mix of walkways, underground shopping complexes, recreational areas, theatres, office and residential apartments, all of which can be easily accessed, even during the snowy winter season. The city also has the world’s largest inland port.