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Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and also happens to be a vibrant metropolis, rich in history and culture, kindly regarded as one of the world's most livable cities. Immigrants from all over the world have turned Montreal into an amazing mix of influences—evident in the mouthwatering cuisine, buzzing nightlife, and a relevant arts scene. Montreal offers accommodation suited to any budget and guests in Montreal hotels are guaranteed an amazing and unique experience. Montreal is the ultimate party city and is home to amazing symphonies, museums, historical architecture, casinos, and the amazing Olympic Stadium. For the more active traveler, Montreal offers excellent water sports such as kayaking and fabulous skiing.
Montreal Quick Picks and Tips
Montreal is known for several international conventions including the Go Global Expo, the Salon Experience, and the Real Estate Tradeshow. The most popular convention Centre is the colorfully-sheathed Palais des Congres.
Montreal can be described as a culinary all-you-can-eat banquet with influences from all over the world. Visit Schwartz's for the famous smoked meat or enjoy a tasty bagel at St-Viateur's.
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The Just for Laughs festival, held in the Latin Quarter, is the world's top international comedy festival where most (if not all) the major voices in comedy congregate and perform special programs at nightclubs, live venues, and theaters.
Montreal is still relatively affordable compared to other cities. The Rue Sainte-Catherine is one of the main shopping destinations with malls and shops selling almost anything while Rue Saint-Denis features the high-end fashion boutiques.
The most popular sport in Montreal and Quebec is hockey, with the Montreal Canadiens being the local team, skating in front of their rabid fan-base at the Bell Center.