Montreal is located in the Quebec region of Canada and is best known for the Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Park and St Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal--the largest shrine dedicated to St Joseph ever built. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most famous museums in Canada and features a large collection of international, contemporary and Canadian exhibits. Elsewhere, the Montreal Botanical Gardens is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens, with a collection of 22,000 different plant species and 10 exhibition greenhouses.
The Plateau Mont Royal district displays several boutiques and quaint cafes. The Vieux-Montréal area features horse-drawn carriages that ride down cobblestone streets, offering a European experience. Public transportation is serviced by the VIA Rail Canada Montreal Station. The Longueuil Ferry, located in the Old Port of Montreal, runs from May to October. The Balade de Vieux Port is a tram that rides past many of the city’s most significant attractions. The city’s airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
You can easily discover 300 years of Montreal’s history by taking the Free Old Montreal Tour, which operates Monday through Thursday. Dieu du Ciel and the Upstairs Jazz Club are highly rated restaurants that provide excellent nightlife experiences. Weather in the city is notoriously varied and can change from rain showers, snow, freezing rain and sunny skies quickly.