Welcome to Montreal!

Quick Facts

  • Official language: French
  • Second largest French-speaking city, after Paris
  • Highest concentration of post-secondary students in North America, with 6 universities and 12 junior colleges
  • Every year, Montreal hosts more than 18,000 foreign students from more than 150 countries
  • Montreal is built around Mont Royal, from where the city received its name
  • No building in Montreal can be taller than the cross on the Mount Royal Mountain
  • Montreal is the second largest city in Canada. It was the largest city until sometime in the 70’s when Toronto took over the title
  • Montreal is a UNESCO city of design
  • Montreal’s sister city is Hiroshima
  • Montreal was home to the 1976 Summer Olympics. They were the first Olympics ever held in Canada
  • Montreal has the most number of restaurants per capita in North America, after New York…
  • So, when you visit Montreal don’t miss trying Montreal style bagel, poutine or a smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz’s!

Places to Visit