Montreal, Quebec Canada
Montréal is a fascinating city. Combining the charm of Europe and the energy of North America, this sparkling island on the St. Lawrence River is a veritable hotbed of new trends and expressions and home to some of the world’s finest art, architecture, dining and entertainment.
Eighty distinct ethnic cultures are represented in its population of 3.7 million, ample proof of its right to the moniker ‘international’ city. A world leader in such industries as aeronautics, information technology and biotechnology, the city has also made significant innovations in medicine, multimedia and the arts.
Getting around the city on a day-to-day basis is hassle-free. Its streets, underground pedestrian network, and metro system are safe and easy to navigate. The best way to get to know the city is on foot, through any one of its many colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods – diverse expressions of the inhabitants’ joie de vivre. Montrealers are naturally charming and quite often multilingual. Their spontaneity and ability to welcome visitors has propelled Montréal to its current position of international host city, where some of the world’s most exciting events are held annually. When one considers the urban landscape and its inhabitants, this resulting passion seems only natural!