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Montreal is among the five largest French-speaking cities in the world and the largest bilingual (English and French) city in the world.

Montreal is among the five largest French-speaking cities in the world and the largest bilingual (English and French) city in the world. It is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-largest city in Canada. The official language of Montreal is French.

Population: 1.850.000

Montreal offers the most affordable prices according to Prices and Earnings: A Comparison of Purchasing Power Around the Globe, and It has one of the most efficient transit system, won top awards in 2010 for having the best public transportation system in North America.

It is known as a cosmopolitan City in North America, ranked by British firm QS as best student city in Canada because is a safe place to visit. 

If you are looking for good entertainment options during the evenings, then you will have plenty of options available. The city has a large number of bars, often clustered together in specified drinking zones but separated into French or English speaking places. Theatres will be able to take in performances in a range of different styles.

Montreal's climate is classified as humid continental. The coldest month of the year is January which has a daily average temperature of −10.4 °C averaging a daily low of −14.9 °C. The warmest month is July which has an average daily high of 26.3 °C; lower nighttime temperatures make an average of 20.9 °C.

High humidity is common in the summer which makes the perceived temperature higher than the actual temperature. In spring and autumn, rainfall averages between 55 and 94 millimetres a month.

Some snow in spring and autumn is normal. Similarly, late heat waves as well as "Indian summers" are a regular feature of the climate. Many people visit the city in the autumn for its foliage. 

Travelling around the city is straightforward, thanks to the efficient and comprehensive public transport system. Most destinations are covered by either the metro or the bus network and taxis can be found at several ranks or hailed in the street. 

The metro is usually the most popular as the four different lines serve over 60 stations throughout the city. It is also integrated with the bus service, should your final destination not be covered.

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)    3.00 C$

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)    77.00 C$

Explore the  attractions that make Montreal City some of the most diverse, beautiful and exciting places in Canada.

Basilique Notre-Dame: This thriving Catholic church has a stunning medieval-style interior, don’t miss the fine art paintings in the nave and the impressive Chapelle du Sacre-Coeur hidden behind the altar.

Parc du Mont-Royal: The protected district of Parc du Mont-Royal covers more than 343 acres of forested mountain, providing abundant green spaces, shrubs and flowers, as well as habitats for hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife.

Les Laurentides: (the Laurentians) Are part of a shield of forested peaks enclosed by the Ottawa, St Lawrence and Saguenay rivers, and are best known for their magnificent ski slopes, which roll into sight one hour north of Montreal. 

Rue Saint-Paul: Montreal's oldest street is Rue Saint-Paul, paved in cobblestones and home to many historic buildings such as the Bonsecours Market.

Montreal Biosphere: The Montreal Biosphere is now home to an environmental museum that teaches visitors about sustainable development.

River Surfing: Did you know you could surf in Montreal? There are a few spots on the St. Lawrence River with standing waves that you can actually surf!

Source: http://gocanada.about.com/od/montreal/tp/Old_Montreal.htm

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