A Portraiit of Montréal
An irresistible blend of European charm and North American effervescence, Montréal's architecture enchants the visitor with its harmonious contrast of old and new.
With some 3.7 million inhabitants and 80 distinct ethnic cultures, Montréal is a resolutely international city. A world leader in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics, information technology and biotechnologies, the city is also renowned for innovation 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 subway 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, always ready to strike up a conversation and share a moment of friendship.
This spontaneous hospitality has made Montréal the site of many exciting international festivals, which — much like the city and its inhabitants — are a manifestation of pure passion!