Montreal, in the Canadian Province of Quebec, is around 40 miles from the US border. The Old Port area has an open air ice skating rink, cafes and arts centres. Tour boats are available to tour the port and the St Lawrence River. The Tower at the Olympic Park offers fabulous views across the city. The city is French speaking. Flights to Montreal are available with several airlines, including Continental from Newark, Delta Airlines from New York-JFK and US Airways from Philadelphia. www.tourisme-montreal.org.
The world's largest inland port, Montreal was
founded as a missionary village in 1642, 100 years after Jacques
Cartier discovered the area. The French stayed in control of the
growing settlement until 1760 when the British stepped in, sparking
a now centuries-old French resentment of the British interference.
Despite some undeniable English architectural and cultural
influences, Montreal is today one of the world's largest
French-speaking cities, set on an overwhelmingly English-speaking
continent, and a metropolis of international repute, framed between
Mont Royal and the St Lawrence River.
Olympic Park Montreal
Montreal's futuristic Olympic Park was built
for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and still serves as a showpiece
St Joseph's Oratory Montreal
St Joseph's Oratory is a landmark in
Montreal, its imposing dome on the northwest flank of Mont Royal
visible for miles.
Museum of Fine Arts Montreal
During the past 140 years the Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts has assembled one of North America's finest
encyclopaedic collections, totalling more than 30,000 objects.
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