Montreal is situated in the southern part of the province of Quebec. It is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. It is unique from many other Northern American cities in that its official language is French. This has resulted in many calling the city a blend of European and Northern American cultures. It is also named a UNESCO city of design. Below are five destinations you will want to be sure to see while visiting this unique city.
Old Montreal is where the original French settlers decided to create their city. The feel of Old Montreal is very French with many very well preserved structures and cobblestone streets. There is also some remnants of the original city wall which can be seen in Old Montreal.
The Underground City
Connected to Montreal's intricate subway system is also a kind of underground city. This contains many shops and food shops to grab a bite to eat. It was designed to allow city dwellers a way to walk around the city safe from the harsh winters common to Montreal above ground.
Mont Royal Park
Mont Royal Park was designed in the 19th century by the same guy who designed Central Park in New York's Central Park. Located in the center of the park is a 100ft tall cross which lights up at night.
This Catholic church was built in the early 19th century in the style of Gothic revival. It is still a functioning church and is open to the public. Inside of the church there are also an impressive collection of religious themed paintings you'll want to be sure to see.
If you want to get out of the city for a day Les Laurentides is the place to go. Les Laurentides is a stretch of mountain slopes with magnificent ski courses and various lodges. There are also some hiking trails where you can observe the breath taking Canadian wilderness.