About Montreal in Canada
Located on Montreal Island by the side of the St. Lawrence River, Montreal is a city built around a mountain whose name is "Mont Real". Montreal is the second largest metropolitan area in Canada . Nowadays, Montreal is an important port and a cultural, commercial, and industrial center in Canada . Montreal is also the second largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Under
the confluence of several climatic regions, the weather varies greatly every year. It has a population of around 1 million.
Montreal has a variety of of tourist attractions, museums, buildings and historic landmarks. In southeast of downtown, it is Old Montreal which is an historic area with attractions, including the Old Port, Place Ville Marie, Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, the Bonsecours Market, and Bourgeoys Museum as well as Notre Dame Basilica. On the top of Mount Royal,
visitors can get the best view of the whole city. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a wide collection of more than 30,000 pieces of painting, prints and drawings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative art and photographs. Montreal Biodome is home to four special ecosystems: lush Tropical Forest, temperate Laurentian Forest, St Lawrence Marine Ecosystem, and the PolarWorlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. Other main attractions include the Underground City, Olympic Stadium, Cap St. Jacques Nature Park and Oka Beach.