|Montreal today |
Montreal was the most prominent Canadian city until the early 1970's, but it lost its position to Toronto. Today it is the second largest city of Canada, and the capital of the province of Quebec. It derives from its early days the rich traditions upon which it has built the blooming urban society of today. Museums, monuments, public spaces, and national days, all are based on its colorful past, and all depict the national pride in the rich and vibrant history of one of the earliest cities of the western world.
Today Montreal is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, on
|Montreal back then|
A city with a rich history that accounts for the multitude of ethnic groups and cultures present in the metropolis of today.
The history of Montreal dates back to several thousand years BC, when the local tribes of the Huron, the Algonquin, the Wendat, and the Iroquis roamed its lands. It was not until the early 16th century that the first European, Jacques Cartier, set foot in a village which was to grow into Montreal - the Place Jacques-Cartier, a large public square in the city, is named after him. Then Samuel de Champlain set up a fur trading post near the village in 1605, but it
|Hotel Le St-James|
Address: 355, rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N9, Canada.Telephone: (514) 841-3111
Location: 901 Square Victoria, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1, Canada.
Telephone: (514) 395-3100
|Hyatt Regency Montreal|
Location: 1255 Jeanne-Mance, PO Box 130, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H5B 1E5.
|Marriott Chateau Champlain|
Location: 1050 de la Gauchetiere West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4C9, Canada.
Telephone: 514 878 9
|Sheraton Le Centre Montreal Hotel|
Location: 1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7, Canada .
|Embassy Suites Montreal|
Location: 208 Saint Antoine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A6, Canada.Telephone: 514-288-8886
|Complexe Les Ailes|
Location: 677 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Downtown, Montreal.Telephone: 514-288-3759
Location: 4 Complexe Desjardins, Montreal.Telephone: (514) 845-4636
Timings: Mondays to Wedne
Location: 1455 Peel Street, Suite 424, Montreal.Telephone: (514) 842-7777
|Montreal Eaton Center|
Location: 705 Ste-Catherine W., Downtown, Montreal. Website: http://centreeaton.shopping.ca/cambridg
Location: 3003, boulevard Le carrefour, Laval.Telephone: 450-687-1360
Location: 300 rue Bridge, Montréal.Telephone: (514) 938-5170
Timings: Mondays to Fridays 10a
|Salon de l'Auto/International Motor Show|
Annual car show held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in late January. Car manufacturers from
Music festival started in 2000, featuring electronic, vocal trance, experimental pop music. Attracts
|Festival du nouveau cinéma|
A revolutionary film festival, aimed at promoting new film makers, filming ideas and techniques, and
|Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade|
Saint Patrick is widely revered as one of the patron saints of Ireland, and the republic of Ireland
|St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival|
One "hot" festival. Hundreds of large hot-air balloons of different types and colors, some
|Fete de St-Jean-Baptiste|
Celebrated on the 24th of June each year as a national holiday in all of Quebec, to mark solidarity
Location: 1840, rue Beaubien est, Montreal.Telephone: 514-722-2175
Timings: Open lunch and di
|Curry House (Indian)|
Location: 1433 Bishop, Montreal.Telephone: 514 845 0326
Timings: Open lunch and dinner.
|Restaurant Las Americas (Latin American)|
Location: 51, rue Saint-Zotique Ouest, Montreal.Telephone: 514-274-7303
Timings: Sundays to
Location: 511 Villeray, Montreal, Quebec H2R 1H5, Canada Telephone: 514-495-1999
Location: 3619 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal.Telephone: (514) 843-7853
Timings: Open 8:30pm to
|Le Bilboquet (Ice Cream/Sherbet)|
Location: 1311 Bernard W, MontrealTelephone: 514-276-0414
Timings: Open daily from 11am
-LocationMontreal, Quebec, Canada.
Three dialing codes are in use in Montreal: the older 514, the more recent 438, and the 450 code for nearby, off-island regions. These codes are to be used before any local number, whichever district you are calling from. If dialing from outside Montreal, you should add a 1 before your number, for example, 1-514-XXX-XXXX.
Quebec Poison Control Centre 1 800 463-5060
Montreal Police (514) 280-2222
Gas/Odour Detection (514) 598-3111
Info-Crime Québec 1 800 711-1800
Sexual Assault (514) 934-4504
Alcoholics Anonymous (514) 376-9230
Depressed Anonymous (514) 278-2130
Drugs: Help and Referrals (514) 527-2626
Suicide-action Montréal (24hrs) (514) 723-4000
Spousal Abuse (514) 873-9010
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