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									Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is located in the southwest region of the province of Quebec,
approximately 168 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Quebec City. The city
rests at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. Montreal’s 360
years of history have left an indelible mark on the vibrant character of the city. It
is a city enhanced by old world charm and a modern style all its own. Today, it is
the second largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec.
Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Over the years,
European flair has blended with North American savvy to create a city with a rich
tradition, a mosaic of cultures, and a passion for the future.

Things to Do

Montreal’s nightlife is particularly dynamic. The most active neighborhoods are
rue St-Laurent, Downtown (Crescent Street, Sainte-Catherine Street), Quartier
Latin (Saint Denis Street), and Plateau Mont-Royal. Restaurants in Montreal are
particularly rich in the contributions from the different cultural communities within
the city.

Local Attractions:

Place des Arts - Featuring an impressive program of music, theatre, dance,
opera, song, comedy, and musicals all year round, Place des Arts, located in the
cultural heart of the city, the Quartier des Spectacles, is Canada’s premiere
entertainment centre. Its five halls total nearly 6,000 seats and its outdoor plaza
plays host to the city’s largest festivals.

Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) - A
superb place to discover the wealth of Québec creativity and leading international
trends. The boutique, bookstore, garden and restaurant add to the experience.
The museum is located on the site of Place des Arts and is linked to the
underground pedestrian network. Discover art created by contemporary artists
using painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture, photography, installation, film, and
video.

Complexe Desjardins - One hundred and ten stores and restaurants, as well as a
grocery store, surround an immense public square where many events are held
year-round. Located in the heart of downtown, cultural events and the
underground city, Complexe Desjardins also gives direct access to the Hyatt
Regency Montréal Hotel.

The following are websites with more information on attractions and tourism in
the area:
       www.tourisme-montreal.org
       www.montreal.com
Important Things to Know:

Language:
English is the official language of Canada, however, French is the official
language of the province of Quebec. Both French and English are on all maps,
signs, and most printed materials. Outside of tourist areas, English is not widely
spoken.

Climate:
The weather in Montreal in April averages 52 degrees F (11 degrees C). Some
light snow and/or rain is typical during the spring.

Time Zone:
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) – Zone 5 (Eastern Time Zone)

Currency:
Canadian Dollar (CAN)

Electricity/Electric Plug Details:
110 – 120V 60HzHz; American-style plug

Measurement:
Metric System

								
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