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Montreal is a city located in the Quebec Province of Canada. As Quebec’s largest city, Montreal also has the distinction of being Canada’s second-largest city, following Toronto. Montreal is situated on the Island of Montreal. Montreal’s port lies at one end of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. This is the river that stretches from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean.
Montreal’s economy is based on commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, tourism, and film. The Canadian Space Agency is located southeast of the city, and Montreal is also home to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Airports Council International, and the International Air Transport Association. Prominent corporations with office space and other facilities in Montreal include Rio Tinto Alcan, Desjardins Group, Bombardier, Canadian National Railway, CGI Group, Air Canada, Air Transat, Cirque du Soleil, Quebecor, Ultramar, and Uniprix.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Montreal, including the Old Montreal quarter which is home to most of the city’s historical buildings. Much of Old Montreal dates to the 17th to the 19th century. There are many museums in the area and it is the perfect place to take a walking tour. Popular dining options in Montreal include La Cage Aux Sports, Juliette et chocolat, Rockaberry, St-Viateur’s, and Fairmount Bagels.
The nearest airport is Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport. Operating domestic flights, this airport is 19 km (12 miles) from the Montreal city centre. Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau is the closest international airport, located just 19 km (12 miles) from Montreal. Local public transport is served by a network of buses, subways, and commuter trains that extend across and off the island.