Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province and second most-populous city in Canada. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its center – to bohemian Plateau.
Montréal is best experienced while wandering: taking in a street festival, climbing Mont Royal, walking the riverfront or exploring the eclectic boutiques and restaurants of the city’s vibrant, diverse neighborhoods.