5 Reasons to Visit Montreal

Canada, Montreal Guide (B): 5 Reasons to Visit Montreal

Ask anyone to name cities in Canada, and they'll probably come up with the Big 3: Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal. So far I've conquered 2 of them, but living remotely close to Montréal gives me an advantage of exploring the streets of the biggest French-speaking city of my new homecountry with a greater detail. The contrast to Québec City is huge: where Québec is all about history, provincial governance and big distances, Montéal is a tightly structured metropolis of 1,6 million inhabitants with something for everyone, even if shopping for moose T-shirts and strolling through the touristic Old Town is not your thing.

Québec City has a small and picturesque centrum with its 400-year old buildings, but stepping outside of this Unesco-protected area is rather difficult due long distances and the lack of diverse public transportation. Luckily, this isn't the case with Montreal, where many things worth seeing are of a walking distance from each other - and if not, the underground with its 4 metro lines will surely take you there. Montréal is the 2nd biggest city of Canada (yes, bigger than the capital of the country), but with a 1-day transportation pass of 10$ it's easy to flounder through some of the most interesting attractions in just a day or two. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Reasons to Visit Montreal
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mount Royal Park Rue Ste-Catherine West Old Port Cirque du Soleil Botanical Garden
Author: Melissa Syvänen
Read it on author's website: http://land-incognita.blogspot.md/2015/10/5-reasons-to-visit-montreal.html

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