In 2017, Montreal celebrated 375 years of European settlement, the French having settled on the southern shore of Montreal Island in May 1642.  Today the modern city of Montreal is the second most populous municipality in Canada.

Originally named Ville Marie or “City of Mary”, its current name comes from Mont Royal, the triple peaked hill in the heart of the city.

Gatronomy plays a large part in the lifestyle of Montrealers with great restaurants everywhere and presentation top of the line. Be sure to taste a traditional Montreal smoked meat sandwich or order some amazing poutine from one of the many stores dotted around the city.

Exploring the inner city and surrounds is best done by public transit. If you have decided to rent an RV from our location in Montreal, leave it at your campground and take the train or bus. All Montreal's attractions are easily accessible by transit.

If you’re adventurous, try improving your French here – while Montreal is the most bi-lingual city in Quebec, you’re sure to be challenged by some of the signs and most of the menus you encounter.  Above all, enjoy your exploration of Montreal – it’s a world away from ordinary!

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • Old Montreal
  • Saint Joseph's Oratory
  • Mount Royal Park
  • Montreal Tower Observation Deck

Montreal from Above

Discover Montreal from high in the sky as we float plane over some of this city's iconic sights.
Video courtesy of Tourism Montreal

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