Montreal is the second biggest city in Canada, and the most populated int the province of Quebec. Its original name was Ville-Mary and it took its current name after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. Historically, Montreal has been the commercial capital of Canada and it remains today an important center of commerce. French is the first language in Montreal, followed by English and other languages, which makes it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city offers a very large range of cultural and sporting activities, as well as entertainment events. The most famous being the Universal Exposition in 1967, the Olympic Games in 1976, the Montreal World Film Festival or the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Canadian Grand Prix.
When visiting the city, do not miss the Olympic park, the old city, the Place Royale, Notre Dame Basilica or the museum of fine arts. Montreal is a green city, full of parks and open spaces. Visitors enjoy the Mont-Rorayl park, Notre Dame Island or Orléans Island.