The second largest city in Canada located on an island, it takes its name from the triple peaked mountain in the heart of the city – Mont Royal. The old Montreal has a beautiful historic town centre with buildings dating back to the the 17th centre including the famous City Hall modelled on the town hall of Tours, France. The modern part of Montreal is filled with trendy cafes, shops, boutiques and lots going on all year around.
Among the best attractions are the Notre-Dame Basilica, a Gothic church with an unusual colourful interior. Also enjoy stunning views and the extraordinary sculptured gardens at the Mont Royal, Another popular attraction is the Montreal Botanic Garden which covers 185 acres and has several themes including the Chinese with an artificial mountain Garden and The Japanese Garden, where you can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a large koi carp pond.
If you want to explore the surrounding areas a car hire in Montreal is the best option. In less than two hours you could reach Ottawa, the bilingual capital of Canada. With a car hire you are a short distance of the Eastern Townships, a region of Quebec with a unique architectural and cultural heritage including the winery region of Dunham and Granby famous for its zoo.
If you are staying for longer you could even go to the idyllic Laurentian Mountains that border Montreal with thousand freshwater lakes and picturesque villages dot the landscapes.
With a car hire you might even consider a short tript to Boston and New England!
Enjoy your trip!