- Country: CanadaMontreal is a city of immigrants that has become Quebec Province's economic and cultural center. Note: Montreal is a French speaking city but, since it is still part of Canada, most residents speak English quite well; however the separatist issue is still a persistent feature of the city, in other words, Montreal takes pains to retain this linguistic heritage.
Two airports serve Montreal
Dorval, 22.5 km (14 miles) west of downtown ? for most domestic, US and overseas flights.
Mirabel, 55 km (34 miles) northeast of downtown ? for most charter flights and private aircraft.
Metro Rapid Transit
STM, Montreal Metro, is a great integrated public transit system anchored by 65 light rail/subway stations spread out along four metro lines.
Montreal's Gare Centrale (Central Station),north of Place Bonaventure in downtown, is the terminal al for VIA Rail Quebec City-Windsor route. Blvd. de Maisonneuve E, in the Quartier Latin, just outside the university.
The Station Central de l'Autobus (Central Bus Station) is the terminal for most inter-city bus transport.
Jacques Cartier was the first European to set foot on the island of Montreal, but it wasn't until 1642 that a permanent…