• Montreal
  • Québec
Montreal as seen from the sky

Montreal is situated on the Island of Montreal in the St. Lawrence River. The area that forms Montreal has long been inhabited — there is evidence that First Nations peoples have lived on the island for as long as 4,000 years. Modern-day Montreal is a booming metropolis with over 1.6 million residents, making it the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. In the summer, various festivals make the city come alive, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Francopholies and Just for Laughs.