The voices of Montréal!
Montreal was discovered by French explorer Jaques Cartier in 1535 and was named l'île de Mont-Real by Samuel de Champlain in 1632. Beginning as a fur trading post, Montreal quickly developed into a buzzing settlement for newcomers to North America. Although initially inhabited only by colonists from France, by 1760, Montreal was a full-fledged British colony after the Seven Year War, and the English began to infiltrate the city. With serious racial, religious and language tensions between the French and the English, residents of the island had to find a way to live harmoniously, while maintaining their individual values. The result is today's Montreal; a milieu for two languages and cultures, French and English, to appreciate and respect each other.
Montreal is a city everyone can enjoy. Boasting a population of almost two million people, the city is a diverse, multicultural place, alive, vibrant and colourful. With so many interesting things to do and see, life is rich and full in every season.
Explore new trends in exercising and discover the diversity of gyms Montrealers can join.
Get involved in the various volunteer opportunities available to Montrealers, including Fédération des centres d'action bénévole du Québec and Katimavik.
Discover the most prominent parks in Montreal, the details on goings-on throughout the year.
Read articles on Montreal's favorite hockey team, cross country skiing, go-karting, movie theatres, and much more!
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Image source: Richard Jefferson, Flickr, 2011.