The bilingual, vibrant and intriguing city of Montréal combines Old World charm and architecture with European culture and North American influences. At only a seven hour flight from the UK Montréal offers easy access to the stunning culture, skiing and scenery of Eastern Canada.
The city is the second largest in Canada and the largest in the province of Québec. Montréal's underground city, thanks to 32km of tunnels in the downtown area, is the largest underground complex in the world, and a welcome place to be during Montréal's cold winter. RESO or La Ville Souterraine in French, connects shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, banks, museums, universities and dozens of other businesses.
The city boasts great diversity in culture and architecture, with the downtown area and the Plateau Mont-Royal seeming worlds apart, yet only metres away. Downtown offers a typical, modern, North American cityscape — think skyscrapers and glass coated buildings. Neighbourhoods such as Vieux Montréal are full of European charm, cobbled streets and town houses — think continental Europe. Montréal is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities and has recently be named a UNESCO City of Design.
Montréal is also known as a festival city, from the Igloofest and Fete des Neiges in the winter to the vast array of summer musical festivals and the largest comedy festival in the world. Montréal is also the birth place of the now world famous Cirque du Soleil. The city has great shopping, museums and even snow-shoeing on Mont-Royal during winter!
Montréal offers a great way to enjoy some of Canada's most vibrant and friendly culture either before or after a trip to the east Canada's most renowned resort, Mont Tremblant. How better to sum up Montréal than joie de vivre.
Tremblant, Québec – Ski Holidays
The most renowned ski resort in Eastern Canada is Mont Tremblant. The resort offers European-style ski in/out accommodation and is full of charm and character, along with Grand hotels such as the Fairmont Tremblant. The resort is just 90 minutes from Montréal, with direct transfers from the airport, so no need to rent a car. Set in the Mont Tremblant National Park, the resort offers stunning views and tree-lined skiing, with a great variety of skiing among the 95 pistes, from beginner through to expert.
Combining skiing in Mont Tremblant with sampling the great culture and lifestyle of Montréal, is a great way of enjoying a holiday to the Canadian province of Québec during winter.