Montreal and Quebec are the two most important cities in the province of Quebec, and are located in the southernmost part of Canada. Despite not being the capital of the province, Montreal can boast of being the city with the largest number of inhabitants of the region and the second most densely populated city in the country. Apart from being one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world, because of belonging to the province of Quebec, the official language is French vs English, which is mostly spoken in the rest of the country. Today, English is gaining ground in this city, a little more in the south of Canada because of being closer to the United States than its neighboring city Quebec. Montreal was one of the first cities of Canada, and was founded in the seventeenth century. Since then, the inhabitants of this island have multiplied until now, until becoming the city it is today, which is just the union of the former municipalities that formed the island, now creating the urban community of Montreal. A curious fact is that Montreal is located on an island at a confluence of two rivers, the Ottawa and St. Lawrence. This gives the city great singularity.
The city has many natural beauty spots, since it belongs to the province of Quebec, which has 27 national parks. The views from Mount Royal, the heart of the city, are wonderful. This area contains the botanical park of the city and the oratory of San Jose.
Another charm of this open and moving city is its cultural mosaic, like in every big city, which can be seen by strolling through the many districts that Montreal has. The alleys in the parks and districts take us to the old city, the museum of archeology and history, the Cathedral or the old port, that connects the St. Lawrence River with the great Lakes. It is a luxurious and unique city, where creativity and culture co-exist with nature and the festivities. A city where one can give onself up to pleasure.