Montreal is the cultural capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. The second largest city in Canada, it is a city rich in culture and history, has an inordinate number of attractive, fashionably dressed people, and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montreal is home to the second-largest French-speaking population in the western world, with Paris
being the largest.

The Plateau is centrally located just adjacent to the downtown core, so there are numerous ways to access the Plateau. Ave du Parc, Boul. St. Laurent, Rue St. Denis, and Rue Papineau run north/south through the Plateau, and are paralleled by dozens of side streets in between. East/west, Rue Sherbrooke, Ave des Pins, Ave Rachel, Ave Mont Royal, and Boul. St. Joseph bisect the Plateau.


Nightlife Restaurants Activities Festivals & Events
Fridays / Saturdays Shambala Tibetan Restaurant Tamtams, drums of peace Montreal Highlights Festival
St Sulpice / La Boom   Dollar Cinema Montreal Reggae Festival
El Zaz Bar   The Comedy Nest Montreal International Jazz Festival
Sundays:   Indoor Ice Skating, year-round Canadian Grande Prix
Jazz club   Montréal Botanical Garden Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
Mondays:   La Sala Rossa Montreal Highlights Festival
Jazz club     St. Patrick's Parade
Tuesdays:   Park Mount Royal  
Cafe Campus   Park Parc Lafontaine  
Irish Pub      
La Boom / Peel Pub      

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2008 by Jeff Timmons