In 2011, the population of Montréal (island) was 1,886,481.


Montréal is the only francophone metropolis in North America but this does not preclude diversity. Indeed Montréal is also the most bilingual (French-English) metropolis in the North American continent and, in this city, there are close to 80 languages  spoken.

Cultural diversity

Just over one in three Montréalers was not born in Québec.





See the list of cultural events that will take place during the week of the SUNBELT 2019 Conference. Visit www.mtl.org for more information and suggestions on things to do. 


You can also have a look at the Tourisme Montréal’s Official Tourist Guide online. The Guide will eventually offer mapped neighborhood-by-neighborhood tours of the city and information on shopping, restaurants, guided tours and more. If you would like to visit Montreal's must-see attractions and save up to 395$, download your passport!


Here are some suggestions for activities to discover Montréal

Many of which are in line with our commitment to respect the environment.


Biking tours


Walking tours


Biosphere, Environment Museum

Architectural masterpiece and symbol of Expo 67, the Biosphere is a unique and spectacular structure, located at Parc Jean-Drapeau

in Montréal.


Ecomuseum Zoo

Located on the western tip of the Island of Montreal, the Ecomuseum zoo offers its visitors a unique and natural experience. It is operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society, a not-for-profit organization with a mission that focuses on education, research and applied conservation


Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Seven GPS-based tours to discover the secrets and stories of the Lachine Canal, nearby buildings, and the people who lived this history firsthand.


Maison du développement durable

Guided tours and interpretive trail building -La maison du développement durable.