Montreal is located in the southwest of the province of Quebec, approximately 275 km southwest of Quebec City, the provincial capital, and 190 km east of Ottawa, the federal capital. It also lies 550 km northeast of Toronto, and 625 km directly north of New York City. The city is located on the central and eastern portions of the Island of Montreal at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. The port of Montreal lies at one end of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which is the river gateway that stretches from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean.
For over a century and a half, Montreal was the industrial and financial centre of Canada. The variety of buildings included factories, warehouses, mills, and refineries, which provide a legacy of historic and architectural interest, especially in the downtown area and the Old Port area.
Montreal is the cultural centre of Quebec, and of French-speaking North America as a whole. The city is Canada's centre for French language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia and print publishing. The Quartier Latin is a neighbourhood crowded with cafés animated by this literary and musical activity.
Guided visits describe the prisoners' living conditions, the building's architecture and the political motivations of the Patriotes.
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The Darling Foundry is a contemporary art centre showcasing various forms of modern art.
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Located in the heart of dynamic Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, the Agora de la danse is an integral part of Montréal's cultural and artistic life.
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TOHU functions as a creative and performance centre for the circus arts.
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The Chapel and the Museum display objects related to the early beginnings of the colony in the 17th century.
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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal is a dance company which performs a wide repertory and invites prestigious international ballet companies each year to Place des Arts.
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Built in 1912, Le Théâtre Corona is now the center of a neighbourhood in full transformation.
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The Centre d’histoire de Montréal hands you the key to Montréal’s multiple identities.
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The only Montréal gallery exclusively dedicated to Inuit art.
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This gallery features contemporary art from Québec, Canada and other parts of the world.
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Artefacts, photographs and documents testify to the Holocaust and to the devastation brought on by prejudice.
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This museum is devoted to the history of Montréal’s industry and labour.
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The Opéra de Montréal, founded in 1980, is the largest francophone opera company in North America and is among the 15 most important opera houses on the continent.
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A designated heritage venue, Sault-au-Récollet Historic Site is a treasure trove unto itself.
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The Orchestre Métropolitain’s mission is to make classical music accessible to a wide public and to support artists from Canada and encourage young talent from across the country.
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