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Montreal offers French flair, historic buildings with exquisite architecture, elaborate public artwork and Metro designs, along with over 50 National Historic Sites. You will be awestruck by the lively Parisian vibe and the flourishing art scene. You will be enveloped in culture in this metropolis. Two events that helped shape Montreal are the World’s Fair in 1967 and the 1976 Olympics. The St. Lawrence River and shores play a large role in industry and estuary as well as tourism and leisure and adventure activities. Although Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, there are plenty of locals that speak English and can help in a pinch.
Although the Mormon religion isn't dominant in Montreal, there is a great deal of Mormon history in Canada. After being established in the 1920's, conversion continued to grow steadily. The Montreal temple serves members from Canada, Vermont and New York.
Old Montreal is a quaint area offering a multitude of sites. Stroll the cobbled streets while admiring the 17th century buildings or maybe hop a horse-drawn carriage. Mount Royal is a must for great views and can double as your workout if you want to hike up the mountain. If you need a break from architecture and museums, stroll through the Jardin Botanique and admire the 185 acres of botanical gardens. If the kids are getting a little restless, make the next stop the Biodome, a living museum, or the Montreal Science Center, which offers hands-on exhibits.
There is food for every taste in this culinary mecca from small eateries to formal restaurants. Two Canadian specialties are smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, both of which can be found at Schwartz's or Main Deli. Down the street at Juliette & Chocolate you're sure to find a tasty dessert that can satisfy any sweet tooth. Montreal is also equally known for it's rotissiere meat, which you can find at Rotisserie Chalet Bar-B-Q or Rotissiere Romados. If you're in the mood for something besides meat, try the pasta at Restaurant Mozza. For hand-rolled, traditional, all-natural bagels, stop by St.-Viateur Bagel to pick up some sesame bagels for the road.