Montreal, a compelling mix of French-Canadian and Anglo language and culture, is proof that hybrid vigor works.
Montreal, founded as a fur-trapping town in the 17th century, has become the cosmopolitan heart of Quebec over the following 400 years. Its culture has been profoundly shaped by its francophone and anglophone residents, the Quebecois separatist movement, and its many immigrant communities from around the world. Its historic streets, culinary specialties, and performing arts festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, speak to the city's colorful past and vibrant present. Discover Montreal's multicultural energy with Context's private and small group guided tours.