Montreal is named after "Mount Royal", the mountain named by Jacques Cartier in 1535. Historically, it has been the commercial capital of Canada and the largest city in French-speaking Canada. It is a cosmopolitan place, full of sexy people, great nightlife, and historical attractions. Most people speak both English and French, often switching back and forth in the same sentence (we can it ‘franglais’). Go up ‘the mountain’, see Old Montreal, ride a bike through the city’s parks. There is lots to see and do in Montreal (click the link to my website to get a full guide to Montreal).