25 Interesting Facts About Montreal

Facts About Montreal

Facts About Montreal

  • Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and the most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec.
  • Montreal was founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or “The City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city.
  • The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which got its name from the same origin as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.
  • Montreal has an Underground City, which is a series of interconnected tunnels beneath the city that run for over 32km.
  • Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the developed world, after Paris.
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded in Montreal was -37.8°C (-36°F) on January 15, 1957.
  • The world’s first recorded indoor ice hockey game was played in Montreal on March 3rd, 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink.
  • The record low with windchill was -49.1°C (-56°F) on January 23. 1976.
  • The city is composed of 19 large boroughs, subdivided into neighbourhoods.
  • Montreal is Canada’s second-largest media market and the centre of francophone Canada’s media industry.
  • Montreal and Paris, France have a Friendship cities status.
  • Montreal is twinned with Algiers, Algeria; Brussels, Belgium; Bucharest, Romania; Busan, South Korea; Dublin, Ireland; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hiroshima, Japan; Lyon, France; Manila, Philippines; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; San Salvador, El Salvador; Shanghai, China; Yerevan, Armenia.
  • The Montreal Canadiens is one of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League and has won an NHL-record 24 Stanley Cup championships.
  • Montreal has the second-largest economy of Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec.
  • The Estimated Population of Montreal is 1.78 million.
  • Montreal has the second-highest number of consulates in North America, serves as the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006.
  • Montreal is home to the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
  • Montreal has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada and the second-highest in North America after New York City.
  • Montréal hosted the first Olympics ever held in Canada in the summer of 1976.
  • Montreal has the second-largest Amusement Park in Canada. It is the largest in the province of Quebec with its 146 acres.
  • The Montreal Subway has 68 stations over four lines.
  • In 1879, the McGill University Hockey Club became the world’s first organized hockey team.
  • Assassin’s Creed, a popular action-adventure video game was created in Montreal by Ubisoft.
  • The cross on Mount Royal is one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks. It was erected in 1643 by Paul de Chomedey.
Facts About Montreal
Facts About Montreal