Nestled between the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, Montreal is the world's largest French-speaking city outside Paris. That makes it a natural haven for Francophones, and Montreal wears its French influences with pride – from the architecture of Old Montreal to the superbly crafted French cuisine in its suitably impressive high-end restaurants.
Meanwhile, Toronto is strung out along the shores of Lake Ontario like a sprawling monument to commerce. Canada's largest city and its thriving commercial hub, this metropolis was formed by the merger of five smaller cities. Today, Toronto offers a dizzying mix of old neighbourhoods, exciting entertainment precincts and countless cultural attractions.
Enjoy Old Montreal's ambiance at...
- Vieux-Port – the city's famous old port.
- Spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica.
- Pedestrian-friendly Place Jacques-Cartier.
Explore the neighbourhoods of…
- Downtown Montreal, the city's core.
- The Plateau – a creative hub.
- Island-dwelling Parc Jean-Drapeau.
More Canada inspiration:
Secret hangouts: Chefs' Guide to Montreal Dining
Toronto: A World Within A City
See a new perspective of Toronto from...
- The observation deck of CN Tower.
- A genuine Toronto streetcar.
- The light-filled Eaton Centre.
Get outdoors and enjoy…
- The sprawling Lake Ontario shoreline.
- A Toronto Blue Jays baseball game.
- A bicycle trip around the West End.