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About Montreal

Montreal is the most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous city in Canada. Originally founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or "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. The city is situated 196 km east of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km south-west of the provincial capital, Quebec City.

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Want to know about travelling to Montreal, QC, Canada? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $112 CAD per night.

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It is currently 6:57 PM in Montreal. Montreal uses Eastern Standard Time and also supports Eastern Daylight Time.