Fun and interesting facts about Montreal


Montreal is a large city located in the province of Quebec. The name originates from Mount Royal, the mountain that is the most famous landmark. There are many things to do here so that it will suit anyone’s taste. Whether you like cycling, enjoying gourmet foods, or just soaking up the good views, this is the right palace for you. The city never fails to surprise us, so there might be some things that you didn’t know before. We compiled the list of top fun facts about Montreal. Make sure not to miss it!

Montreal seen from the Old Port

1. Famous for the maple syrup production

Montreal is located in Quebec, the home of the maple syrup production industry. Around 85% of the world’s maple syrup is produced here. This industry generates $350 million of revenue every year. They keep the traditional process of making that has been passed from the locals.  Next time you pour the golden goodness over your pancakes, remember that it is produced in Quebec.

2.Video game hub

Video game enthusiasts will be happy to find out that Montreal is the third-largest producer in the world. No wonder, as many tech companies are based here. The industry giants such as Ubisoft and Strategy First produce their games in Montreal. Also, sites like comeon casino Canada are becoming extremely popular.

However, this isn’t the only branch of the tech industry. A vast number of tech startups emerged to create tech solutions that satisfy customers’ needs. However, growth doesn’t stop here. The province is investing in the tech industry, so it is likely that it will grow in the future.

3. Bike-friendly city

If you happen to be a biking enthusiast, then this fact will amaze you. Did you know that you can explore every corner of the city with a bike? There are 350 kilometres of paths, which make conquering Montreal by bike very easy. Hop on your bike, check the bike map, and explore the city as you have never done it before. Whether you want to use the bike as an eco-friendly alternative and cheap transport option or explore the city, be sure that the paths make it easy for you.

4. Small skyscrapers

Montreal is one of the Canadian cities that doesn’t have huge skyscrapers. This sounds perfect if you want to enjoy the view and see the whole city from Mount Royal. However, this isn’t just a coincidence. The local authorities have imposed a rule for building in the city. It states that the maximum height for each building is 233 metres, but is lower for certain parts of the city. With this, there is no building higher than the mountain, which will block the lovely views.

5. Famous movie scenes

If you walk down the streets of Montreal, you might see a filming crew doing their thing. This means that you have likely witnessed the creation of a scene in a Hollywood movie. This is a very common thing in the city. X-Men and many other Hollywood blockbusters have been filmed on the city streets.

Next time you stroll around, be sure to keep your eye on this. You never know when you will spot a famous Hollywood actor.

6. Restaurant city

Did you know that Montreal has the largest number of restaurants per capita in the country? The culinary city is a dream destination for all foodies out there. No wonder, as there are lots of delicacies to be tried. Many foods have been named after Montreal, such as the unique bagels. Topped with smoked meat, they are a famous delicacy across Canada.

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