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French-speaking Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. It offers an upscale and trendy vibe, as well as appealing to those looking for a bohemian and eclectic city, with plenty of independent stores and restaurants to browse. Montreal has four very distinct seasons, with hot and humid summers, giving into breathtaking falls and frigid winters.
Just a short distance from the Laurentians, and a winter that offers snowfall from November through March, the city has established itself as a great base for ski and winter sports enthusiasts. Visitors and its 1.6 million population have diverse cultural and entertainment opportunities from which to choose, with Montreal boasting the selection and quality of theaters, restaurants, museums and shops befitting of a sophisticated big city.