Culture - Early in the 20th Montreal was
one of the best known places for jazz. Oscar Peterson
was born in the area so there are many musical shows
and events, plus festivals in Montreal and this is
one of the attractions of Montreal.
You will have everything to pick from, symphony to
opera and ballet, experimental theatre and dance.
This great place is known around the world for fantastic
shows. Cirque du Soleil website: www.cirquedusoleil.com).
Checkl them to see what is playing to enjoy this great
The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
(tel: (514) 842 9951 or 800 361 4595; website: www.osm.ca)
has received honors as one of the top performance
groups in North America and it is a great Montreal
tourist attraction. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de
Montréal is the city’s ballet group (tel:
(514) 849 8681 or 842 2112 (box office); website:
www.grandsballets.qc.ca). Both of these groups perform
at the Place des Arts. The Festival des Arts de St-Sauveur
(tel: (450) 227 0427; website: www.artssaintsauveur.com)
The Place des Arts (tel: (514) 842
2112 or 866 842 2112; website: www.pdarts.com) is
another fine selection of performance halls is home
to all of Montreal’s major performing arts companies.
In the summer this becomes the heart of the festival
area. If you are travelling during the summer this
is the place to be.
Another very interesting Montreal
tourist attraction is that it is one of Canada’s
largest film production centers. Many Hollywood films
have been shot here, including Snake Eyes (1998),
More Tales of the City (1998) and Battlefield Earth
(2000) just to name a few. You never know when you
may see the cameras rolling filming yet another movie
with Montreal as its backdrop.
Whatever you are looking for including great food,
wine and atmosphere, the Montreal
area is tops in all of it You will enjoy all the cultural
aspects of the area, some of the finest in the nation
and the world.