Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Montreal, Canada November 2009

This November we traveled north to visit Montreal, Quebec in Canada. It was the kids first trip outside the United States. We drove due north through beautiful Vermont State. On both our trip to and from Montreal we stopped for lunch at the Vermont Brewery & Pub in Burlington. While in Montreal we stayed in a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment owned by and located above the Dieu du Ciel Brew Pub. The apartment had a complete kitchen which made our trip much easier. The Dieu du Ciel brewpub had a great selection of beers. I recommend the stout!

Montreal Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. The city gets it's name from Mont-Royal, a triple peaked hill located at the center of the city. The official language on Montreal is French. According to a 2006 census 57% of the population of Montreal have French as their first language. We had the opportunity to try out some of the French we have been studying. While almost everyone we met spoke at least some English all the signs and directions were in French.

1 comment:

  1. Montreal is a great city to visit, and a great place to live. If you visit again, be sure to check out Old Montreal. And if you travel to the west end or downtown you will meet more people who speak Engoish as their mother tongue.