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The second largest city in Canada, Montreal is a city rich in culture and history and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking (as a mother language) city in the world, behind Paris.

Old Montréal contains the vast majority of historical buildings, most dating from the 17th - 19th century, and many museums. At night several of the buildings are beautifully lit up. Le Plateau combines scenic residential streets with hip shopping and dining. Parc Jean-Drapeau, site of the 1967 World's Fair, is now devoted to green spaces and a large outdoor concert venue. There is also the Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit, home of the Montreal Formula 1 Grand Prix. An artificial beach, a huge outdoor pool complex, and the Montreal Casino are also located on or around the park. A few kilometres Metro ride to the north, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve offers the Olympic Stadium, Insectarium, Jardin Botanique, and Biodôme. The beautiful and immense Parc du Mont-Royal tops the "mountain" (at 232 metres, it's more like a hill) that overlooks all of Montreal and lends the city its name.

The Rialto Theatre is one of the most iconic buildings of Montreal. Its graceful proportions and elegant details are a delight to behold. For too long the theatre had laid dormant and unused. Recently, it has been reanimated and revitalized. It is a center for the performing arts: open and inclusive, multilingual and multicultural, grounded in the present yet not afraid to wink at the past. The Rialto hosts tours, events, plays, bands, movies and more.

Montreal has a bewildering variety of festivals, ranging from one-day ethnic fairs to huge international productions running two weeks or more. They are generally held in the summer and autumn, though increasingly they can be found throughout the year. The Montreal International Fireworks Competition features full-length fireworks displays, accompanied by orchestral music, by national teams from about a dozen countries around the world. Although the hot seats are inside the La Ronde theme park, the fireworks are visible from pretty much any clear space or rooftop in the centre of the city.

Montreal is a culinary mecca and has a huge variety of food options, from diners and fast food to low-cost ethnic restaurants to haute cuisine. The city was recently ranked 2nd best dining city in North America after San Francisco and ahead of New York. The large local Jewish population has contributed local specialties including huge smoked meat sandwiches (beef brisket) (Schwartz's is undisputably the most authentic smoked meat restaurant) and small, crusty bagels (the undisputed classic bagel places are St-Viateur's and Fairmount Bagels). Other specialties are "all-dressed" pizza (pepperoni, mushrooms and green peppers), pizza and spaghetti with smoked meat, and Québécois favorites like split pea soup and poutine.

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