By: Emily Hanover

Montreal is known for its many attractions

Montreal has lots of museums and monuments to visit. One of the most popular attractions are the Botanical Gardens.

How Montreal was founded

Montreal was founded on May 17, 1642 by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Montreal was pivotal to Canadian development. It's location overlooks the St. Lawrence River made it possible for the city to commerce throughout the region. Without Montreal the Maritimes and upper Canada would be cut off from each other, which makes Montreal the most important city in Canada.
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