Kitchen Magnet Depicting Montreal Landmarks
Commemorate your trip to Montreal with this playful magnet! It features brightly colored drawings of some iconic Montreal landmarks. Clockwise from top left you can see illustrations of Notre-Dame Basilica, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the parklands of Mount Royal, Saint Joseph's Oratory, a Canadian National Railway train engine, the Olympic Stadium, and the Montreal Biosphere. When you add this magnet to your collection you'll be able to remember the fantastic time you had visiting the heart of Canada's Francophone region. Even if you haven't paid a visit to Montreal yet, purchasing this magnet might help you to plan a future vacation there! Printed on durable acrylic, this magnet will give you pleasure for years to come.
Facts About Montreal
Montreal was founded as a colony of France in 1642. After the end of the Seven Years War between France and Great Britain in 1760, Montreal became a part of British North America, of which it was the largest city. Later, when Canada became its own country, Montreal continued to be its economic and cultural hub. Today, Montreal is still a thriving, vibrant metropolis. Located in the southwest corner of Quebec on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Montreal's metropolitan area has a population of nearly 4 million, making it the second largest city in Canada after Toronto. Montreal, like Quebec as a whole, is unique in that most people there speak French rather than the English that is spoken in much of the rest of Canada. The city takes its name from the triple-peaked hill that towers above the skyline, Mount Royal. A climb to its top is quite a trek, but it provides stunning views of downtown Montreal, the river, and the plains and mountains to the south of the city.