Montreal is where everyone keeps it real. Isn’t it obvious ? MontREAL Haha. French is the city’s official language. 59.9 % of its population speak it. However, more of than half of the population speaks both English and French.
In this wonderful city, many events are held. Such as the Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal Fashion & Design Festival and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
Just For Laughs Festival
Every summer, more than 2000 shows, plus 1500 performers amuses the joyful crowd of Montreal. Victor, the green monster, is the festival’s logo. It was designed by Vittorio Fiorucci. The logo is exposed on t-shirts, posters, costumes, event site markers and even inflattable.
This year, Montreal will have the visit of Canada’s very own Russell Peters. The event will be happening on July 5th until July 31st, 2011. Stop being a potato couch and go to the Just For Laughs Festival ! You’ll be laughing until you pee in your pants and from laughing so hard, you’ll feel a six pack coming on !
Montreal Fashion & Design Festival
On McGill College Avenue, the Fashion & Design Festival will be held on August 3rd to August 6th, 2011. Fashion shows, live performances, parties in the city’s well-known bars and lounges and many are planned during that week. This event is a MUST for the fashionistas out there !
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by the Guinness World Records. It has been going for about 30 years and it has been a true success for all these years. Sing along feel the beat with favorite musicians ! It’s an event not to be missed ! Make your calendars now – June 25 to July 4, 2011 !
Other than hosting events, some of Montreal’s main attractions are LaRonde and Old Port.
The La Ronde theme park is where the fun begins. This pleasure ground offers 40 rides and attractions. It includes the Goliath, one of North America’s highest and fastest roller coasters. The Goaliath takes on a tour of the attraction but you don’t even realize it because you’re too caught up in the moment and it goes super fast ! You’re in for a thrill if you visit the La Ronde Theme park !
The Old Port of Montreal is where millions of tourists are at. It has such an interesting story. It has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal. Back in 1611, it was the trading post for French fur traders. It made history. Today, this historical spot offers Montrealers and tourists a wide variety of activities, including Montréal Science Center (with an IMAX theatre)
and the Montreal Clock Tower. Old Port also holds cultural events: Igloofest, Matsuri Japon festival and Festival Montréal en lumière.
Moreover, Montreal has been my hometown ever since I was born. I wouldn’t leave this town to live in another one but if I have to, I would say that it has left a mark in my life. Practically my whole family lives here and we love it here. None of us wants to leave this place ’cause we have so much memories here. I was born in Montreal therefore my soul shall stay in Montreal.
Oui, Oui ! J’aime Montréal ♥