Montreal is served by two international airports: Montreal Trudeau Airport, 21 km from the centre, and Mirabel Airport, 43 km. The city is also accessible by train, bus, or ferry on St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers.
Montreal has many huge underground shopping complexes that are easy to access from underground stations. The busiest shopping street is Rue Ste-Catherine (“1000 shops street”). Rue Saint-Denis has fashionable boutiques, while Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal offer sprawling department stores.
The best time to visit the city is autumn, which is mild, dry, and long, starting in mid-August.
Montreal has two official languages, English and French.
Beaver Tails is a Canadian dish. The fried dough is stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail, then garnished with toppings such as Nutella, whipped cream, and Oreo biscuits.