Montreal, "The Paris of Canada," is situated on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Within its long and rich history, this city reveals an Iroquois settlement, fur trading, capture by the English and, during the U.S. Prohibition, a brief stint as a destination for Americans looking for fun across the border. Today, that sense of fun and liveliness remains, rendering Montreal Quebec's cultural capital and providing visitors with entertainment options galore.
Considered an essential stop on any North American concert tour, Montreal plays host to some of the biggest names in the music industry. Fans can catch live performances at popular Montreal ticket venues such as Metropolis or the Bell Centre (or Centre Bell, if you're a French speaker, as many here are). Parc Jean-Drapeau, which once hosted a World Fair, is another favorite place to catch live music in an outdoor setting.