Montreal is the second biggest city in Canada, and the largest in Quebec. Officially French-speaking, the city is an amazing place to visit - its history as Canada's financial stronghold in the 19th and 20th Centuries has left it with a huge variety of beautiful architecture and cultural attractions. The French-speaking population also gives the city a European flavour very hard to come by in North America. To get the most from your stay, there are a huge number of very reasonably priced holiday rental apartments all over the city - and this accommodation makes Montreal great for kids, a fantastic family friendly destination!
Montreal is not a city for sun worshippers, the temperature rarely gets above 26 degrees even at the height of Summer, and of course it can get incredibly cold during the winter months, with heavy snowfall common. Whatever the weather, it's a fascinating city to explore, and you should take the family straight to Old Montreal, the area around the Old Port. There's a Science Centre, the City Hall, the fabulous Bonsecours Market and even the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica to admire, and the Old Port itself with its opportunities for cycling, roller-blading and even Segway rentals. There's also a lot of boats to hire for those budding sailors in the family! Bear in mind that it can get pretty busy, as the Old Port receives around seven million visitors every year. You should also head to the Place des Arts, where several theatres and concert venues jostle for space around a large square downtown. If the Montreal Symphony Orchestra are playing, it really is your duty to take the entire family along if at all possible.
With apartments available all over Montreal for less than £1,000 a week for families of up to six, and as little as £500 for a family of four, the city represents a surprisingly good value holiday destination. Being a thoroughly modern city, the vast majority of these rental apartments are fully equipped with entertainment systems, wireless broadband, air conditioning and so on. These features might not be what you are looking for on a relaxing holiday, but they will certainly help keep younger family members entertained if the weather breaks for a day or two during your stay. Holiday rental apartments in Montreal will help you to get the most out of the city for all your family by placing you right at the heart of bustling, vibrant communities.