A city of southern Quebec, Canada, on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River. Named after Mount Royal, a hill at its center, it was founded by French missionaries as Ville-Marie-de-Montréal in 1642 and grew rapidly as a fur-trading center and starting point for western exploration. The English captured the city in 1760. Today Montreal is a major Canadian port and a cultural, commercial, and industrial hub.
City & seaport in SW Quebec, Canada, on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
This island: 201 sq mi (521 sq km)
Origin of montreal
Fr Montréal, after Mont Royal, Mount Royal, at its center
The Literary Garland (Montreal, 1838-1850), edited by John Gibson, was for some time the only English magazine published in Canada.
of Montreal, on the left bank of the St Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk, and Brockville & Westport railways.
(1800); McGill University, Montreal, Que.
"HENRI BOURASSA (1868-), French Canadian politician, was born in Montreal Sept.
The first hold of the Athabasca region was gained by Peter Pond, who, on behalf of the North-West Company of Montreal, built Fort Athabasca on river La Biche in 1778.