Take an Air Canada flight to Montreal.

For North America with a European feel you can't beat Montreal. The largest city in the province of Quebec, Montreal offers history, scenery, shopping and entertainment. Air Canada flights from London Heathrow take you there direct over the Atlantic.

Air Canada (www.aircanada.com) combine comfort and Canadian charm on their transatlantic flights, with  personal touch-screen TVs and USB ports at every seat. With convenient power outlets nearby, you can finish some work, or enjoy some entertainment during the flight.

Take advantage of the Canada 2012 seat sale and you can grab a return ticket from Heathrow to Montreal from £498 return, including all taxes, fees and surcharges.

Be careful about bandying around the word 'Canada' in Montreal as this region is fiercely proud of its Quebecois identity. Immerse yourself in the French flavour of the city with a stroll through the old town.

Start at the silver-domed Marché Bonsecours on the eastern edge of the old town, an old fruit market that now deals in ornate works of art. Nearby Rue St-Paul is Montreal’s most intriguing street, lined with art galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Montreal's cultural side is exemplified by the Cirque Du Soleil. The world-famous circus began as a group of Montreal street performers, before becoming a global success. Their new shows are developed in their home city, in their yellow and blue big top by the St Laurence River.

Montreal is a city made for wandering, taking in the ever-changing scene of small bars, boutiques, clubs and shops. Head out to the Plateau, the rapidly gentrifying bohemian quarter, where the Montreal music scene still thrives. Hang around the coffee shops, or just stroll around taking the air. Canada has never seemed so creative.




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