(Aside from the fact that with more 1.5 million people it is considered the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris):
1. There are about 300 miles of bicycle trails in Montreal, meaning you can go almost anywhere on a bike. Above, riding along the La Chine Canal. Bottom, crossing the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
2. There are surfers in Montreal, surfing the standing waves of the mighty St. Lawrence River.
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