Rick Andreoli Montreal History

A blog dedicated to the rich history of Montreal

Montreal native Rick Andreoli has quite a deep passion for his town’s history.

From the fascinating early years of European contact with Jacques Cartier and the golden era of fur trading with the North West Company to Montreal’s official ascension to city status and many more important historical events in the 20th and 21st century, Rick Andreoli urges people to learn more about what he considers to be Canada’s greatest city.


Rick mentions that given Montreal’s 800-year history, there are countless events that have shaped the great city.

From the first settlers who were the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the first European to have reached the area, Jacques Cartier, to the golden era of fur trading brought about the North West Company, the early centuries of Montreal already hold countless tales to tell.


Montreal has seen some the greatest trailblazers and legends in its 800-year history.

He believes that there is so much to learn about Montreal, the greatest city in Canada, from its history to its monuments and its people.


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