Historic Moments

The Moments that Shaped Montreal

The moments that shaped Montreal

Rick Andreoli 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. 

However, it doesn’t stop there, as the following centuries have seen rather significant events as well such as Montreal becoming a city and economic and cultural center of Canada, to its continued expansion in the 20th and 21st centuries.