Easily accessible to North Americans, multicultural Montreal protects its centuries-old French cultural heritage while welcoming immigrants and embracing the new and the modern. As one example, the city's sleek metro system encourages visitors to pause and admire the distinctive artwork and design at each station, while remaining the fastest and cheapest way to explore the city. Explore its vast underground on an organized tour and then discover a culinary paradise above ground as you sample pastries, pies and poutine. Work it off climbing Mont-Royal and enjoy the panoramic city views at the top. Take advantage of a weaker Canadian dollar to visit the city that has been coined the 'Pearl of Canada.'