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Montreal is Canada's cultural giant with over 250 theater and dance companies, a surfeit of over 90 festivals, and a fascinating combination of neighborhoods where artists, writers, and musicians have aiding in building the city's reputation as an arts mecca. The city also has a tantalizing gastro scene, English pubs, bustling food markets and enchanting cafes. Visitors can experience the new and old, including buildings from 1700s Old Montreal or a bicycle tour of the Canal de Lachine. The architectural pan of the city reveals a wealth of historic churches such as the breathtaking Basilique Notre-Dame and modern-day icons like the Stade Olympique and Habitat 67.