Explore Montreal's colourful history-from its early days as a fur trading settlement to the modern metropolis it is today-with amazing side-by-side then-and-now photographs and a vivid text in both English and French. Considered North America's most "European" city, Montreal is known for its culture, sophisticated population and amazing architectural history. The latest title in the popular Then and Now series takes readers to Quebec's largest city for an amazing tour of the past and present. A rich historical overview written by Montreal Gazette journalist Alan Hustak describes the city's development from its humble beginnings on the St. Lawrence River to its present incarnation as a vibrant cultural centre of Canada. Captivating pairs of photographs show how Montreal's most important landmarks looked long ago and how they look today. Though much has changed in the city since it was first settled in the 17th century, readers will agree that Montreal's elan will never fade. Montreal Then and Now makes an elegant gift or souvenir for anyone who has ever travelled-or who has dreamed of travelling-to Canada's most charming city.