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Now that the royal wedding is over and Will and Kate are back from their exotic honeymoon, it’s time for them to get down to business. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are gearing up for their first royal tour – and they’re heading to Canada. In honor of Prince William and Princess Catherine’s nine-day whirlwind through five Canadian provinces and seven cities, we wanted to highlight each of their stops and let you in on some of the best attractions to visit in each, in case you want to follow in the royal tour footsteps this summer.
This eclectic city will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 2. If you're planning to make a visit to Montreal this summer, there's lots to see and do.
Why visit: Montreal has it all – great energy, world-renowned restaurants, thriving night life, eye-popping architecture and enough shopping opportunities to keep even the most cutting-edge fashionista happy.
What to see and do
Jardin Botanique: Wander through the world's third-largest botanical garden and experience plants, trees and flowers from all over the world.
Biodôme de Montréal: Get up-close and personal with 4,800 animals from 230 different species. The Biodôme expertly recreates some of the most interesting and beautiful eco-systems in the world.
Christ Church Cathedral: Don't miss a chance to check out this breathtaking example of neo-gothic architecture in the heart of the city, completed in 1859.
Avenue du Mont-Royal: A prime location for shopping, eating and people-watching, this bustling street is the one you want to visit for a true taste of the city and all it has to offer.
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