Whether you speak French or English, Montreal florists are sure to provide the best flower delivery.
Montreal, Quebec is the second largest city in Canada and next to Paris France is the second largest French speaking city in the world. It was named after Mont-Royal which is a mountain located in the city just north of the downtown area.
Samuel De Champlain established a fur trading post in the area in 1611 but Montreal wasn't established as a city until more than 200 years later. Montreal became a popular destination for Americans looking for alcohol during the prohibition after WWI. Old Montreal is still a popular spot for tourists with its cobblestone streets and horse-drawn caleches, or in English; carriages. Le Parc Du Mont-Royal is one of the city's' largest green spaces and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead who also designed New York's Central Park. The city is home to the now world famous Cirque Du Soleil and also hosts a popular Jazz Fest each year as well as the annual Just for Laughs comedy festival.
Another point of interest is the Montreal flower trade. The Montreal flower market was established in 1972 and is one of three Dutch style flower auctions in Canada. It was created to bring Montreal florists, flower wholesalers and other retailers together with local growers. Marche Floral Interprovincial hosts two auctions each week. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning Montreal flower farmers take their produce to the warehouse at dawn. Montreal flower shop owners, wholesalers and other retailers from across the province of Quebec and parts of Ontario arrive early to watch the flowers coming in to the warehouse, which allows them to examine the merchandise for quality prior to the start of the auction. There are 250 bidding stations set up in the warehouse, each with a desk and an electronic keypad. The merchandise is first shown on a screen and the price starts high and goes down until there is a bidder. The auction starts at 6:30 AM sharp so Montreal florists and those from across the province need to arrive early if they want to check out the product before it goes up for sale. For the Montreal flower shop owners or wholesalers who aren't able to make it to the auction, there is also a presale which allows retailers to purchase product before it is auctioned.
Montreal florists love the market as it allows them to purchase local Montreal flowers at the lowest possible price within hours of the product being cut. The auction is very fast paced with as many as 2,000 transactions per hour. Montreal flower shop owners and other floral professionals are ordinarily back out to start their days by 9:00 AM. You don't need to own a flower shop in Montreal to appreciate the auction. In addition to the other spots worth visiting, the Marche floral Interprovincial is definitely a site to not only see, but also to smell. It is more than worth paying a visit to if you are ever in the Montreal area.
Montreal Sights and Sounds
- Montreal Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique de Montreal)
- L'atelier de sculpture du Village
- Notre-Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame)
- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
- Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal)
- Jean-Talon Market
Sending flowers to loved ones is easy when there are great, reliable local St Hubert florists and Mount Royal flower shops available to help. Our wonderful Riviere Des Prairies florists and flower shops in Longueuil can provide local flower delivery to Montreal and nearby areas. You want to trust local Pierrefonds flower shops or florists in Outremont to send the freshest flowers available. Count on flower shops in Cote St Luc or Dollard Des Ormeaux florists to deliver hand-arranged flower bouquets right to your doorstep. Professional flower delivery from our florists in Delson and local Lasalle flower shops is sure to add a personal touch to your floral gift.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin