Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. The city is centered on the Island of Montreal, which got its name from the same origin as the city. The city is situated 196 km east of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km south-west of the provincial capital, Quebec City. Montreal has a warm-summer humid continental climate in the Montréal-Trudeau airport and a hot-summer humid continental climate at McGill University. Summers are warm to hot and humid with a daily maximum average of 26 to 27 °C (79 to 81 °F) in July; temperatures in excess of 30 °C (86 °F) are common. Winters in Montreal bring cold, snowy, windy, and at times, icy weather.
The city is Canada's center for French-language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia, and print publishing. Montreal's many cultural communities have given it a distinct local culture. Montreal Fireworks Festival is the world's largest annual fireworks festival. The city hosts a number of festivals annually. It has a tradition of producing both jazz and rock music. The city has also produced much talent in the fields of visual arts, theatre, music, and dance. Another distinctive characteristic of cultural life is the vibrancy of its downtown, particularly during summer, prompted by cultural and social events, including its more than 100 annual festivals, the largest being the Montreal International Jazz Festival which is the largest jazz festival in the world. Other popular events include the Just for Laughs (largest comedy festival in the world), Montreal World Film Festival, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Nuits d'Afrique, Pop Montreal, Divers/Cité, Fierté Montréal and the Montreal Fireworks Festival, and many smaller festivals.
McGill University is the oldest operating university in Montreal. McGill University is one of Canada's leading post-secondary institutions, and widely regarded as a world-class institution. Université de Montréal from the Montreal Metro station. The institution is the largest university in the city. Université de Montréal (UdeM) is the second largest research university in Canada and ranked as one of the top universities in Canada.