Montreal – One of Canada’s Most Vibrant Cities

A business hub and eclectic center of arts and fashion, Montreal is Canada’s second largest city. It was incorporated in 1832, but its colorful history dates back to nomadic occupation 2,000 years before the arrival of the Europeans.

As you search online for information about Quebec’s largest city, have you ever considered what phrases people use to hone in on this vibrant center? Dynamic new technology provides insights into online search behaviors. These query investigations always garner interesting and sometimes surprising results; this search study on Montreal is no exception.

Montreal, Canada – Eclectic Flavor Reflected in Searches

The most commonly searched phrases revealed in Graph 1 below are not altogether surprising. “Bank of Montreal” tops the list with just over 100,000 searches. Founded in 1817, the Bank of Montreal is Canada’s oldest bank with more than 1,100 branches across Canada.

Canada’s national sport is referenced in second place, with “Montreal Canadiens” recorded 57,101 times. By the way, did you know that as one of the original six NHL teams, the Montreal Canadiens have won more Stanley Cups than any other team in history?

Rounding out the top three is “Montreal Gazette”, one of Montreal’s leading newspapers. Another newspaper “Journal de Montreal” was the 8th most popular phrase. No doubt, the explosive rise of online print media is responsible for these rankings.

Moving further down the list, the Montreal International Jazz Festival has two prominent searches “Montreal jazz” and “Montreal jazz festival” totaling 25,618 queries. This annual summer festival, which began in 1980, is now the largest jazz festival in the world, attracting over 2 million people a year.

Montreal Geographic Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 7,000  120,000
bank of montreal    109505
montreal canadiens    57101
montreal gazette    52501
montreal canada    45786
montreal canadians    41760
montreal escorts    29519
montreal quebec    27726
journal de montreal    21400
montreal hotels    20468
montreal airport    18666
hotel montreal    16432
montreal protocol    16129
montreal tourism    15047
montreal jazz    14022
montreal map    13051
montreal strip    12367
inn montreal    12284
montreal jazz festival    11595
downtown montreal    11112
map of montreal    9627
hotels montreal    9561
hotels in montreal    9548
montreal metro    8963
gay montreal    8397
montreal weather    8382
montreal strip clubs    8160
montreal escort    7989
montreal restaurants    7944
montreal expos    7582
montreal hotel    7461
7,000 120,000

Montreal Drug Rehab – Does it Make the List?

Although “Montreal drug rehab” does not make the list of commonly searched phrases, there are many prominent searches that relate to the not so mainstream side of Montreal. “Montreal escorts”, along with two other related phrases received a total of 42,256 queries. In Graphs 1 and 3, Montreal strip clubs had three separate references totaling 23,625 searches. In addition, the somewhat vague phrase, “Montreal sex” received 6,467 queries. One may surmise that these searches are somehow related to Montreal’s former nickname, “Sin City”. It received this name after it became a haven for Americans looking for alcohol during the Prohibition period in the U.S. after World War 1. It also became famous for the quality and quantity of burlesque shows during the same period.

Montreal - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Montreal searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Montreal exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  120,000
bank    115800
canadiens    58654
canada    55742
gazette    54478
hotels    49632
canadians    41771
escorts    41462
hotel    41112
map    32625
quebec    30180
airport    27756
journal    22513
inn    19411
festival    18185
clubs    17430
tourism    16953
protocol    16174
strip    15729
cheap    15655
jazz    15645
downtown    13312
weather    13240
escort    13119
city    12743
university    12725
metro    11786
hockey    10412
gay    10252
restaurants    10078
car    10011
casino    9188
holiday    9114
online    9103
bed    8942
club    8904
apartments    8768
ville    8539
sex    8223
party    8152
rent    7979
sale    7956
jobs    7822
breakfast    7663
expos    7584
lyrics    7353
calling    7343
centre    7253
cim    7139
00a    7125
shopping    7062
banking    7015
mastercard    6999
arts    6948
massacre    6775
real    6772
estate    6770
cinema    6604
massage    6249
band    6152
loading    6139
pages    5850
old    5788
delta    5773
hospital    5749
bell    5694
condos    5572
schools    5535
aeroport    5461
concordia    5439
rental    5340
yahoo    5320
underground    5303
rogers    5251
night    5073
la    4978
news    4955
white    4950
place    4946
des    4939
logo    4934
restaurant    4930
days    4910
college    4833
flights    4690
golf    4535
royal    4439
things    4171
webcam    4155
girls    4104
le    4075
exchange    4010
elizabeth    3919
queen    3858
prix    3721
travel    3717
street    3709
bus    3708
escortes    3668
presse    3618
intercontinental    3545
0 120,000

Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Sponsors Innovative Research

This type of new innovative research is not only an interest-for-interest’s-sake tool, it can also prove valuable in addictions research. USDR, a renowned drug and alcohol rehab facility near Montreal, generously sponsors the development of this dynamic technology in an effort to expand and enrich the field of addictions research. To read specific addiction research investigations, please visit the other pages on this site.

Montreal - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 2,000  7500
montreal calling    7340
montreal party    7249
00a cim montreal    7125
montreal lyrics    7051
university of montreal    6789
montreal massacre    6771
ville de montreal    6699
bank of montreal mastercard    6668
escorts montreal    6559
montreal sex    6467
band of montreal    6102
montreal apartments    6044
montreal city    6017
montreal condos    5534
00a cim montreal loading    5517
quebec canada    5514
montreal quebec canada    5513
montreal real estate    5413
old montreal    5350
montreal condos for sale    5343
holiday inn montreal    5318
university montreal    5061
escort montreal    4748
montreal underground    4644
bank montreal    4569
montreal news    4548
cinema montreal    4429
concordia university montreal    4334
montreal canadiens hockey    4324
aeroport de montreal    4102
bank of montreal online    4086
days inn montreal    4079
montreal shopping    4014
montreal white pages    3968
montreal night    3919
delta montreal    3876
place des arts montreal    3870
montreal golf    3855
casino de montreal    3716
montreal girls    3716
college montreal    3614
car rental montreal    3563
novotel montreal    3511
cheap hotels montreal    3487
montreal casino    3445
canada montreal    3432
bank montreal online banking    3431
montreal jobs    3352
elizabeth hotel montreal    3262
intercontinental montreal    3251
montreal nightlife    3237
airport montreal    3226
hotel in montreal    3215
universite de montreal    3181
queen elizabeth hotel montreal    3140
holiday inn select montreal    3132
montreal strip club    3098
flights to montreal    3047
hotels downtown montreal    3037
montreal wraith    3017
restaurant montreal    3000
montreal alouettes    2996
montreal apartments for rent    2982
montreal comedy    2970
montreal underground city    2965
montreal women    2963
montreal convention    2963
montreal forum    2913
la presse montreal    2869
montreal hockey    2868
2,000 7500