It's easy to forget our neighbor to the north. Canada, for all her natural splendors, is often overlooked for her urbanity. Less than 7 hours almost directly to the north of Philadelphia is Montréal, Canada's second largest city. Both the city and metro area of Montréal are nearly the same size as Philly: City of Montréal: 1.6 million vs 1.5 in Philly, metro area of Montréal: 3.8 vs 4 million in Philly. Both cities have also found themselves economically struggling in the last half century.