Set along the curve of the St. Lawrence River, Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest city in Canada. Archaeological evidence shows that First Nations native people occupied Montreal as early as 4,000 years ago, until French nobleman Jérôme Le Royer de La Dauversière led a group of colonists to build a mission on his seigneury. Montreal's historic tryst with the French has since permeated through the city's veins, and is represented in every facet of its culture. Since its incorporation as a city in 1832, Montreal has transformed into the financial and commercial center of Canada. The beautiful city has also been named a UNESCO City of Design, a title that pays ode to its remarkable creativity and multicultural spirit. Some of the noteworthy attractions in the city include the Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Stadium, McGill University, Clock Tower and Saint Joseph's Oratory.