Study in Montreal
Montreal is the largest city Canadian province of Quebec. It is the second largest city in Canada, 18th largest in North America and the 26th largest in the Americas. Predominantly French-speaking, it’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city.
Its 19 boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighbourhoods made of cobblestones, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with imposing Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to industrial Sud-Ouest and artist-friendly Plateau. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold snowy winters.
What to do and see: visit the official Montreal tourism website.
Be prepared, what is important to know about Montreal:
- Montreal Currency: CAD
- Montreal Telephone area code: +1 514
- Montreal Electricity (plug): Electricity in Canada usually supply electricity between 110 and 120 volts. Check out the type of plug.
- Montreal Annual events: Saint Patrick’s Day parade (Mar), Montreal Museums Day (May), Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival(Jun) and more.
- Montreal Public holidays: check out on Government website.
- Weather average Montreal:
Winter (Dec - Feb): -14ºC - 0ºC
Spring (Mar - May): 7ºC - 20ºC
Summer (Jun - Aug): 13ºC - 27ºC
Autumn (Sep - Nov): -2ºC - 22ºC
Find information about transports in Montreal on government websites:
- Getting around Montreal: buses and subways.
- Taxis can be hailed from the streets.