About Montreal

Welcome to Montreal!

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and metropolis of the province of Quebec. The City of Montreal is home to nearly 2 million people, while the Greater Montreal Area has a population of over 4 million people.

Montreal has two official languages, French and English, and more than half of Montrealers are bilingual, while 20% of the population is trilingual. Over 100 languages are spoken here and 120 distinct ethnic communities are represented on its territory.

Surrounded by the St. Lawrence and the Thousand Island rivers, Montreal is an island with Mount Royal, a small mountain, sitting right in the centre.

Top city in North America in terms of the number of international conferences, Montreal is also home to a wide range of international organisations from various industries.

Montreal is famous for its gastronomy (2nd highest number of restaurants per capita in North America) and its vibrant music scene with major outdoor shows and festivals.

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Coming from abroad? Here are a few travel tips:
Time Zone

Eastern Daylight Time
UTC/GMT - 4 hours


Average Temperature 9°C (48°F) in October


The voltage in Canada is 120 volts and 60 Hz. Do not forget your adapter for North American electrical outlets.

Dial Code

Country Code: +1 / Area Code for Montreal: 514


The Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD).


In Canada, service and gratuities are not included in the prices. You must therefore pay approximately 15% of the total amount on the receipt before taxes for service and tip.

Safety and Security

Montreal is a remarkably safe city. The crime rate is very low compared to other major cities around the world.
For emergencies (ambulance, police, firefighters) call 911 from any phone.

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