Montreal Travel Guide
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- 93%Local Culture
- 81%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%History Buffs
- 69%Nightlife Lovers
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 62%Family Travelers
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- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Beautiful! The people here really seem to enjoy life and that flows over into a visitor's experience of the city. There are lovely places to dine around every turn. And strolling around old town feels like you are in Europe. Everyone seems to speak both French and English so there was little trouble getting around if you only speak English. the closest thing to Europe I've seen in North America.Recommended for:
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies
Love this town! It's beautiful and reminds me of Europe with the small town feel and cobblestone paths, and almost everyone here speaks French! Too bad I couldn't understand, but most people will speak English too. Public transportation is easy to take. Buses and metros! Metros were in French, but it's easy enough to navigate and everyone is friendly. They have weekend passes and three day passes - super convenient!
- MontrealMember ofBudget TravelersBackpackers
If you live in north america and you want a taste of europe but you hesitate to fly across an ocean, then montreal is a great choice for you.
The best time to come to montreal would be from May to September. (if you enjoy the summer) If you like the cold weather and skiing at our neighboring cities, then comes during winter(december-march).
Things to note: Banks can change USD/CAD easily. You can also change them at smaller forex shops around town.
Convenience stores stop selling alcohol at 11pm & clubs close at 3am (not including after-hour clubs though)
You can get away with speaking in english on the island.. so its really not uncomfortable to explore the city.
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 9
Love, love, love. Beautiful buildings and architecture, friendly people, great restaurants, and great night life. Would definitely live here if it didn't get cold. Plan to visit again for sure.
- MontrealMember ofBusiness Travelers
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- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7
I visited this city by the end the Canadian winter and it was still amazing. When I heard it was the combination of Paris and New York they were not kidding. The old part of Montreal, properly called Viex Montreal, has an XVIII century charm that makes you feel inside a Dickens novel.
At night you just have to visit Rue Saint Denis which is a lot of fun because montrealers are a night people, so it doesn’t matter that it’s winter, it doesn’t matter that it’s snowing or a week day and that it’s very late in the night, Rue Saint Denis will still be filled with young couples coming out of the theater and into bars.
Montreal has a vibrant student life with Universities in Québec being among the cheapest in North America maintaining quality, as in fact the Anglophonic student population that flock the cafés late at night studying for finals and getting free wifi shows.Recommended for:
I hear Montreal is lovely in the summer. Every place I went, people were boggled to see tourists in the cold season--"Why are you here now?!" they asked. But I really enjoyed the cozy bars and restaurants that are built to keep you warm in the winter. And when it's cold, you can eat more! Part of the appeal of Montreal for me is the Frenchy food, which seems pretty exotic (I live near Greek, Egyptian, Thai, Mexican...but not French). Montreal was great for a four-day weekend that really made me feel like I'd traveled.Recommended for:
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Montreal is a blend of European cobbled streets and sophistication mixed with North American hospitality and affordability. The locals prefer to speak French but also speak English. The people are young, hip, diverse, and beautiful. The food scene is good and the nightlife is pulsating. It's definitely worth a visit if you intend to travel to Canada.Recommended for:
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Montréal is my home town and I'm lucky I can always come back to it and family. It is a wonderfully diverse city for culture, whether in theater, music or cuisine. Experiencing and participating in art and culture is very important to the Montréalais. The French and the multitude of ethnic communities offer many delightful opportunities to satisfy our various cravings. So, in the following map of culinary adventures: 5 stars = I tell stories about it; 4 stars = It's worth it!; and 3 stars = I'd go there again for sure.Recommended for:
I have the perfect idea for you... for travel in the Montreal area. when me and my hubby went to Montreal last year we traveled to Mont-Tremblant for our anniversary. We used La route zen to go from the airport to Mont-trembant and it was amazing!!!
The car is filled with relaxation so we could enjoy the scenery and the ride. the price is very affordable for the piece of mind that we got. here is the phone number give them a try!!! 514-706-2825
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
I love the city. My boyfriend lives here and when I don't visit Montreal often enough I actually miss it. It's really my second home now - beautiful city with art, cultural and history, and very good food. Montreal is represented by a graceful mix of European artistic and cultural sentiments with the warm and casual style of North Americans. It's most definitely one of the most liberal, diverse, and vibrant cities.Recommended for:
- MontrealMember ofBudget TravelersFoodies
It's a great city. After arriving from Quebec, I was slightly relieved that English was more understood. The latte's are the best I've ever had. The people still remained friendly. Great weather and fun city!
- MontrealMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackers
With its European feel, fantastic restaurants, eclectic neighborhoods, and infinite nightlife options, Montreal has plenty for every type of traveler. While it gets incredibly cold in winter (inspiring city planners to build an underground portion of the city with malls, restaurants, and movie theaters), the rest of the year is absolutely lovely, especially when viewed from the top of the Mount Royal (hence the city's name) Park. Old Montreal, built along the river, probably has the city's highest concentration of tourists, but it's still worth a day down there to stroll along the cobblestones and awkward architecture. And don't forget to sample some of the city's famous bagels before you leave. Most Americans have no idea there's a Montreal - New York City bagel rivalry (which means it's not really a rivalry at all), but Quebecois are acutely aware of it, so humor them and give it a go.
- MontrealMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Montreal is one of the best cities in Canada to visit. Being located in the province of Quebec means the history and French language makes it a unique area in North America. Quebec City is also great for the same reason, but Montreal is a more vibrant and cosmopolitan city with much to offer everyone.
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