About Montreal

Montreal happens to be the second largest city in Canada with major people speaking in French in the world, after Paris. However, most Montrealers, especially in downtown, are bilingual. Montreal is also well known for its metropolitan centre in the country and is well developed in transportation, manufacturing and finance centre. Every year it attracts many immigrants from all over the world. The historic sites, Old Town, the streets, the architecture styles building will sway you away and take you back to the 16th century. There an extreme climatic conditions here but you have a lot of activities to do during the season. It's a big city which you can discover with loads of activities and fun and some great surprises as you see the attractions of Montreal which I would say is a must visit.

Public Transport System

Public transport in the city comprises of taxis, metro (subway) buses and trains.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness- Very High, Efficiency- Very High

Mode & Cost of Transports

The OPUS card will let an individual journey across the metropolitan Montréal region by bus, métro or commuter train. Rates are based on the travel requirements.

A single trip costs $3.25
A one-day pass costs $10
A weekend pass costs $13
A weekly regular fare pass costs $25.50
Kids under the age of 5 can ride free.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.54
Cup of Coffee USD 3.08
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.54
Rice/Kg USD 2.31
White Bread USD 2.31
Eggs (12) USD 2.31
Combo Meal USD 7.69
Fine Dining USD 46.16
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.54
Domestic Beer USD 4.62
Imported Beer USD 5.39
Bottle of Wine USD 11.54
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 9.23
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.54
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.31
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 802.39

 Do

  • Montreal has French as the main language to learn a few words to make things easy in the city
  •    Try to take public transit instead of uber
  •    Try buying a maple syrup at a gift shop
  •    Montreal is a city of cyclists with separate down bike lanes, give attention to them while sharing the lane

Donts

  •   Don’t Go for Skating In the Old Port
  •   Don’t Spend your Entire Trip Downtown or in the Old Port
  •   The place is filled with walls of street art and scribbling or spoiling them can be an offence
  •   Being Cruel to the environment, animals and homeless people is not accepted in Montreal
  •  The city is busy and fast don’t stand on a sidewalk talking or looking at your mobile you might be blocking the flow
  •  Students protesting is a common scene the city avoid any indulgence.
  •  Never ever drive a scooter in the cyclist’s lane
  •  It is illegal to make a red turn on a red light if someone is driving

Night Life

Montreal is superb when talking about its nightlife. As its the unofficial party capital of Canada, a designation reinforced by the city’s French connection and its 18+ legal drinking age. You can make the most of it as the sun sets in here as there is some good number of bars, clubs, restaurants with dance floors where you can loosen yourselves or maybe you just want to spend your time listening to some traditional soft music either with your friends family or partner. This is one most majestic place where you can spend some quality time with your sweetheart when the beautiful moon is out over the hills above. So make sure you make the most of it and get some best of wine enjoy the weather whether it's in a restaurant or it can be somewhere mountainside where you look over and see the city aglow. Not a bad idea at all for a date night to get romantic. Other than this for all those night crawlers, there's loads of fun and many more things to do all around the town. Whether you’re looking for a low-key microbrasserie, a chic wine bar or an all-out euro-style dance party within a restaurant. Montreal can offer you a list of the best nightlife.

Must See

  • Biosphere of Montreal
  • Habitat 67 
  • Notre Dame Basilica
  • Redpath Museum
  • Schwartz's
  • McPherson and Rutherford Physics Collections
  • Notre-Dame-de-Neiges Cemetery
  • Insectarium of Montreal

Experiences

  • Go to the Igloofest during January and February.
  • Party at Piknic Electronik is an electronic music event held every Sunday during the month of May to October
  • Spend the day at the Beachclub, the biggest club in North America.
  •  Hang out on Mont-Royal in the early hours of the morning.  
  •  Do the full Osheaga experience which is three days musical festival that happens during the month of July.
  •  Enjoy a wide selection of beers from all over the world.
  •  Do an Irish pub crawl on St. Patrick's Day. 
  • Go see the Tam Tams drumming on Sundays on Mont-Royal

Activities

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Official Language

French

Other Language

English

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Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Population

1.75 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 3.93°C

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TimeZone

08:15 AM (GMT -05:00)

 

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Ambulance

911

 

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Police

911

 

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Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - YUL

Airport Name / IATA Code

YMX - Montreal Mirabel International Airport

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September the weather is milder and hotel vacancies are more.

Moderate time to visit

October, November is initially pleasant with a maximum temperature of about 25 °C

Worst time to visit

December, January, February, March this is the time when snowfall occurs.

Taxi

Start Tariff: CAD 3.50

1 Km. Tariff: CAD 1.75

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: CAD 37.80

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