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The second largest city in Canada, Montreal is also one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world. As a place to live it has a great reputation, with quality of life being considered very important, so much so in fact that a global survey placed Montreal as the sixth best city in the world with regard to living conditions. All of this translates into a fantastic destination for visitors, with all the benefits associated with the city there to be enjoyed, and in a beautifully presented and friendly city that is pretty hard to leave. Most people, having visited Montreal, will return again and again.

Sights to see in Montreal

Try to make sure that you have time in Montreal to explore the many sights there. The Montreal highlights every visitor should see, the Saint Catherine Street is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Mount Royal are definitely worth exploring! Montreal’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Montreal city tour before you travel and allow our expert Montreal based guides to show you some of Montreal’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Montreal

As many visitors already know, Montreal’s overwhelmingly favourite pastime is Ice Hockey, and the best-known team is Montreal Canadiens who play at the Bell Centre. Every year, the biggest event for Montreal sporting calendar is undoubtedly the F1 Canadian Grand Prix, which takes place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Sights to see in Montreal

Try to make sure that you have time in Montreal to explore the many sights there. The Montreal highlights every visitor should see, the Saint Catherine Street is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Mount Royal are definitely worth exploring! Montreal’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Montreal city tour before you travel and allow our expert Montreal based guides to show you some of Montreal’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Montreal

Find out when is the best time to visit Montreal thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Montreal. The table below shows the average temperatures in Montreal throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Montreal.

Driving in Montreal

To drive in Montreal, make sure you get an International Driving Permit valid for Canada. You can book them with the AA, before going to Montreal.
On the road in Montreal, as with the rest of Canada, it is the law to drive on the right hand side of the road. For your convenience, you can book car hire in Montreal online before travelling to Canada. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Montreal where you can pick up your car.

Montreal Airport Guide

Montreal-Dorval Airport lies roughly 16 miles west of Montreal. The airport, whose international IATA code is YUL, and flights there take 8 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Montreal is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Montreal-Dorval Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Montreal.

Montreal Consulate

If you get into trouble in Montreal, or just need some advice, the Montreal British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate-General
Suite 4200
1000 De La Gauchetiere West
Montreal
Quebec H3B 4W5

Telephone: (1) (514) 866 5863

Montreal: The Facts

City Name: Montreal
Country: Canada
Language: French
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 5
Electricity Supply: 110V AC 60Hz

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