Rich in the mix of waves of immigration that have made it one of the most popular multicultural cities in Canada and the world, Montreal never ceases to amaze and reinvent itself. Between its parks and steeples, its skyscrapers and its historic district, Old Montréal is a city that is highly praised for its quality of life, its openness and its bilingualism. With this diversity, this metropolis of Quebec continues to evolve and redefine its identity in the eyes of the world, gradually establishing itself as an exceptional city in many respects. It is true that it has many attractions, and it is not a surprise if you find so much to do, from festivals to cultural routes, from bicycle paths to the countless restaurants that line its streets. Montreal also has a young and dynamic side with its many colleges and universities, including the renowned McGill University. In short, a lively city, full of history and which will certainly charm you! Following the advice of a Montreal tourist guide will allow you to discover Montreal's emblems: the Plateau Mont-Royal, the Foufounes électriques, poutine, the botanical garden, ice skating on frozen lakes, the history of Jacques Cartier to discover at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal and the art and music festivals

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When to go to Montreal?

Montreal is beautiful in all seasons, but depending on your interests, certain times of the year are best. Here are some tips on when to go to Montreal.

High tourist season: mid-May to mid-October, mid-December to January, and February. Lovers of nature and the outdoors will certainly find their happiness at all times, but summer and winter are more suitable for outdoor activities. However, the magic of the colours in autumn (September and October) is worth a visit. In the summer, Montreal lives to the rhythm of festivals of all kinds, especially in June and July. Although many major festivals offer year-round programming, summer becomes a pretext to transform streets, esplanades and parks into real open-air popular festivals. To live a total experience at the heart of the purest traditions of Quebec, winter is the perfect time to do so. Snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hockey, Montreal winter carnival... It is also the ideal time to try traditional dishes such as tourtière, cipaille, stewed meatballs and other hearty dishes that will help you hold out during the cold

Low tourist season: mid-October to mid-December, January, March and April to mid-May. As early as March, a trip to the sugar shack is a must

How to go to Montreal? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Montreal is a common destination for French tour operators. If you are going on an organized trip, you will probably benefit from negotiated hotel rates and airport transfers and possible day trips. Guided tours will be a plus when you discover the city.

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Montreal is very accessible for individual French travellers. First, because you will not have a language barrier, and second, because Quebeckers are welcoming and warm people. Finally, Montreal is easy to discover on foot and by public transit. No problem then to go there alone.

Bus, metro, Montreal is very well served by public transport. In winter, it is very easy to use them regularly. In summer, you can enjoy the city by discovering it on foot. If you plan to leave the city, it will be easier to rent a car, starting at $30-$40 a day.

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  • Airbnb rental
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When to travel?

Montreal is beautiful in all seasons, but depending on your interests, certain times of the year are best. Here are s...
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Weather forecast

The Montreal region is characterized by a humid continental climate, characterized by four distinct seasons, hot and...
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Budget

Here are some price estimates to help you establish a budget. One night in a youth hostel for one person costs a mini...
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Formalities

French, Belgian and Swiss travellers are accepted for six months and must have completed their electronic travel auth...
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Health

There is nothing to fear in Quebec, the health level is the same as in Europe. Just check that your conventional vacc...
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How to travel by yourself?

Montreal is very accessible for individual French travellers. First, because you will not have a language barrier, an...
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How to get organized?

Montreal is a common destination for French tour operators. If you are going on an organized trip, you will probably...
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Getting around

Bus, metro, Montreal is very well served by public transport. In winter, it is very easy to use them regularly. In su...
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