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City Guide to Montreal

Why Montreal?

MontrealMontreal is Canada’s second largest city after Toronto, and offers everything you would expect from a big metropolis. The city is defined by water - two rivers, the St Lawrence, and the Riviere des Prairies surround it. Dividing the city is the Boulevard Saint-Laurent, a long street that is central to finding your way around the city. All the streets that criss-cross the Boulevard have East (Est) ends, and Ouest (West) ends, so make sure you know which way you are going before you start walking!

Facts about Montreal

  • Venice in Italy is on the same latitude as Montreal
  • When Montreal hosted the Olympic Games in 1976 it was the first tiime that Canada had held the games

Plan Your Gap Year to Montreal

Click on one of the links below for more information and useful advice when travelling to Montreal.

Top Things To Do

Top Things To Do in Montreal


Accommodation in Montreal


Emergency Information for Montreal