Touristic Information

Cosmopolitan, bilingual and open to the world. Nearly a third of Montreal’s population was born outside Canada. A safe city: according to Statistics Canada and the FBI, the homicide rate is the lowest of North America’s major metropolises.

How to arrive

Here some information about how to arrive to Montréal. There are several possible combinations: please verify which could be the more convenient for you and eventually contact us for any request/suggestion.

By flight

By Rail

The VIA Rail network connects many of Montreal’s major cities, making it the easiest way to get downtown. With up to 17 daily departures from Central Station, you’ll have access to the Bonaventure metro, cabs, car-sharing, buses, BIXI and the underground pedestrian network. You can also bring your bike on some VIA Rail trains. If you’re coming from the U.S., take Amtrak trains, which offer daily departures from several U.S. cities to downtown Montreal.

Useful Information – Climate in Montréal

Montreal’s climate is rather similar to Ottawa’s; Montreal is a little windier.

Montreal has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a very cold winter.

Winters in Montreal are severe. Snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 109 days each year compared with about 65 days in Toronto. Much greater depths of snow are also found in Montreal than Toronto.

Comparing with some other Canadian cities, snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about:

10 days each year in Vancouver, 35 days in Penticton, 53 days each year in Windsor, 88 days in Calgary, 120 days in Ottawa, and 132 days in Winnipeg.

Montreal enjoys a sunny climate. Summers usually have a generous number of warm or hot sunny days. Winters are rather less sunny than in the prairie cities of Calgary and Winnipeg.

Like most places in Canada, Montreal’s day-to-day weather can be changeable throughout the year.


Useful Information – Time Zones
Montréal is in the UTC/GMT -5
More information clicking here


Useful Information – Conversion Rates
The official currency unit is Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Use the Currency Converter for calculating the conversion rate you’re interested in

Useful Information – AC Voltage and Plugs
In Canada the power plug sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. Click here for more information.


Useful Information – VISA
It is recommended to verify if you’d need a VISA to enter in Canada from your country.